Pentamedia Graphics Ltd plans to come out with six more animation movies, each with duration of 90 minutes, during this fiscal. It is also planning to aggressively exploit the opportunities available in gaming development by using existing animation content and by developing new gaming content.
The company will also expand its infrastructure facilities by adding one more studio in Hyderabad with a total area of about 30,000 square feet. It is also planning facilities in Mumbai and Calcutta.
During the last quarter, Pentamedia managed to bag major orders from Creek & River of Japan, Silicon Studio, Fil Cartoon, Studio Navlon, Studio Passi (All US customers). Pentamedia also received orders from the Singapore-based Media Corporation and the German Penta-TV for the production of 28- and 22-episode serials respectively.
Pentamedia has completed production of Alibaba which is going to be screened in the month of May 2001. The Economic Development Board (EDB), Singapore has awarded a contract for production of a 90-minute animation movie based on the life and teachings of Buddha. The production of this movie is being executed from both Singapore and Chennai.
Pentamedia has executed projects with Thornbush Entertainment, USA, to produce movies like ‘10/13’, ‘5 hours to Dawn’ and ‘Sherlock & Jack’. The company has also bagged a special effects and graphics order from Landmark Entertainment, USA, for their movie ‘Dragon Force’, which is likely to be jointly produced by Landmark and Pentamedia.
Intelivion Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pentamedia Graphics, has also been created to tap the children’s market. The outfit aims to reach its audience through its satellite television operations.