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.