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Start And Evolution Of Indian Animation

Start And Evolution of Indian animation

Some little know facts about the Indian animation industry:

  • Dadasaheb Phalke, Father of Indian Cinema, is also the first Indian animator. In 1914, he made an animation film about the growth of a peapod into a plant through stop-motion animation.
  • In 1956, Clair Weeks, a Disney Studios animator was invited by the Films Division of India to set up & train animators for the first ever Indian animation studios.
  • The first Indian animated film was The Banyan Deer in 1957.
  • Veteran animators Bhimsain & Ram Mohan trained under Clair Weeks and started their career in Film Division’s Cartoon Unit.
  • A Japanese film maker Sako & Ram Mohan made an epic animated movie ‘Ramayana- The Legend of Prince Rama’ which received outstanding reviews abroad.
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