Paprikaas Rebrands as Technicolor India

Indian animation studio Paprikaas has been renamed and rebranded as Technicolor India by its corporate owners.

The studio, based in Bangalore, was fully acquired by Technicolor earlier this year. Technicolor has been using the studio to build on its relationships with clients sucha s DreamWorks Animation, Electronic Arts and Nickelodeon. The studio, founded in 2001, also has added visual effects, compression and authoring services to its menu.

Nickelodeon’s new Kung Fu Panda TV series, produced for the worldwide broadcast market, and initially comprising 26 episodes, is currently being animated at Technicolor India. Nickelodeon and Technicolor have developed a strong production relationship based on the studio’s CGI work on Penguins of Madagascar.

‘India has emerged as the Asian destination of choice for animation. This enhances our India investments in Paprikaas over the past few years. We have aggregated and developed the best and the finest skill sets in the industry blending international and local artists,’ said Frederic Rose, CEO, Technicolor.

‘Consolidating further within Technicolor gives us greater scope and opportunity, while providing our artists from all over the country the opportunity to work on great projects with A-list clientele,’ says Biren Ghose, the studio’s general manager.