UTV Toons bags award at Asian Technical and Creative Awards

MUMBAI: UTV Toons' animation series Meena in the City has bagged the runner up award in the Asian Technical and Creative Awards 2002 in the Best 2D Animation category.

Meena in the City revolves around Meena, a girl child born in India, who suffers on account of gender inequality. The series, made for UNICEF, has been telecast in several countries in Asia and elsewhere, according to UTV Toons business development manager Jyotirmoy Saha. Meena won the award for the characterization, attention to detail, style and finesse, says Saha. 

The five year old wing of UTV Software, UTV Toons ranks among the region's top animation outsourcing destinations for both Flash and Traditional animation, with a repertoire of clients from Europe, North America and Asia. The animation production house currently has four projects on hand, three of them for North American clients. 

Among UTV Toons' other projects, Jo Kilat for TV12 has earlier been awarded the best children's TV programme in Bahasa Malaysia. The series depicts the adventures of 12 year old Jo Kilat and his friends. Another series made for Unicef, Sara, highlights problems of teenage pregnancy, HIV and AIDS, which are burning issues in South Africa. 

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