By The Editor
November 23, 2007 - 06:06
|Raj Comics Logo|
Motion Pixel Corporation and Raj Comics Bring Superhero Nagraj to Life
Motion Pixel Corporation (MPC), one of the premier independent animated studios in the Americas and Raj Comics, announced today that MPC has been granted licenses to develop, produce and distribute a theatrical film release based upon popular Raj Comics property – ‘Nagraj’. The announcement was made by MPC Chairman Manny Bains and Manish Gupta, CEO, Raj Comics. Production on the Nagraj Animated movie will begin immediately in a unique 2D Style format.
The multi-million dollar agreement will see MPC and Raj Comics share in certain revenues derived from the properties, with MPC funding development, production and distribution. Raj Comics will be handling all merchandising in connection with the films.
|Nagraj - Snake King|
Nagraj (“Snake-King”) was created in late 1980’s and has been a major force in the Indian comic book industry; with combined series sales surpassing over 100 million comics. It is the front-runner among Superhero comic genre in India. The storylines employ a rich blend of thrill, action, adventure, drama, fiction and mythology; to cater to a wide range of target audiences. Nagraj was originally conceived as an enemy of international terrorism, an idea well ahead of its times. A parallel comic series that focuses on Nagraj’s fight against world terrorism has been recently started and has received critical acclaim.
For the millions of Nagraj fans, this film would be a great opportunity to see their character finally liberated from the shackles of the stop-frame format of a comic book and come alive on the silver screen in all magnanimity and splendor that only existed in their imaginations. The launch of the film would be accompanied with events, toys, games, graphic novels, and a huge array of merchandising products that would offer the fans an off screen experience unlike ever before.
“We believe this would cause a great euphoria amongst the huge fan base that has been patiently waiting to see their superhero on the big screen. Notwithstanding the excitement associated we feel a great challenge and carry a heavy burden to produce a product of international quality,” commented Manish Gupta. “We plan to expand the brand worldwide dubbing it many different languages including English and Spanish apart from Hindi. We are very pleased with MPC's high quality animation. Besides its technical prowess, MPC understands and shares our creative vision for ‘Nagraj’.
"At MPC, we are continuing to build partnerships and alliances with top companies in India. Raj Comics has a very popular and exciting brand in Indian entertainment and it continues to enhance our portfolio of releasing several high quality animated films to become the top animated studio in the Bollywood market," said MPC Chairman Manny Bains. "We believe this deal will continue to demonstrate MPC's expertise in all areas of animation, including both 2D and 3D to bring world class animation to the cinemas for millions to enjoy," says CEO of MPC’s Dart Vinicio Musmanni. "We will be assembling a team of the finest artists to produce this film,” says Osvaldo Sequiera VP Creative Director at MPC’s Studio Flex.