As a part of its overseas expansion plan, leading Animation studio, Green Gold Animation is pleased to announce the start of its US operations in Los Angles, California. Committed to develop international quality animation and content, the new location allows the much needed creative expansion, efficient design and advanced technological infrastructure. It also opens the doors to work with a wider client base of existing and upcoming studios.
“US is home to path breaking animation with infinite creativity and we are exhilarated about our new venture. Our expansion plan indicates the growth of our creative endeavors, and most importantly, the confidence of reaching out to newer markets” said Rajiv Chilaka founder of Green Gold Animation and creator of Chhota Bheem.
The new Green Gold Animation studio in Los Angeles will be headed by Marc Lumer, an animator, writer and children’s book illustrator. Marc brings in rich creative experience, having previously worked with Warner Bros and Dreamworks. He has lent his hand to a variety of projects at Disney TV Animation, Turner Feature Animation, Sony TV animation and Film Roman. Marc Joins Green Gold Animation Corporation – Los Angles, California as VP & Head of US Operations. He will be working closely with Rajiv Chilaka, Founder & CEO of Green Gold.
We are making good progress and we will continue to evolve our animation to ensure that they are in-sync with innovation; with Marc joining us, we see a huge scale up of exciting content and path breaking animation.” We have carefully created a strategy to boost our services in US and increase our bouquet of offerings,” added Chilaka.
The new facility will now oversee western markets after recruiting talent from the region. Chhota Bheem’s success story makes Green Gold a formidable player not just at home but now in the world wide hub of animation. With a 500 strong staff strength and an optimally operational facility in India, Green Gold will now take giant strides to expand the brand globally.
About Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd.
Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd has pioneered the exciting, new era of Animation in India – that of homegrown content for children and is today, the leading content provider to many of the major kids TV channels across India and Asia. Green Gold’s Chhota Bheem has been the most watched animated show in the country for the last 8 years (followed by 72% of Indian Kids) and has gone on to become the biggest Kids brand in India and #2 Kid’s brand in Asia. Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd. clearly established itself as a leader in producing Original Indian Animated Content and it is also the only Indian Animation company to diversify itself successfully into Licensing & Merchandising, Branded retail stores, Digital Media, Musical Shows, Events and Theatrical Movie Production.
Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd has a thriving and a rapidly growing 2D & 3D animated library of 17500+ minutes (580 TV episodes, 67 TV movies & 4 Theatrical movies) which contains animation of Chhota Bheem, Super Bheem, Mighty Raju, Arjun – The Prince of Bali, Krishna Balram, Krishna, Chhor Police, Luv Kushh and Vikram Betal.
Green Gold set up its Licensing and Merchandising (L&M) division in 2008. Today with over 100 authorized licensees, more than 400 exciting merchandise and winner of the “Licensor of the year” for four years consecutively, the division has shown a steady growth. As a part of L& M division, Green Gold Store was launched in 2012 and today is a one stop shop to sell all the merchandise of Green Gold brands available under one roof. There are 17 exclusive stores spread across 10 cities in India and its only growing.
Green Gold Animation Pvt Ltd. started Green Gold Pictures in 2012 and has produced and released four theatrical movies titled “Chhota Bheem & the Curse of Damyaan” in 2012, “Chhota Bheem & The Throne of Bali” in 2013, “Mighty Raju Rio Calling” in 2014 and “Chhota Bheem Himalayan Adventure” in 2016.
About Marc Lumer
Marc Lumer is a French-American animator, writer and children’s book illustrator. He doesn’t remember a time in his life when we wasn’t drawing. He started his career by writing and illustrating stories for two of the most popular European youth magazines, Spirou and Tintin. He later moved to Los Angeles to collaborate, as a visual development artist, on Warner Bros’ Batman Beyond, Freakazoid and Superman animated series. Later, he worked under Jeffrey Katzenberg at Dreamworks on The Road to El Dorado and The Prince of Egypt. He also collaborated with two-time Oscar winning director, Brad Bird (Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Iron Giant, Mission Impossible) and lent his hand to a variety of projects at Disney TV Animation, Turner Feature Animation, Sony TV animation and Film Roman. He has published 10 books and is currently working on 3 more. His “Benny’s Mitzvah Notes”, written for his three year old son Benny was selected in 2014 as a notable book of the year by The Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee.