Dec 6-7 2014, Hyderabad



Jawaharlal Nehru Fine Arts University
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Masab Tank, Hyderabad


Two Days of Character Animation Awesome-ness !
Save The Dates – Dec 6th and 7th, Hyderabad


Madagascar 2
Madagascar 3
Shrek 4 Dvd Special
Puss In Boots – Three Diablos
Madly Madagascar
Penguins of Madagascar
Roadside Romeo
Peabody and Sherman
Justin and the Knights of Valor
How To Train Your Dragons TV Series


Images Source: IMDB


Date: Dec 6th and 7th 2014 (Sat, Sun).

Time: 10.30 a.m. both days. Topics will be different on these days.

Registration: 9.00 a.m. onwards.



 Jawaharlal Nehru Fine Arts University

Google Maps Link
Masab Tank, Hyderabad



Students – Rs.150/Day
Professionals – Rs.300/Day


Please note:


• You will need to ‘Register’ to reserve a seat and pay the amount on day of the Workshop.
• Tickets will be issued at the venue from 9 a.m. onwards on first-come-first-basis, to those who have registered online.
• Students need to carry ID cards for proof.

Pay Online and Save 20%

Students – Rs.120/Day
Professionals – Rs.240/Day


Please note:

• If you choose to pay online for the entry fees, be sure to select the appropriate checkbox in the ‘Register’ section.

You will then receive an email with instructions on how to make the online payment.
• Once your payment is received, we will send you a confirmation soon after.

Spot Registration Fees – Rs.200/Day


The workshop was insightful, structured and professional, and the amount of knowledge that I learned on this one day in the work shop is greater than the amount of knowledge I've acquired in one entire semester at my college!
- Nathanael Xavier

Learn how professionals Animate and the Workflow they use to create magical moments for the big screen!
Get inspired, have doubts cleared, involve in discussions.

Be a part of what will be an HIGHLY INFORMATIVE, FUN AND IMPACTFUL two days of Animation Workshop


Importance of Fundamentals :

Laying strong foundations for a solid future


Facial Animation :

Planning, Workflow, Expressions, Lip-sync


Cartoony Animation:

Planning, Comic Timing, Takes, Posing


Body Mechanics :

Video reference, blocking, weight-shift concepts, using 3d-space, tips & tricks


Acting :

Getting into character, building personality & character traits, developing acting choice


Planning in Animation :

Thumbnail approach, gesture drawing, dynamic posing, planning a shot


Critique Session :

Attendees will have opportunity to receive feedback on their animation work during the Workshop.


Note – topics for both days will be different.

Who can attend?

For Students :


If you are a student of Character Animation and looking to learn, network, interact and ask questions from industry professionals, this session is for you. Expect to gather ton of information in just these two days.


For Professionals :


If you are a working professional, you will still learn workflow methodologies and benefit from the workshop. Also, it’s a great opportunity to participate in celebrating the Art of Animation by sharing knowledge.

Attendee Testimonials

Shantanu Chakravorty


I’d like to start by thanking everyone involved at Native puppets for making this workshop happen. I don’t think anything of this sort has happened before as far as I know. Really amazing information was delivered by the various awesome presenters who are great animators aside from being industry professionals. It’s this sort of valuable info that really helps people who are struggling with their animation and helps look at things from a different perspective. All in all I had a great time and everyone else would agree as well I suppose. Not to forget the great reels we got to see 🙂 those were absolute treats! Thanks a lot for this Anand! being able to reach out to the experts doing wonderful work is a dream come true! looking forward to the next one.


Had a really great time, learning and interacting with industry professionals!


Sunil Kumar S


Amazing workshop. All topics were covered in detail. Saad Khan was great. Rahul was good with his planning sessiom, Prashanth and Jamaal gave all the information which makes a student work to go up to industry standards.


Pavan Rajeshuni

I enjoyed and learned a lot. It was an awesome session. I clearly understood about body mechanics, balancing, weight shift which I never known before, I was really inspired through the session and learned how can we make the best use of our own acting video reference, facial expressions from the workshop. Thanks to Native Puppets for conducting this Workshop.


Pranav Sharma

Though all the sessions were equally important, the body mechanics session was the most information+fun. Despite being a beginner I felt an urge to implement the body mechanics techniques he taught.


Aditya Ganpule

I enjoyed all the sessions and got to know about all the aspects that we should consider while doing character animation.


Nathanael Xavier

The workshop was insightful, structured and professional, and the amount of knowledge that I learned on this one day in the work shop is greater than the amount of knowledge I’ve acquired in one entire semester at my college!

General points and T & C

• Topics will be different on both these days.
• Seats will be reserved for those who ‘Register Online’ for the workshop.
• Tickets will be issued from 9 a.m. onwards at the venue on the day of the event.
• Session starts 10.30 a.m. Please plan accordingly and arrive on time.
• All the speakers mentioned here are passionate about sharing their knowledge in the art form. If for any reason, a particular speaker is unavailable on the day of the workshop, we will do our best efforts to replace with another speaker.
• Organizers will not be held responsible if the event is cancelled due to any reason. In such a case, Organizers will do best to communicate via email to those registered for the workshop.
• In case the Workshop is cancelled for any reason, those who have opted to pay online will receive their refunds within 2-3 weeks of time.


Prashanth has been a part of Native Puppets since the beginning and has enjoyed mentoring Level – 3, 4 and 5.

He is a Mechanical Engineer turned Character Animator and has been working with DreamWorks Animation’s India Unit for over 5 years. He is currently a Supervising Animator.

Prashanth recently worked on Penguins of Madagascar as a Character Lead on ‘Skipper’.

His previous credits include Madagascar 3, Puss in Boots – The 3 Diablo’s, Madly Madagascar, Shrek Yule log (DVD special), Donkey Christmas Shrektacular (DVD special) and Scared Shrekless.

Prashanth also takes avid interest in developing story ideas, composing music and has a special liking towards cracking mind-numbing puzzles.

After finishing school, I wanted to become comic artist. In the process, started doing animation and liked it more. After winning 24fps from Maac in 2004 joined a small company in Jaipur for few months. Worked in Prana on Disney’s Tinker-Bell Project as a layout artist and soon moved to the animation department and worked on three movies Three Pigs and a Baby, Turtle and Gare and Goldilocks.

In 2008 I joined DreamWorks have been working here for nearly 7 years now.

Worked on Madly Madagascar , Scared Shrekless , Mad Santa, Puss in Boots – Three Diablo’s , Madagascar 3, Penguins of Madagascar.

Just finished working as Character Lead on Rico for DreamWorks Animation’s Penguins of Madagascar.

Kapil also has interest in music and is involved in two member band called Floating Cow, for which he has written few songs as well. Did a paper cut-out animation for one of our songs called Khanna ki Gaadi 🙂 Other than 3D Animation, Kapil enjoys doing 2D and stop-motion animation.

Anand Baid has over 12 years of industry experience and has been working as Senior Animator at DreamWorks Animation’s India Unit at Technicolor for over 5 years now. He has worked on Madagascar and Shrek franchises like Merry Madagascar, Scared Shrekless, Madly Valentine, Shrek 4 DVD bonus material, Puss In Boots – The Three Diablos and as additional animator on Madagascar 3. He was also involved in supervising animation on the ‘How to Train your Dragon’ television series, aired on Cartoon Network.

He earlier worked at Tata Elxsi’s animation division, working on character development in the Walt Disney – Yash Raj Films animated feature ‘Roadside Romeo’. Parallel to working on this feature full-time, Anand studied and graduated from AnimationMentor in 2007.

He has collaborated and conducted various animation related events in India like, Asifa ‘International Animation Day’ in Bangalore, Siggraph Bangalore Chapter, CG Tantra meetups; apart from giving talks at few animation schools in India.

Anand is also the Founder and Director of the online training program at Native Puppets.

A Bachelors of Fine Arts graduate, I am a seasoned and passionate member with a proven track record of 6+ years of character animation in this industry. I currently work at Xentrix Animation Studios. Worked for Big Banner TV series like Beware the Batman for Warner Bros, Sheriff Callie for Disney Junior, Penguins of Madagascar for Nickelodeon and a handful of exciting ride films like Avengers Ride for Madame Tussaud’s in both London and New York, Spider man Ride for Universal Studios in Orlando and Ice Age Theme Ride etc.

Interests: Aside from animation I have a passion for Painting, Sketching and avid reader of current affairs.

Worked as a matchmover/camera tracker at Rhythm&Hues on Night at the Museum, Alvin and the Chipmunks, YogiBear
and then moved to Animation Department with Rhythm&Hues. Worked as character animator on PercyJackson and the sea monsters and Disneys Planes2.

Right now working as a freelance character animator for TauFilms(previously Rhythm & Hues Malaysia) and The Cirqus Studios. Working on several 3d interactive ride films involving creatures etc.

I graduated from Gobelins in 2007, and was recruited the same year by Dreamworks Animation to help on opening and developing the brand new branch in Bangalore.
I was promoted as Animation Supervisor on Scared Shrekless and help supping animation on various projects at Dreamworks India since then, including Puss in Boots.
I then took a break from Dreamworks Animation and went to spain to help supping animation on the animated feature ´Justin and the Knitghts of valor´.

I came back to Dreamworks India to work on Penguins of Madagascar as a character lead on ´Classified´.

His previous credits include Merry Madagascar, Madly Madagascar, Scared Shrekless, Madagascar 2, Puss in Boots.

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Event Co-ordinator Punita – +91 9900 482211