The 'angry young man'... in cartoon
Thiruvananthapuram: We have seen Amitabh Bachchan in many avatars - as an actor, TV host and a blogger. Now it is the turn of the Big B to make his debut as a cartoon character.
A joint venture of his production house ABCL and Toonz Animation, a Kerala-based animation firm, the 3D animation movie 'Twinergy' has him playing twin roles - young warriors Dhruva and Vajra.
"Amitabh Bachchan is playing two characters in the movie. He is also giving the voice over for them. We have designed him as the 70s Amitabh Bachchan, young, but the two characters depict complementary powers," said Hari Varma, Chief Creative Officer, Toonz Animation.
Artists are giving finishing touches to Big B's first cartoon avatar. They believe the film will create a cult following like other famous super-hero movies.
Toonz is already riding high on the success of its first joint venture with a Latin American production house. The 3D animation movie Gaturro, has topped the box office in Argentina since its release last month.
"It is the second week of release in Latin America and it is still the box office topper," said P Jayakumar, CEO, Toonz Animation.
The Kerala-based production company is now competing with big global players in the animation industry. And it hopes that Bachchan's cartoon avatar too will script the same success story.