Chhota Bheem, India’s iconic and popular animation character has undergone a transformation and will be seen in a new 3D avatar enabled by Autodesk tech – Maya and Arnold. Chhota Bheem would be seen in this new avatar in the latest movie Kung Fu Dhamaka produced by Green Gold Animation. In the movie, Chhota Bheem fights against the evil demon Zuhu to rescue the daughter of the emperor of China.
Since its inception in 2008 as a 2D animation character, Chhota Bheem has gained massive popularity and become a phenomenon in India, especially among kids.This new movie, Kung Fu Dhamaka, is the first Native 3D stereoscopic theatrical feature of Chhota Bheem that is filled with instances of the rich Indian culture and moral values. The entire 3D animation, look and feel for the movie as well as final colored CGI output has been generated using Autodesk Maya. The various shots representing different geographies and landscapes has taken the finesse of storytelling to the next level.
Autodesk’s flagship software Maya and Arnold along with Green Gold Animation’s expertise has helped in adding adventure in the movie providing a base for the various action scenes. The exclusive features (Mash and Bifrost) of Autodesk’s flagship software Maya, has helped Green Gold Animation to match global standards of animation in the new Chhota Bheem movie. With the Maya Stereo Camera, the directors were able to achieve the required effects of depth even at a greyscale animation level. Autodesk has also played a major role in enabling Green Gold Animation to accelerate the post production phase of the much-awaited animation movie.
Further, Green Gold Animation is planning a musical and a live action film on Chhota Bheem in the coming years. By enabling VFX studios like Green Gold Animation, Autodesk is fueling the evolution of the Media & Entertainment industry in India with world class technology for CGI, VFX and Special Effects.
Mr Shekhar Rohira, Country Manager, Autodesk said, “Autodesk design technology for media and entertainment industry enables outstanding animation and visual effects (VFX) and our software have become the tools of choice for Indian VFX studios. In India, the animation industry is in a high growth trajectory, driven by new-age studios like Green Gold Animation who have delivered outstanding visual storytelling through characters like Chhota Bheem. We are excited to be part of their journey to grow Chhota Bheem, as an iconic character and take it to the next level in its stereoscopic 3D avatar.”
Mr Rajiv Chilaka, Founder and Managing Director, Green Gold Animation said, “Chhota Bheem Kungfu Dhamaka is our most ambitious project so far. We have explored technology and have put in efforts to keep the audience spellbound with the creative and visual effects. This is the first time that we have put in great works to create an immersive experience using 3D stereoscopic technology. Autodesk has been our prime partner in this creation; especially some scenes which they have helped develop profoundly. I strongly believe that such partnerships are the need of the hour to boost animation in India and together we can visualize and create grand stories that can be equal to global standards.”