Sunil Doshi, who has in the past produced some interesting films such as Navarasa, Mixed Doubles and Bheja Fry, is now entering a new territory namely animation films. But unlike producing its own animation films, Sunil's company, Alliance Media, has gone ahead and acquired a catalogue of 11 animation titles from Japan's biggest production house Studio Ghibli, created by Hayao Miyazaki.
The films will be marketed under the brand name 'Junior' and will include comics, live action films, animation films, games and television shows catering to the age-group of 6 to 18 years. Some of the films which are a part of the catalogue acquired by Alliance Media includes My Neighbour Totoro, Only Yesterday, Porco Rosso and Whisper of the heart.
For the uninitiated, Studio Ghibli-Japan's premier animation studio was founded in 1985 by two of animation's greatest creators Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Princess Mononoke and Academy Award Winner Spirited Away are some of the examples of the high quality of animation movies the studio has created. Many of the films have not just won commercial success but have even won numerous awards. With this initiative taken by Sunil Doshi, Indian viewers will also get a chance to see some quality animated films.