Pune to have animation school, gurukul style
The Economic Times reports that a new animation school modeled on the gurukul system is coming up in Pune soon.
The unique venture, called Seamless Education Academy or SeamEdu, will be run by Saurabh Gadgil, a jeweller, and aims to cater to the fast growing animation industry’s huge demand for trained personnel.
“There is a huge demand for talented animators in the country – around 200,000 in a couple of years. So we thought this was a very good business idea,” said Gadgil, a major stakeholder in the venture.
To be launched Sep 30, the school has acquired two animation studios in the city, including Toolbox Animation Studio run by Chetan Deshmukh who worked for the Hollywood blockbuster “Chicago”. The academy expects to enrol about 2,000 students by next year.