Toonz signs $ 4.5m-deal with Korea's ANI21

Toonz signs $ 4.5m-deal with Korea's ANI21

Author | exchange4media News Service | Saturday, Mar 13,2004 7:40 AM

Toonz signs $ 4.5m-deal with Korea's ANI21

Toonz Animation has bagged a $ 4.5-million contract from the leading Korean production house, ANI21 Co., Ltd, said an official release from Toonz.

The company has inked an agreement with ANI21 to produce the animated television series 'Twin Princes', announced P Jayakumar, CEO, Toonz Animation India. The series, which includes a six-minute trailer and 52 episodes of twenty-three minute each, will be a blend of 2D and 3D animations.

"We are thrilled to have 'Twin Princes' on our production slate," said Jayakumar, as he was quoted in the release: "This big-budget series has immense potential and will help us make a major headway in the global animation market. It will further hone our capability to incorporate 3D and CG-based elements into traditional 2D animation."

The top brass of ANI21, In-Hyung Hwang (President/General Producer) and Iksu Zhun (International Division), recently visited the Toonz Studios in Trivandrum to shore up their relationship with Toonz to explore prospects for further collaboration. The visiting delegation included key personnel from Apple Tree Films, which is involved in the merchandising of this series.

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