Tuesday, June 20, 2006
The morning news-gathering machine has this happy press release from the World's Largest Democracy... MYSORE: Information Technology Dean B S V Rao said India would be the destination for animation process within three years with an outsourcing potential of US $ 950 million. He said that the Indian animation industry would be US $ 250 million in 2005 and US $ 950 million by 2009. A response this kind of thing usually gets is a "Ohmygawd! It's all leaving! We're doomed!" response. But you'll note that the above is mostly a puff piece regarding training and Indian potential. (Just a little slanted?) And while there is minimal doubt that India and other nations will pick up some American animation work (including visual effects), there are the ongoing issues of cultural differences and talent pools. Animation is a growing pie and the U.S. of A. consumes and creates a large part of it. Otherwise, we wouldn't be seeing things like this.
Posted by Steve Hulett at 10:51 AM