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Accel Animation Studios' global foray with "Ek Tha Jungle" Worldwide distribution agreement signed with Monster Distributes of Ireland.

Chennai, 30 March 2010

Accel Animation Studios a division of Accel Transmatic Ltd. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with 'Monster Distributes' an international television series financing and distribution company based in Ireland, for the worldwide distribution of 'Ek Tha Jungle', the 3D animated 26 episodes television series based on morals from Thirukkural, renamed as Indian Fables. The international agreement with Monster is valid for a period of three years and includes Television, home video rights for the series in 3D/CGI, HD format. "Indian Fables" is based on centuries old classics rich in moral and traditional values, presented in a highly entertaining short story format that is appealing to all. This Accel owned Intellectual Property (IP) has been developed and produced in-house at the world-class facilities of Accel Animation Studios in Chennai.

Accel Animation’s Chairman Mr. N. R. Panicker was pleased with this development and said "Our signing the agreement for the international distribution of ‘Indian Fables’ coming close on the heels of our signing the national broadcast agreement with Walt Disney India, gives us immense satisfaction that our effort to create Indian Content for the global audience is bearing fruit. Monster Distributes is an ideal partner who has the distinction of distributing animated content to over 170 countries worldwide." A Tamil adaptation titled ‘Thirukkural Kathaigal’ in a format which will appeal to Tamil Audience, with ‘Kural’ recital and narration by eminent personalities will be released shortly for TV telecast and Home Video segment."

Disney Channel acquires Accel Animation's 'Ek Tha Jungle'
Chennai, 25 March 2010
Disney Channel is all set to reintroduce the younger generation to the centuries old ancient Tamil literature- Thirukkural with the first ever animated TV series based on this celebrated text. The series developed as animal fables by Accel Animation Studios, Chennai, is titled "Ek Tha Jungle" and showcases couplets from Thirukkural - one of the most important and celebrated works in Tamil literature written by noted Tamil poet, Sri Thiruvalluvar. Each episode has a universal theme presented in modern day, 3D animated format.

Set for a premiere on Disney Channel on April 5, 2010 at 9.30 am (Monday to Thursday), every episode of 'Ek Tha Jungle' showcases a universal theme and strong life lessons. The stories are laced around strong ethics and family values with a moral that is applicable to the present and future generations.

Says Devika Prabhu, Associate Director, Programming, Walt Disney Television International India, "Disney Channel is committed to showcase evergreen stories that transcend generations and are locally relevant. 'Ek Tha Jungle' is one of the many steps that we will take to enliven Indian storytelling heritage which continues to remain thoroughly entertaining and equally relevant to modern day India."

"Our endeavor is to introduce the new generation of young Indians to some wonderful stories from our rich history, culture and heritage, presented in a modern day, relatable format", adds Devika.

Thirukkural is considered to be the first work to focus on family values in Tamil literature and has been translated into several languages across the world. Each story of Ek Tha Jungle establishes a 'Kural' (couplet) from Thirukkural told through animal characters in a visually appealing, entertaining way. Some popular stories include ‘The Clever Monkey', 'The Helping Bear' and 'The Rabbit and the Tortoise'.

Says N R Panicker, Chairman of Accel and Executive Producer of "Ek Tha Jungle", "When Accel Animation Studios set out to create its own properties for Television media, we decided to embark on socially relevant subjects. There is no better way than adapting the evergreen Thirukkural to narrate stories to the young audience. We are delighted to partner with Disney Channel, to bring this classic work to the Indian audience.

Accel Academy offers specialised courses from Karnataka State Open University.
Chennai, 18th October 2007

Dr. Janardan Jha, Senior Adviser, Dayananda Sagar Global Education
Dr. Janardan Jha, Senior Adviser, Dayananda Sagar Global Education

Accel Academy Ltd. (AAL), training arm of the Accel group and a wholly owned subsidiary of Accel Transmatic Ltd. has been appointed exclusive ‘Academic Co-ordinator’ for Tamil Nadu region, for specialized courses being offered by Karnataka State Open University.

Dr. Janardan Jha, Senior Adviser, Dayananda Sagar Global Education (DSGE) announced this tie up between AAL and DSGE during his visit to Accel headquarters, Tuesday 16th October 2007.

Mr. N. R. Panicker, Chairman, Accel group of companies, acknowledged this appointment as a recognition for Accel Academy, which has 16 years of experience in IT Training industry and a large presence in Tamil Nadu and Kerala through its own Centers.

With the arrangement with Karnataka State Open University, Accel Academy will offer University Degree Programs and Post Graduate Diploma programs in selected sectors such as Computer Science, Business Administration, BPO, Forensic Technology & Cyber crime, Audio & Video Production and Retail Management

The courses are focused on meeting industry demand and are designed to enhance knowledge in functional areas important to the corporate sector. AAL now offers these courses from Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) through their study centers under the Distance Learning Methodology. Dr. Jha pointed out that the courses have been selected based on the large number of employment opportunities being thrown up in these sunrise sectors, which face severe talent crunch. Accel Academy, with its training industry experience and well-spread network of Centers is an ideal partner to effectively execute such programs and enable large-scale career development. Mr. N. R. Panicker mentioned that the contact programs will be conducted through Accel IT Academy Centers and a limited number of franchisees, initially in Tamil Nadu.

Dayananda Sagar Global Education is the resource partner to Karnataka State Open University.

About Accel Transmatic Ltd

Accel Transmatic Ltd. is a technology development and services company headquartered in Chennai and listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd. The company operates through three business divisions namely Transmatic Systems, Ushus Technologies and Accel Animation Studios. The company has its subsidiary companies in Tokyo, Japan and San Jose, California USA.

Accel Academy Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accel Transmatic Ltd., engaged in Career Development Programs in Computer Hardware and Networking, Embedded Systems, Animation and Visual Effects.

To learn more about Accel Transmatic Ltd. please visit www.acceltransmatic.com or email info@acceltransmatic.com or contact

Accel Animation Studios in strategic alliance with Hollywood based global distributor Long Tale to develop, co-produce and distribute animated movies.

Chennai, April 4,2007

Accel Animation Studios, a division of Accel Transmatic Limited and engaged in 3D animation content development and visual effects (VFX) has announced that it has forged a strategic alliance with Long Tale International, a Los Angles, California based movie distribution house to develop, co-produce and distribute animation movies for the global market.

As per the MOU signed on April 4th in Chennai, the company will produce 133 episodes of Thirukkural based stories and the same will be distributed by Long Tale to global audiences.

It will also jointly develop and co-produce an English language animation feature film, named "Cityzens" in association with Los Angeles based Netrikan Entertainment and with Mr Omar Kaczmarczyk, Managing Director of Long Tale as executive producer.

The strategic alliance also envisages, Accel Animation Studios to provide digital re-mastering services for Long Tale’s Shockwave Collection of digital assets.

Accel Animation Studios, which was set up in July 2006, already has a portfolio of successfully completed projects that include 40 minutes of visual effects with single character animation for an upcoming Hindi feature film titled Friends for Ever to be released shortly.It is also in the final stages of completing "Raju the AutoRikshaw"- a full length animated DVD movie for Kahani World, Toronto, Canada.

Accel Animation Studios is in the process of expanding its capabilities and infrastructure to include motion capture, chroma key studio, video and audio recording, post production, film scanning and recording to become an integrated service provider for the animation and gaming industry.

Speaking on the significance of this strategic alliance, Mr Omar Kaczmarczyk, the founder and Managing Director of Long Tale said. "This relationship with Accel continues Long Tale’s decade long adventure to bring Indian content beyond the NRI world and into a radically changing Global market place. Accel is perfectly positioned to create Global archetypes since its young staff has been trained in various international schools and locally with the most renowned animation artists in India. This is the new school, where all possibility exists for Chennai and India to share the wealth of their history and future."

About  Long Tale LLC (www.longtale.com)-- LongTale is a global Intellectual Property Rights Management company.  Evolved from the vast experience of its founder Mr. Omar Kaczmarczyk’s ground breaking segmented sales and distribution systems that made him a legend in the Hollywood film industry, LongTale acquires, distributes and manages intellectual properties in film, video, print, and extends its expertise into the digital domain.  LongTale is in the process of acquiring Indian product for global distribution beyond the NRI spectrum, and is now in the process of setting up a strong presence in India.

Mr. Omar Kaczmarczyk who is an entrenched member of this community has been responsible for the world-wide sales of The Three Musketeers, The Four Musketeers, Superman – The Movie, Superman 2, Superman 3, Supergirl, Santa Claus – the movie, The New Adventures of Pinocchio, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Lost World, among others.

About Accel  Animation Studios (www.accelanimation.com)

Accel Animation Studios is a division Accel Transmatic Limited is a BSE listed , integrated systems and technology solutions company. Accel Transmatic Limited operates through 4 strategic business units namely, Transmatic Systems, specializing in Payment Collection Systems and CRM Solutions ,Ushus Technologies- specializing in embedded software ,Accel Animation Studios, specializing in 3D animation content development and visual effects and  Accel IT Academy specializing in IT education. The company is head quartered in Thiruvananthapuram with its software development center in Techno Park. Accel Animation Studios has been set up in Chennai with an initial investment of 2 Crores. The company is planning to expand the strenghth of animation division from the current strength of 50 animators to 150 in the next 12 Months.

Accel Transmatic Limited has recently set up a wholly owned subsidiary in California by name Accel North America Inc to enhance the marketing initiatives and to provide on site support to it’s customers in the USA for its embedded software and animation divisions.

Accel Transmatic Ltd is entering into digital media industry. Set up Accel Animation Studios to offer services in 2D, 3D Animation, Visual Effects and Gaming services.

Chennai, 3rd July 2006

Accel Transmatic Limited, the Chennai head quartered Technology Services Company providing Embedded Software and Training Services, today announced that it is entering the media industry by setting up an Animation Division to provide 2D , 3D animation, visual effects and gaming services for media companies in India and Overseas.

The production unit christened as Accel Animation Studios will be set up with an initial investment of Rs.25 Million, will employ 50 animators to begin with. The number of animators will be increased to 100 by 2007 and to 300 by 2008 with a total investment of Rs.100 Million.

The company is also setting up an Animation Academy as part of the initiative, to ensure availability of trained manpower for the venture.

"We are committed to provide excellence in digital media technologies by using the latest tools and softwares" says Mr S.Muralidharan, General Manager and Chief Technology Officer of Accel Animation Studios.

“Animation business is the next big opportunity for the Indian Outsourcing Industry and Accel Transmatic’s foray in to this segment signifies our intent to grow in niche segments of the IT industry. In the Software Industry, we focus on Embedded Software Development, in the Training Industry, we focus on IT Infrastructure Management, in our Media initiatives, we decided to focus on Animation and Gaming. We will start with outsourcing to other media companies. Going forward, we will get in to co production and IP development.”said Mr.N R Panicker, Chairman of Accel Transmatic Limited.

Accel Transmatic Limited, originally known as Transmatic Systems Limited is a Bombay Stock Exchange Listed Information Technology company operating in the areas of payment collection systems, embedded software and IT training services. For the year ended March 2006, the company had a turnover of Rs.293 Million and profit after tax of Rs.20.7 Million. The company has facilities in Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Accel Transmatic Ltd completes the scheme of amalgamation with Ushus Technologies and Accel Software

Thiruvananthapuram, 14th March 2005

The formal completion of Accel Transmatic merger with Ushus Technologies Pvt Ltd and Accel Software & Transmatic Limited was announced by the company after the AGM convened on 14-03-2005 in Thiruvananthapuram. The company officials announced during the press conference that the combined entity will now be operated as 3 business divisions for systems, technologies and training.

Ushus Technologies Pvt Ltd being selected as outsourcing partner by a Fortune 50 company

Thiruvananthapuram, 28th March 2005

Ushus Technologies Pvt Ltd, the software division of Accel Tranmatic Limited today announced that their initiatives for expanding the business in the US market met with success. 2 clients have been added in the last quarter for Embedded and Application Software development. One of the client being a Fortune 50 company.

Accel IT Academy opens its 20th centre in Kolkata

Calcutta, 31st March 2005

Accel IT Academy, the training division of Accel Transmatic Limited has set up its first IT education centre in Kolkatta which is it's 20th branch. The centre is located at:
302, Elgin Chambers, III Floor,
1-A, Ashutosh Mukherjee Road,
Kolkata -700020.

Speaking on the occasion, K M Cherian, the President and CEO of Accel IT Academy announced his intention to add more value added courses during the current year to enhance the training portfolio.

 

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