Yash Raj Films enters into an agreement with Walt Disney


By IndiaFM News


Yash Raj Films (YRF) has entered into an agreement with The Walt

Disney Studios, world-renowned leaders in family entertainment, to

exclusively create a series of original computer-animated feature films. It

was announced today by Yash Chopra, Chairman of YRF, and Dick

Cook, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. The collaboration marks the

first time for both companies to enter a co-production to produce films in


Each film under this alliance will be creatively overseen by Aditya

Chopra and worked on with an inventive array of leading local talent. The

first film to be co-produced in this alliance will be ‘Roadside Romeo’, set

to release in 2008. The film will be produced by Aditya Chopra and,

written and directed by Jugal Hansraj, and will utilize state-of-the-art

computer animation technology done entirely in India. The film will have

voices of celebrities like Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Jaaved Jaaferi.

Salim – Sulaiman will compose the music while Jaideep Sahni has written

the lyrics

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Chopra said, “When YRF

decided to venture into the animation space, we felt that an alliance with

Disney Studios, the leader in animation, represented the coming together of

not just two organizations, but the teaming up of like-minded individuals

committed to creating excellent products. Both companies not only have a

common quest for excellence but also the same culture and


Mr. Cook said, “Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra have proven

themselves to be true visionaries and leaders in the Indian entertainment

industry and have excelled in everything they have done. Animation is a

new and rapidly expanding area in India, and the collaboration between

Disney and YRF will bring the very best in story-telling and cutting edge

technology together as we make wonderful films that appeal to the entire


This landmark announcement by Yash Chopra and Dick Cook is a

first in the field of animation. YRF and Walt Disney Studios will work

exclusively to co-produce a series of animation films in the Indian

language. Both companies will be equal partners in the venture and will

contribute creative, technical and financial support to the project.

What is Roadside Romeo about?

A rich, cool, spoilt brat of a dog is abandoned on the wicked streets

of Mumbai. He faces situations he has never faced before. He is

confronted by dangerous, loony characters, the likes of which he has never

met before. From mansions to streets… From five course meals to five

courses of scraps…From soft beds to piles of garbage…From champagne

to tap water… Hop on to the adventure as Romeo turns into “Roadside