Toonz Academy is a state-of-the-art training facility in 2D and 3D animation. Established under the aegis of the Asian Institute of Film and Media studies (P. Ltd), the academy is a fully-owned subsidiary of Toonz Entertainment Pte Ltd, Singapore, which also owns the flagship Indian animation studio called Toonz Animation India Pvt Ltd. Toonz Academy is affiliated to European Carolus Magnus (ECM) University, Brussels,Belgium. ECM University is founded and sponsored by the European Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry.
The first Toonz Academy was set up in Thiruvananthapuram, in proximity to the Toonz Animation Studio, in the year 2003. Thereafter, the Toonz Academy supported the West Bengal government in establishing the Toonz Webel Academy in Calcutta in 2004. Toonz Academy opened its Delhi, Mumbai and Nagpur branches in 2007 and is setting up more such branches in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad shortly.
Since its inception, the Toonz Academy has trained students to become quality professionals who adorn the higher echelons of the animation industry. The holistic curriculum at Toonz Academy is designed according to international standards with inputs from expert academicians and professionals across the world like Barry Parker, Faculty of Sheridan College, Canada.
The Dean of the Toonz Academy is Dino Cordero who has worked with famous productions like Spider-Man, Tom and Jerry, X Men, and more. A highly resourceful team of faculty, both national and international in nature, imparts the nuances and finer points of animation to students. A well-stacked library with collection of animation bibles, CDs/DVDs, latest software used in the industry, and state-of-the-art technologies provide the students access to the best tools and technologies an institute can offer.
Innovative teaching methods like Animation Acting classes, clay modeling sessions, zoo study, etc impart a unique experience to the students. Toonz Academy also gives placement assistance to students through its industrial network. Toonz Academy emphasizes on producing not just animators but well-rounded individuals who can feel the pulse of the characters and give life to them.
The Academy possesses all the latest software and technology, most-modern libraries with a wealth of information in the form of books, videos, DVD's, journals, CD-ROMs, press kits, newspaper clippings related to the subject. The Academy has invested in creating world class studio ambience at all their centres to ensure first-hand experience to the students of the industrial work environment. The centres of Toonz Academy are in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Ahmedabad and Indore, New Delhi (NCR) and Trivandrum.