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“The Tallest Tale!” available now!

A new picture book for children from Karadi Tales! Written by the very talented Anushka Ravishankar & Illustrated by Chetan Sharma, available online and in stores! Buy it now! http://karaditales.com/catalogue/picture-books/the-tallest-tale/ 0r Amazon more

Animagic turns 20!!!

Incorporated in 1995, Animagic the studio was established in 1997 and joyfully completes a momentous 20 years!!!! Love and regards to all animagicians past and present and all whose love, support and blessings have made us what we are!! Three cheers!! more

Swami Ayyappan nominated for FICCI BAF ‘Best theatrical feature”!!

The nominations are out and ‘Swami Ayyappan’ is among the top three films in the ‘Best Theatical Animated  Feature’ category!! Hearty congrats to all who were involved in the making of the film and to our dear ‘Toonz’ family!!The other nominees in the category are KOCHADAIYAAN & Greengold Animation’s MIGHTY RAJU ‘RIO CALLING’   more

Story, Design and Pre-production Clinic at ABAI fest and KVGC neet

Chetan made a quick survey of many ways of creating different types of animation films from ads to shorts to TV series to features based obn Animagic’s own journey of almost 18 years. From the free flowing development of independent shorts like ‘Raju and I’ to the intense layering of a feature like ‘TRIPURA’. Also covered in […] more

Swami Ayyappa premieres at ABAI fest Bengaluru!

The much awaited 2d animation film, co-produced by Toonz Animation and Animagic India premiered in Bengaluru as an exclusive event for the ABAI fest and KVGC Summit. The screening which started at 8pm in an open theatre specially erected for ABAI was preceded by a short presentation on the making of the film. by the […] more

Clap Clap Apps online!!

Annika & Sid are coming soon!! A Vibrant, multi-dimensional, Hindi vocabulary-learning gaming app for South Asian kids! Please do look up clapclapapps.com Visit the facebook page and hit LIKE!! more

Arena ‘ORBIT LIVE’ and Kalakari fest Mumbai!

The three day fest by Arena Animation saw 3 workshops and masterclasses  by Chetan. Day1 was the ‘Sketching Ki Paathshaala” session for the Kalakari Fest. Day 2 & 3 saw 2 intensive sessions on ‘Character Design‘ & ‘Acting for Animation’Finally the Orbit Live closing ceremony was an extravaganza with awards given out to Industry Lion […] more

On Air: Airtel Wynk TVC

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Chetan’s “Sketching ki paathshaala!” at tasi Anifest 2014

Day 3 of the 10th Anniversary edition of TASI ANIFEST saw  ‘Sketching ki paathshaala’ with Chetan Sharma; Visual Development with Griselda Sastraniawata-Lemay from DreamWorks Animation; Music for the visual with Narayan Parasuram and finally a session on the VFX of ‘Hercules’ with Double Negative’s Bernhard Kerschbaumer.watch the video from Animation Xpress.com by clicking here! more

TASI ANIFEST celebrates 10 years!!

The Animation Society of India organises an annual event for the animators by the animators.. this is the now eagerly awaited Anifest which takes place in Mumbai in the last week of August! We are thrilled at this milestone and proud to have been associated with its eventful journey!! Way to go and all our […] more

Deccan Chronicle features Indian Animators!

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Chetan & Gayatri among 13 pathbreakers at TOONZ’s Indian Animation Masters Summit

“We decided to bring together the Indian animation masters to discuss a road map for the Indian animation industry as well as provide a platform for animation enthusiasts to meet and learn from them” said P Jayakumar, CEO of Toonz Group. Trivandrum based Indian animation major; Toonz Animation has announced its new edition of the […] more

Swami Ayyappan wins at FICCI FRAMES!

Swami has done it again! The 2 and half min trailer has won the FICCI FRAMES 2014 BAF Award for Best Animated Promo International! Thanks FICCI, the jury and all at TOONZ & supporters! with Toonz CEO P. Jayakumar on stage more

Gayatri in AX’s International Women’s Day Special Conversations with women creators in Animation & comics!

AnimationXpress.com is celebrating the spirit of International Women’s Day by saluting the Women in Animation and Comics Sectors of Indian Entertainment Industry. We asked Charuvi Agrawal, Gayatri Rao, Manisha Mohan, Reena Puri, Shilpa Ranade and Tehzeeb Khurana on what is latest with them and their vision for 2014 “…For most artists and this is especially true […] more

Talk session @ Kalaghoda Art Fest tommorrow at 11.30am!

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Workshop & session in Kalaghoda Art Fest!

Animagic is going to be at the KALAGHODA ART FEST this year!! First in a one of its kind workshop on drawing in associatin with TASI- “Sketching & cartooning for Everyone!! Even those who can’t draw! Featuring live demos, clips and mass sketching session by India’s finest animation gurus – Vaibhav Kumaresh, Chetan Sharma & Vaibhav More, the workshop will enable participants to discover […] more

Session at MAAC Annanagar!

Chetan Sharma conducted a session for MAAC Annanagar on his recent visit to Chennai. He initiated the eager class into the simple fundamentals of sketching and then shared with them some of the artistic details behind the ‘Swami Ayyappan” project, which were inspiring for the students! Thanks to MAAC Annanagar & Anandh Ramesh! more

‘Behind the scenes of Swami Ayyappan” in Bangalore & Indore!

Its back by popular demand!! TASI’s “Work in progress” session with Vaibhav Kumaresh & Chetan Sharma is now going to Bangalore (25th Jan 2014) and Indore (8th feb 2014)! All are invited!! more

Tripura, MAAA-AA-aa!! and Raju & I screen at 1st ABAI fest!

The Association of Bangalore Animation Industry (ABAI) organized the 1st ABAI FEST 2013  on  6th and 7th December 2013 at  University Grounds in Mysore. Animagic 1st feature “TRIPURA- The three cities of Maya” was screened in the Indian features package. “Raju & I” & MAAA-AA-aa!! were screened in a package of the best animated shorts ever produced in India, […] more

MAAC 24 FPS celebrates 10 years!!

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A Call to arms for young animators at Pune!

“The need of the hour is for animators and especially students who wanna be animators or technicians to strive for nothing but to be the best they can!Aim for the top if we want India to emerge from the mud of mediocrity!”  more

1st ever session on ‘SWAMI AYYAPPAN” in Pune!

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“Swami Ayyappan” trailer wins at Anifest TVCA !!!

In an happy surprise, viewers at ANIFEST 2013, held at Sivaswamy auditorium in Chembur, Mumbai voted for Swami Ayyappan as the best commissioned work of the year! Thankfully most of the Animagic team was in attendance and could receive the award.. though we missed Mahesh Vettiyar from Toonz. Cheers to collaboration and creativity! Check out […] more

Mass Sketching workshop at ANIFEST a great success!

Chetan: “The three of us ( Dhimant Vyas, Vaibhav and myself) had a great deal of fun on stage exploring sketching and drawing from life. It was easy to get lost in the process , tho we still managed to steal glimpses of how the others worked.. it was awesome.. while the approaches may appear […] more

Ist ever mass sketching workshop with Chetan, Dhimant & Vaibhav!

Animagic’s Chetan Sharma along with Dhimant Vyas and Vaibhav Kumaresh will conduct 1st ever mass sketching workshop at TASI ANIFEST 2013. In a major first, TASI has brought together 3 industry veterans to rekindle the joy of drawing and sketching amongst budding animation professionals and students. The workshop will highlight the different approach of the […] more