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Technicolor India Private Limited (formerly Paprikaas) is an Indian animation studio based in Bangalore. The company was founded as Paprikaas in August 2001. In 2010, Technicolor SA acquired a majority stake in company and rebranded it Technicolor India.

Technicolor India Private Limited
Formerly
  • Paprikaas Animation Studio Private Limited (2001–2005)
  • Paprikaas Entertainment Labs Private Limited (2005–2006)
  • Paprikaas Interactive Services Private Limited (2006–2010)
Subsidiary
IndustryVideo game industry
Founded31 August 2001; 18 years ago (2001-08-31)
Headquarters,
India
ParentTechnicolor SA (2010–present)

HistoryEdit

Papirkaas was incorporated on 31 August 2001.

On 13 February 2007, Thomson Multimedia's Technicolor Content Services division announced that it had invested in Paprikaas to expand its entertainment services capabilities.[1] On 20 December 2007, Technicolor partnered with DreamWorks Animation to assist Paprikass in the "recruitment, training and development of top-tier animation talent".[2] By 26 January 2010, Technicolor had raised its ownership in Paprikaas to 100%, making it the studio's sole owner.[3] Following the acquisition, Technicolor's previous Indian offices in Delhi were merged into Paprikaas, and the resulting studio was rebranded Technicolor India on 14 May 2010.[4][5]

On 4 October 2012, Technicolor announced that a new business development unit, entitled the Rockstar Dedicated Unit (RDU), would be established within Technicolor India.[6] The team, set to size around 80–90 people, would work exclusively on games published by Rockstar Games.[7] Technicolor India had previously collaborated with Rockstar Games on titles like Red Dead Redemption (2010), L.A. Noire (2011) and Max Payne 3 (2012).[8] The new RDU would focus especially on art and animation, so to take advantage of their "state-of-the-art technology infrastructure".[9][10] Regarding the opening, Jeronimo Barrera, vice president of development at Rockstar Games, stated: "Technicolor were a fantastic resource for us during the development of Max Payne 3 [...] We're looking forward to building the partnership on future projects."[11][12] The first projects to be developed by the RDU were said to be Grand Theft Auto V, which Technicolor India was already working on before-hand, and the cancelled-thought Agent.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Boyer, Brandon (13 February 2007). "Technicolor Expands Game Services With Indian Investment". Gamasutra. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  2. ^ Boyer, Brandon (20 December 2007). "Thomson, DreamWorks Partner To Enhance Indian Game, Animation Studio". Gamasutra. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  3. ^ Stinson, Liz (27 January 2010). "Paprikaas in Technicolor". Variety. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  4. ^ Announcement (14 May 2010). "Paprikaas is now Technicolor India". Business Standard. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  5. ^ McLean, Tom (17 May 2010). "Paprikaas Rebrands as Technicolor India". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  6. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (4 October 2012). "Technicolor set to play vidgames with Rockstar". Variety. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  7. ^ Caoili, Eric (10 October 2012). "Rockstar sets up new art unit with Technicolor India". Gamasutra. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  8. ^ Scammell, David (5 October 2012). "Rockstar partners with Technicolor to establish dedicated 'high-end art team'". VideoGamer.com. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  9. ^ Desai, Sameer (5 October 2012). "Technicolor Bangalore sets up dedicated Rockstar Games team". MCV. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  10. ^ Cook, Dave (5 October 2012). "Rockstar Games & Technicolour form new animation unit". VG247. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  11. ^ Farokhmanesh, Megan (5 October 2012). "Rockstar teams up with Technicolor to create animation unit". Polygon. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  12. ^ Martin, Matt (5 October 2012). "Rockstar forms new animation unit with Technicolor". GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  13. ^ Makuch, Eddie (5 October 2012). "Rockstar animation unit opened in India". GameSpot. Retrieved 10 December 2017.