By Chickie R. Locsin, VERA Files
‘The Philippines has the best talent in the world, but its animation industry is among the smallest in the world.”
Coming from an Australian, Wayne Dearing, chief executive officer of Top Draw Animation, the statement is both a tribute and a challenge.
Miguel del Rosario, of Toon City Animation and vice-president of the industry organization, Animation Council of the Philippines (ACPI), pinpoints on the need for creativity to be complemented with business acumen.
Top Draw and Toon City are the biggest players in the animation industry in the Philippines and employ 400-500 full-time professionals working on multiple projects with contracts until 2018 .
Toon City’s clients include Walt Disney Television Animation, Universal Animation, Warner Bros. Animation, MoonScoop Productions.
Among their popular productions are Angry Birds Toons and Voltron.
Top Draw’s credits , on the other hand, include My Little Pony, Transformers and Monster High.
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