Saturday, January 3, 2009

Dale speaks at first 'Animated Feature Forum'

"We all have a child within ourselves, and till that child is there, animation will prevail," said celebrity publicist Dale Bhagwagar, speaking at the 'Animated Feature Forum' organised by Animation Xpress Network, at the Hyatt Regency, Mumbai.

"We have actors playing characters in films. But animation actually goes one step ahead, by creatively moulding the look and style of characters, giving further depth and dimension to them. The very thought is challenging for the animator as well as the viewer. No wonder, animation excites us," he added.

The Bollywood publicist was a co-speaker on the subjects of marketing, imaging, branding and innovation along with Abhishek Nayyar (Percept Pictures),  Saurabh Varma (BIG Pictures), Utpal Acharya (Inox), Devang Sampat (Cinemax), Samir Chopra (Studio 18), Smita Maroo (Shemaroo) and Priyanka Sinha (Screen).

Attended by more than two hundred professionals from both the film and animation industry, the joint interaction, focusing on the future of animation feature films in India, was the first of its kind in the country.

Other prominent speakers and participants included Mahesh Samat (Managing Director, Walt Disney, India), Govind Nihalani, Kunal Kohli, Raizada Rohit Jaisingh Vaid, Arnab Chaudhari, Siddharth Jain (Irock Entertainment), Jiggy George (Turner), Abhimanyu Singh (Contiloe Pictures), Ashish Kulkarni (BIG Animation), Aditya Krishna (UTV Motion Pictures), Aman Kwatra (2nz), CB Arun Kumar (Pixion), Pankaj Khandpur (VCL).