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B'lore firm roped in for computer-animated film

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Bangalore Aug 9: Bangalore-based Ittina Animation Studios will team up with Uli Meyer Animation of UK to create MonsterMania, a fully computer-animated comedy feature film with all the classic movie monsters.

Scripted by award-winning British horror writers Michael Marshall Smith and Stephen Jones and based on an idea by Uli Meyer, Stephen Jones and Michael Marshall Smith, MonsterMania, a US Dollar 30 million movie had been in active development for the last three years and was currently in production, an Ittina release here said today.

MonsterMania talks about the story of a young scientist Max van Helsing who plunges into an exciting and dangerous adventure by his late grandfather's will. He embarks on a life-changing quest that takes him to the heart of the Eastern European country of Wallachia. There Max encounters all the classic monsters, including Frankenstein's creation, a werewolf, a lagoon creature and many other bizarre and creepy characters, as he sets out to save the girl of his dreams from the greatest evil the world has ever known-Vlad, Count Dracula.

Ittina Animation Studios was started by a group of talented young Indian artists who had worked extensively at studios such as DreamWorks, Walt Disney Productions and Weta.

Ittina Animation Studios Founder Manu Ittina said in the release ''We are very excited to be a part of this monsteriffic journey with Uli Meyer Animation on a project that is destined to be a classic. Especially exciting for us is to be working with Uli, who is one of the great animation directors working in the industry today.''

UNI

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