June 17, 2009, Trivandrum:Technopark based Toonz Animation India and Telegael Group based in Galway, Ireland have entered into a strategic partnership agreement. Through the partnership, Toonz and Telegael will combine their resources to develop, co-produce and finance a slate of animation projects for global distribution.
Toonz is a leading provider of animation to the top US and European producers. Telegael is a live action and animation production house which operates one of Europe's leading post-production studios. Toonz and Telegael have previously worked together on the highly acclaimed Freefonix animation series for BBC, which has emerged as a cult show in the UK and is now being distributed internationally.
“Our fruitful partnership for the Freefonix project served as a prelude for this strategic alliance. We aim to mutually leverage our competencies in our core domains. To start off we are looking at the production of a slate of television series with a combined worth approaching 30 million USD”, says P. Jayakumar, CEO of Toonz Animation India Pvt Ltd
"Telegael is delighted to partner with Toonz, one of the world's leading animation studios which has a strong international client base", says Paul Cummins, CEO of the Telegael Group. "The animation industry now operates on a global model. This strategic collaboration will enable Toonz and Telegael to exploit obvious synergies which exist between our two companies and enable us to produce world-class animation content for a global audience".