Leoarts to produce show on prime ministers for DD

NEW DELHI: Leoarts Communications, Delhi-based animation, documentary and film production house, has been commissioned a 30-minute program titled 12PM on the prime ministers of India by Doordarshan.

The family-oriented program, is expected to go on air towards the end of this year.

"We have been assigned this program, which will be a mix of animation-cum-live programming. The series has been approved by Public Service Broadcasting Trust of Doordarshan," said Leoarts’ director Vinay Rai.

According to Rai, the program is sequel to one of Leoarts’ production Journey through line, aired on DD last year. As the case with its earlier production, 12PM, too, depicts diversified Indian culture.

The new program shows different cultural and social backgrounds from where the prime ministers have emerged. The series has evaluated the backdrop and upbringing of all the prime ministers from Jawahar Lal Nehru to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, illustrated with the help of animation.

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"It is the journey of India, through the lives of prime ministers. It’s about India has progressed towards a liberalised economy," said Rai. Leoarts, which took three months to complete this project, has used several animation techniques and work from various artist to produce a unique production.

"I am using several animation techniques such as 2D and clay animation to make it more lively. I have used worked done by eight cartoonists including Ravi Shanker, Rajender Puri and Abu Abraham," said Rai.

The production house had recently completed its digitally-shot English movie Kashish, which was also aired in the Indo-British Film Festival in New Delhi during the third week of July.

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