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Posted in Press by takshaa on May 20, 2009
Our Bureau / Bangalore October 05, 2005
Manu Ittina, the animation artist who worked on Hollywood blockbusters like ‘Shrek 2’ and ‘Madagascar’, has set up his studio complex Ittina in Bangalore.
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Manu Ittina said the facility, located at Whitefield, would see animation artists from across the globe coming together to produce extremely quality television commercials, creature effects and next generation video game cinematics. For the project, the other principle creative professionals include Bill Miller and Ruturaj Arolkar.

Miller, an award winning animation director, has also worked extensively on movies such as Hercules, Mighty Joe Young, Shrek 2 and Madagascar.
Arolkar has worked on several international films and has also worked at Rhythm and Hues, Mumbai. Several other senior creatives with international experience are slated to join Ittina Studios in the next few months.
“The animation studio will house some of the best talents from across the globe and our aim is to set an example in the field of animation and showcase to the world the superior quality of work that this studio is capable of producing,” said Miller who will be animation director of Ittina Studios.
This studio is the first of its kind in the country to attract talent of this calibre and will definitely set a precedent for the production of animation work of international standards, said Ittina.
Manu Ittina also announced the launch of a state-of-the-art computer animation school in the city. Christened ‘Takshaa,’ after the ancient seat of learning Takshila, the school will be spread over a 15,000 square feet, making it one of the largest computer animation schools in the country.
The facility at Whitefield will house all modern amenities including a pool, gymnasium and will take in up to 250 students.
“Students of Takshaa will be trained in various disciplines pertaining to animation, such as character animation, modeling, lighting, texturing, visual effects and games,” said Manu Ittina.
“Equal emphasis will be placed on the aesthetics and technical parts of animation. Takshaa will also provide courses such as visual language, art and film history, history of animation, drawing, sculpture, and colour theory that supplement the main classes,” he added.

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