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Toonz Founder and AMS Architect
Late Mr. Bill Dennis to be honoured at Animation Masters Summit 2023

Welcome to Animation Masters Summit 2023

THEME : Reimagining Entertainment Now and Beyond

About Us

Animation Masters Summit (AMS) is an annual event celebrated by Toonz Media Group, a leading name in animation and Kids & Family Entertainment. Established in 1999 as the first ever animation event in India called “Week with the Masters”, it was recently renamed as Animation Masters Summit (AMS).


Animation Masters Summit celebrates the beautiful art of animation, bringing talents and experts from around the global animation Industry to interact with aspiring young talents. The event also offers a platform for masters to offer inspirations and insights on what it takes to create, connect and drive engaging content in this invigorating new entertainment era.


Animation Masters Summit is Toonz’s way of giving back to the artistic community. The mission of the Summit is to create an ecosystem of knowledge sharing, which in turn builds a great environment for animation to grow in India and the world over. This prestigious event has hosted masters like Rob Coleman, Bill Plympton, Devdutt Patnaik, Resul Pookutty, Geetanjali Rao, Dhimant Vyas and celebrated Indian animation legends like Ram Mohan, Bhimsain Khurana and V G Samant, and many more.


Event Schedules

10:00 AM IST Inaugural Session

Welcome Speech

P. Jayakumar, CEO – Toonz Media Group

Keynote Address

Sanjay Gupta – Country Head & VP, Google India

Felicitation and AMS Awards Declaration

Ashish Kulkarni – FICCI Chairman for Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics Forum

Legend of Indian Animation Award Acceptance Speech

Mr Aabid Surti – Renowned artist, cartoonist, writer,
painter and environmentalis

Special Contribution to the Indian Animation Industry Award Acceptance Speech

Biren Ghose – Country Head, Technicolor India

Vote of Thanks and Declaring the Summit Open

Anish Narayanankutty – Festival Director, Animation Masters Summit 2022

09:30 AM IST: Indian Panel Discussion

Biren Ghose


Kireet Khurana

Filmmaker, Animator, Ad-film Director

Firdaus Kharas

Chairman, Chocolate Moose Media

11:00 AM IST: Sukesh Nayak

Sukesh Nayak


08:30 AM IST: Wendell Hanes

Wendell Hanes


11:00 AM IST: International Panel Discussion

Bruno Zarka

President Distribution and Feature Films Divisions, Toonz Media Group

Rich Magallanes

Content Creator, Development Consultant & Producer

Ron Gell

Vice President International Sales & Distribution at Pinnacle Peak Pictures

08:30 AM IST: Paul Demeyer

Paul Demeyer


11:00 AM IST: Ravishankar Venkateswaran

Ravishankar Venkateswaran


11:00 AM IST: Arjun Reddy

Arjun Reddy


12:00 PM IST: Closing and Vote of Thanks

Anish Narayanankutty

Festival Director, Animation Masters Summit 2022



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Do I need to register to attend the Summit?

Yes. You will need to register. Please send an email to ams2023@toonzanimationindia.com and we will help with you with the process.

Is the registration chargeable?

No. The registration is free of charges.

Will I get an opportunity to personally interact with the masters?

There will be a Q&A session for the audience after each presentation.

Can I attend the sessions of all the Masters?

Yes. You can attend as many sessions as you want.

Is the Flying Elephant Competition open this year?

No, the Flying Elephant Competition has been temporarily put on hold. For any further details please email us at ams2023@toonzanimationindia.com


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