Veteran producer Vashu Bhagnani forays into Animation

Veteran producer Vashu Bhagnani is now venturing into animation after 28 years of successful film production. Photo: Altair Media

Vashu Bhagnani’s DB Films and Animation aims to Dream Bigger (DB) and create top-class entertainment content for families across the world, focusing on animation, edutainment, production, distribution, digital media exploitation, licensing and merchandising, gaming, AR/VR (Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality) and other emerging technologies.

Starting his career as a producer in 1995 with a bang with the super-hit, Coolie No. 1, Vashu’s fame soared with films such as Hero No. 1 (1997), Pyaar Kiya to Darna Kya and Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (both in 1998), Biwi No. 1 (1999), Mujhe Kuchh Kehna Hai (2001), F.A.L.T.U. (2011), BellBottom (2021) and others, earning him the title of “Producer No. 1” in the industry.

Vashu has already announced his live-action slate for 2023-2024, appealing to film buffs across genres, including action, drama, comedy, suspense, romance, social and more. The lineup includes Ganapath, a second Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, his Production no. 45 and two more biggies. The company is also home to some of the biggest film stars in the country.

DB Films and Animation believes in creating and developing world-class animation content that not only entertains but also offers an enriching experience to the audience. According to Vashu, the idea to venture into the animation industry came to him a few years ago, when he spent a lot of time with his grandchildren and realized that there is a huge gap in the production and consumption patterns. The content, according to him, was not doing justice to the significant potential of heritage, culture and history in the international market. This realization sparked his passion for creating top-quality, culturally-enriching animated content. As DB Films and Animation ventures into this field, Vashu remains committed to his passion for storytelling and unwavering dedication to producing exceptional quality content that will make a significant impact in the animation industry.

The logo of Vashu Bhagnani’s UK-based animation company Photo: Altair Media

The company believes in going the extra mile to “Entertain the world”. In addition to this, with DB Films and Animation, the company plans to leverage the power of animation, including the captivating style of Anime, which originated in Japan and has gained popularity worldwide, to create visually-stunning and engaging content that can inspire and motivate children and adults alike. Anime offers a distinct visual and narrative style that can resonate with a global audience. “Whether it’s a hand-drawn masterpiece of the past or a modern CGI film, the art of animation has been charming us with captivating characters, stories and worlds for nearly a century” says Vashu. “DB Films & Animation was founded for taking unique untold stories to the world, which are otherwise difficult to show in live action.”

Located in the UK, the studio has been started with the aim of creating stories that are close to our hearts and showcasing their potential in the animation medium. Their team is made up of industry veterans, and the studio boasts of world-class infrastructure, a comprehensive in-house pipeline, and a committed crew of personnel. DB Films and Animation is set to unveil an exciting and diverse line-up of projects that will captivate audiences worldwide soon.



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