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DreamWorks to broaden animation capabilities in India    2007-12-20 12:30:01    

Washington, Dec.20 : Technicolor has formed a strategic alliance with DreamWorks Animation, which will assist in developing animation capabilities in India through Paprikaas Animation Studios.
Technicolor has formed a strategic alliance with DreamWorks Animation, which will assist in developing animation capabilities in India through Paprikaas Animation Studios.

Technicolor recently invested in Paprikaas, a Bangalore-based animation company that services clients in features, TV, commercials and video games.

Under the agreement, DWA will assist Technicolor in the recruitment, training and development of animation talent for Paprikaas, with an eye toward creating a dedicated team for DWA projects.

"Our objective is to tap into and further develop the gifted talent base in India, with the potential to do the kind of feature-level work for which we are renowned worldwide," the Hollywood Reporter quoted Said DWA chief operating officer Ann Daly, as saying.

Frank E. Dangeard, chairman and CEO of Technicolor parent Thomson, said: "We are committed to creating a center of animation excellence with DreamWorks in India."

Paprikaas was recently relocated to Thomson's 100,000-square-foot digital content production facility in Bangalore. (ANI)
© 2007 ANI

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