ToonOne Animation Studio has the distinction to be the first Animation Studios in Nagpur city.
The studio is one of the first in this region to produce original animation content.
The Foundation of the Studio was laid by GIPL (Gangadhar Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Information Technology Solution Based company).
With the sole purpose of producing indigenous animation content. For the ever-growing Indian Animation Industry.
The Studio is the first Animation Studios in Nagpur. To produce animation series for prime National broadcasting channels. Like Sony, Pogo, and Discovery Kids.
Since its inception in the year 2006. The studio has produced three animation feature films ‘ABHIMANYU (105min)‘, LAXMI BAI OF JHANSI’ (45min), and ‘SHAKUNTALA'(50min).
These three films were made in home video format and were released in the Indian market.
Apart from these three films. The Studio has produced many TV commercials and media-based services to esteem clients. Client list includes VICCO Laboratories, Plasto Tanks, Haldiram’s Nagpur.
Also Reliance Power, Mahindra & Mahindra, Western Coal Field Limited, VNIIT, and Jayka Group of companies.
Film ‘Bhoot Mahal’
Right now, the studio is working on an ambitious animated feature film project ‘BHOOT MAHAL’.
A horror-based adventure story of three young adventure-seeking Engineering students. The Studio is planning to complete this project by this year’s end.
This film uses the blend of classical animation with 2D Digital animation techniques to execute this project.
In the initial days, the studio faced an acute shortage of skilled manpower. To execute the initial animation projects.
A limited number of animators are available here in this region. They have limited skills and exposed to meet the studio’s quality need.
So, the studio is left with no option but to start an in-house training program for the animator to upgrade their skills. And to build a team of fresh animators.
This paved the way for the emergence of ToonOne Animation institute. Within the existing ToonOne Animation Studio setup.
Thus become the first Animation Studios in Nagpur to offer Animation training in the production environment.
CMD Ashish Fadnavis
The GIPL Company was founded by and headed by Ashish Fadanvis.
He directs the development, and execution of the company’s growth strategies and growth initiatives. Sir has strong technology management and consulting background.
With more than 20 years of experience working in the corporate sector. He Leads a team of tenured Software developers. Oversees all GIPL business and functional disciplines including marketing, sales, and business development.
Was qualified with a certified CDAC Professional Training Program. An IT Consultant expert. He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Statistics from the Institute of Science, Nagpur University.
CEO Binoy Shankar
Eminent Animation Filmmaker, educator, and founder of Toonone Animation Studio. Over twenty years of experience in the field of Animation and Graphic Art.
As a filmmaker, he has produced three Animated feature-length films. (Abhimanyu, Shakuntala, and Laxmibai)
His most ambitious project, the feature film Bhoot Mahal is at the final stage of completion.
Under his direction, many television commercials, and presentation were produce at ToonOne.
Apart from the projects mentioned above mention projects. He has worked on various domestic and international animation projects. That includes popular series like Keymon Ache, Little Singham, and Jhool_Maal.
He holds a Bachelors’s Degree from Hislop College Nagpur.
Did his MBA in Marketing. Was the topper in Post-graduate diploma Marketing in Advertising. From Bhavans College of Management. Also, won a Gold medal in International Trade from the same college.
His experience as an educator
Over fifteen years of experience teaching in the field of Animation , Graphic Design, and VFX.
He is among very few experts in India to teach Classical Animation .