Toonz Animation Academy receives ‘Centre of Excellence’ (COE) recognition by Media and Entertainment Skills Council (MESC) set up under National Skills Development Mission by the Government of India. MESC is the highest recognized body in Animation, Visual Effects and Gaming in India. Such a prestigious recognition was awarded to Toonz after an in-detail review of the institutes Infrastructure, performance and quality assurance.
Toonz Academy in association with The Directorate of Higher Secondary Education, Government of Kerala (SITAR 2017) participated & Conducted a seminar in this career guidance program highlighting the creative career opportunities that are available in the field of Animation, Visual Effects & Gaming Sector. Over 15000 Students visited this career guidance fair and got the necessary information regarding various courses of their choice. The higher education expo DISHA 2018 was formally inaugurated by the Hon. Minister of Education, Sri. Raveendranath on 5th January 2018 at K.Karunakaran Smaraka Town hall, Thrissur.
Toonz Academy was Honoured for the conduct of Sitar 2017 by Kerala Govt & HSE Board during Kerala School Youth Festival 2018.The mammoth Art Fest of Asia, Kerala school Youth festival of the academic year 2017 -18 culminated on January 11th, 2018 in Thrissur Kerala. Directorate of Higher Secondary Education (DHSE) organized a Higher Education Expo called DISHA 2018. It was a unique program sponsored by the government of Kerala for the higher secondary students to have an updated information on different courses after plus two.
Toonz Academy team visited 14 districts of Kerala and conducted district level activities where in 1500 students from over 1400 schools participated. The best creative talents from all over Kerala were selected for the state camp. The five day camp was inaugurated by the honourable minister for education of the Government of Kerala, C. Raveendranath along with director in-charge of DHSE, Prakashan P.P, state coordinator for career guidance and adolescent counselling cell, Azeem CM.
We were the first to create a 2D animated series and feature film in India, first stereoscopic feature film in the country, one of the first studios to have a YouTube funded series and a strong presence in Asia, Europe and the US.
The live-action take on the Disney animation classic — directed by Guy Ritchie — has completed its casting and entered production at Longcross Studios outside London. Starring are Will Smith as Genie, Mena Massoud (Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari (Murder on the Orient Express) as Jafar, pictured in this great selfie; with Navid Negahban as the Sultan of Agrabah, Nasim Pedrad as handmaiden Dalia, Billy Magnussen as the suitor Prince Anders of Skanland, and Numan Acar as Hakim, head of the palace guards and Jafar’s right-hand man.
For the fourth successive year, Toonz Academy (Asian Institute of Film & Media Studies Pvt Ltd.) has tied up with The Foundry, UK for offering the certified course in Visual Effects using The Foundry Nuke. Toonz Academy is the only institution offering The Foundry certified courses in Kerala.
Toonz Academy conducted a session at Chinmaya Vidhyalaya. Academy Executive Director Retd. Wg Cdr M Narayanan felicitated Mr. Gautham Jayan-Winner of the cartoon drawing competition.
As part of an International Guest Lecture Mr. Bob Fuentes interacted with students and shared his experience. Bob is an animation Director and three times Emmy award winner for story Direction. He also developed and sold a Doll line "The Curly Q's to the World's 5th largest Toy Manufacturer". He also exhibited some of his works that he has worked in major studios like Walt Disney, Warner Bros, Marvel, Nickelodeon etc. The session was addressed by Wg Cdr M Narayanan, Executive Director of Toonz Academy.
Dr. Avaneesh - Head of Development, Toonz Animation as Chief Guest at the National Conference on Recent Trends in Information Technology hosted by PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.