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DreamWorks Animation To Develop Its First Animated Musical With ‘Monkeys Of Bollywood’

Posted by YBMW Staff on January 12th, 2011
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DreamWorks Animation has announced the title of their upcoming feature, “Monkeys of Bollywood,” the studios’ first ever animated musical.

The animated musical is inspired by an Hindu poem “The Ramayana” that revolves around two monkeys destined to stop an ancient demon from conquering the world.

Composer A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours), Broadway lyricist Stephen Schwartz and husband-and-wife producing team Gurinder Chadha and Paul Berges have been hired to develop the project which is to be set in Mumbai.

When asked about the project, here is what Scwartz had to say:

“As soon as I heard that DreamWorks Animation envisioned making an animated Bollywood movie, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. The fact that A.R. Rahman got involved made it an even more exciting project.”

With the combination of Rahman, Monkeys and Bollywood, “Monkeys of Bollywood” will be nothing short of epic. You will all soon be believers.

Source: Variety

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