DreamWorks ani to grow India branch


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.

Said DWA chief operating officer Ann Daly: "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."

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. This strategic alliance is an important step for Thomson: animation represents a significant opportunity for us to expand our content services offering into the media and entertainment industries."

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