Monday, May 28, 2007

Animated Films

The story of Lava and Kusha will soon be released as an animated movie called The Warrior Twins

http://www.hindu.com/2006/11/15/stories/2006111518220200.htm
http://news.awn.com/index.php?ltype=date&newsitem_no=19831
http://movies.indiainfo.com/2007/05/18/lavakusa.html
http://hindublog.blogspot.com/2007/05/animation-film-lava-kusa-warrior-twins.html
http://www.totaltollywood.com/news/ttnews1369.html
http://aumsri.sulekha.com/blog/post/2007/05/best.htm
http://www.thehindu.com/2006/04/08/stories/2006040819400200.htm
http://www.telugucinema.com/tc/news/lavakusa_may1707.php


Meanwhile the animated film Ghatotkacha, based on Bhima's half-rakshasa son, has already hit Cannes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIOlc85lDXc
http://www.animationxpress.com/index.php?file=story&id=1179

Hmm, I dunno, they seem to have made him too cutesy, just like the Sahara One version of Hanuman. Indians seem to have a Western-acquired bias that all animation has to look like Mickey Mouse or Porky Pig. The rest of Asia seems to have a more sophisticated attitude.

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