India's first 'cricket-inspired' 3D animation movie 'Cric X' premiered
Thursday, June 3, 2010 2:46:53 PM (IST)
Bollywood Trade Editorial
MAAC Creative Shop (MCS), a division of Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), India's leading educator in high-end 3D Animation and Visual Effects premiered 'Cric-X' India's first 'cricked inspired' 3D animation feature film at Fun Republic Cinema, Mumbai. This 80 minute long feature film is inspired by the unflagging popularity and craze people have for cricket in India and was developed by students of Maya Academy under their mentorship series in the aegis of MAAC Creative Shop.
The premiere was attended by noted Indian & international animation studios such as Pixion, Rhythm and Hues, BIG Animation, Prime Focus, Trine Entertainment, MEL and Artery Animation. Mr. Sanjiv Waeerkar, Chief Creative Officer, MAAC explained, “MAAC has always strived to give its students the best of practical training along with aesthetical knowledge to help them become industry ready animators. The mentorship series is an effort by MAAC to give its students the much needed industry exposure to facilitate their work in studio environments. Cric-X is also an effort to demonstrate the promising capabilities of Indian animation talent. CricX is a fitting example of the highly creative and quality work Indian animators are equipped to produce. Such students are not only treated as experienced in the industry but are also better equipped and more confident about their work.”
The movie is laced with the fun, excitement and dreams associated with cricket in India, complete with imaginative, visually appealing scenes and excellent storytelling. There are many interesting characters in the movie like Soni, the captain is a cool headed guy and the opener of the team, then there is Veer, a swash buckling batsman who believes in aggression is all it requires to win the game and a super cool Casanova kind of a character named Prince, topped with Lucky, a funny Sikh who is the team’s ace spinner.
Tags : MAAC Creative Shop, MCS, Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics, MAAC, Cric-X, Pixion, Rhythm and Hues, BIG Animation, Prime Focus, Trine Entertainment, MEL, Artery Animation, Sanjiv Waeerkar