BIG Animation is based in Pune, the second largest city of Maharashtra, which is a state in western India. Pulling from the digital pens of nearly three hundred artists for production, BIG Animation's Little Krishna is an impressive first-step: the computer animated television series makes obvious use of centuries-old storytelling while blending in the best that CG has to offer to young viewers. Little Krishna was rather a little labor of love for some of its producers, whose attention to the basics and desire for lush environmental detail has thus far resulted in another title representative of a little company eager to make it big.
With episode titles such as "Fire and Fury," "Demon in Disguise," "The Attack of the Serpent King," and "The Mystery of the Vanishing Sheep," viewers keen on drinking up the historically/culturally accurate and entertaining escapades have their work cut out for them.
"Krishna is one of the most enchanting and captivating characters out of the Indian heritage," commented Chanchalapathi Dasa, Vice Chairman, The India Heritage Foundation. "Our involvement in the research corroborated the authenticity and selection of some of the most interesting stories."
"The objective was not to develop 'yet another content' around Krishna, but to serve the audience with a masterpiece which was historically correct and authentic. At the same time we also wanted the kids to enjoy the series. Interesting stories of Krishna in his younger days allow the kids to form an immediate association with our legendary character."
Appearing at a time when humanity was in distress over the evil forces that prevailed, Krishna exhibited the innocence, bravado, and humility that one might associate with most contemporary superheroes. As a child, he is their prankster and savior, as captured in Little Krishna. The animated series, reportedly produced entirely in-house, has a rather large cast of characters, many of them children who accompany the young Krishna. Some of the children are similarly full of fun, others more wise and conscientious, and others merely just contentious.
Whether combating a mistress of darkness or the demon of tornadoes, little Krishna is up to the challenge. Little Krishna was produced in association with ISKCON Bangalore and the India Heritage Foundation. BIG Animation's 60,000 square foot production house continues work on the thirteen-episode series, and hopes similarly engaging projects are farther down the road
Ashish Kulkarni, whose experience in animation stretches across multiple continents and through two and a half decades, is the CEO of BIG Animation. "We are proud to associate with Nick and we could not have got a better platform for this series in India," he commented recently.
"The series represents a seamless blend of Global standards of technology with creative excellence. It has the true potential of becoming a turning point for Indian animation industry, in earning the patronage of International buyers."
on Big Animation: BIG Animation India Private Limited (www.BigAnimation.com), A Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group Company is dedicated to revive the culture of story-telling by characterizing animation in the world of fantasy. A company where exuberance and passion rules the roost, success is a way of life. The studio's state-of-the-art technology is designed and deployed for a pipeline handling both 2D and 3D workflows. Little Krishna is the maiden television production for this studio.