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Delhi Safari in Oscar race for Original Song

12 December 2012 3:35 AM, PST | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

The title song from Nikhil Advani’s “Delhi Safari” features in the longlist of Oscar contenders in the Original Song category.

Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa and Ehsaan Noorani have composed music for the film.

Indian singer Bombay Jayashri, who sung Pi’s lullaby in “Life of Pi” has also found a place in the list of 75 songs to be considered for nominations.

The third Indian is A. R. Rahman whose composition for “People Like Us” – “Dotted Line” is also shortlisted in the same category.

Rahman also figures in the long list in the Best Original Score Category.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 10, 2013.

 

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on February 24, 2013.

 

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Special Review: Delhi Safari – English Version

8 December 2012 3:14 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Directed and written by Bollywood director Nikhil Advani (Kal Ho Na Ho, Salaam-e-Ishq), Delhi Safari is his first foray into an animated adventure feature. The original Hindi film version was voiced by some of the greats of Bollywood, including Boman Irani, Govinda, Akshaye Khanna and Urmilla Matondkar. When I heard about that project I was very intrigued, and when I saw the trailers and heard the fab songs by Shankar Ehsaan and Loy and I couldn’t wait to see and hear more about Delhi Safari. I was also excited when I heard that in an unique move, Advani and the producers also made a version with an American cast that includes some of the greats of Hollywood, which included Jason Alexander, Brad Garrett, Vanessa Williams, Jane Lynch, Christopher Lloyd and Cary Elwes – a nice coup. It is the Hollywood version, which by the way has been shortlisted for the Oscars for animation, »

- Stacey Yount

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Delhi Safari competing for Oscar nomination

15 November 2012 8:06 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The English version of Nikhil Advani’s Delhi Safari features among the top 21 animation films competing for nomination at the next season of Oscars. The film is among those submitted for the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards. If selected, it will win an official nomination at the Oscar ceremony.

Nihkil Advani says, ‘It’s too premature and early to start celebrating for us, but it is a huge victory and achievement cause animation is still an untapped and growing industry in India. The reviews and this final nomination is a testament that a good film no matter what format can break through and touch audiences everywhere’.

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Delhi Safari shortlisted for Best Animated Film at Oscars

7 November 2012 4:09 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Nikhil Advani's animation flick Delhi Safari, which released recently to rave reviews, has now added yet another feather in its cap. The English version of the film has been shortlisted for consideration in the Best Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Annual Academy Awards.

As of now, 21 animated films have been shortlisted for consideration out of which the final nominations will be decided. Some of the popular English films that Delhi Safari would be competing against to make the final cut include Brave, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Hotel Transylvania, Ice Age: Continental Drift and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

Delhi Safari got a lot of appreciation when it released in Hindi recently. While the Hindi version featured voices of Govinda, Suniel Shetty, Boman Irani and Urmila Matondkar, the English version of the film features the voices of Jason Alexander, Cary Elwes, Christopher Lloyd, Jane Lynch, Vanessa Williams and Brad Garrett. »

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Nikhil Advani's Delhi Safari shortlisted for Oscars : Trade News

6 November 2012 5:11 AM, PST | Bollywood Trade | See recent Bollywood Trade news »

After wooing the audiences worldwide, Nikhil Advani’s animated adventure Delhi Safari has made its grand entry to world’s most prestigious movie recognition award ceremony. The film has been shortlisted for the 85th Academy Awards in the animation category.Directed by Nikhil Advani, Delhi Safari is a rarity in Hindi cinema, an animated family film with real world themes about urban sprawl and the effects of humanity on the global ecosystem. The idea of this film came to Advani on one of many long nature walks that he enjoys taking with his six year old daughter. Read More »

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Nikhil Advani's Delhi Safari shortlisted for Oscars

5 November 2012 10:46 PM, PST | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

After wooing the audiences worldwide, Nikhil Advani's animated adventure Delhi Safari has made its grand entry to world's most prestigious movie recognition award ceremony. The film has been shortlisted for the 85th Academy Awards in the animation category.Directed by Nikhil Advani, Delhi Safari is a rarity in Hindi cinema, an animated family film with real world themes about urban sprawl and the effects of humanity on the global ecosystem. The idea of this film came to »

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Trailers and Info on 2012's New Animated Oscar Contenders

3 November 2012 10:04 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Yesterday when I showed you the list of the 21 Animated Feature contenders for the 2013 Oscars there were five films I didn't yet have information on -- Adventures in Zambezia, Delhi Safari, Hey Krishna, The Mystical Laws and Walter & Tandoori's Christmas. Well, I did a little scrounging and have come up with details on all five including trailers for each and only one of them is lacking subtitles. I have included information on all five below along with their trailers and, again, you can check out the full list of contenders here and I will be updating my Best Animation predictions very soon. Adventures in Zambezia Director: Wayne Thornley Voice Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Leonard Nimoy, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Goldblum, Richard E. Grant, Jeremy Suarez and Jenifer Lewis Synopsis: Frustrated with his isolated upbringing, a young falcon journeys to the bird city of Zambezia, leaving his home and father to make a life for himself. »

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“Hey Krishna” & “Delhi Safari” submitted for Animation Oscars

2 November 2012 11:09 PM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Krishna aur Kans

Two animation films from India: Hey Krishna (Krishna aur Kans) by Vikram Veturi and Delhi Safari by Nikhil Advani have been submitted for the 85th Academy Awards in the Animated Feature Film category.

The five shortlisted nominations will be announced on 10 Jan 2013.

The 21 submitted features, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

Adventures in Zambezia

Brave

Delhi Safari

Dr. SeussThe Lorax

Frankenweenie

From Up on Poppy Hill

Hey Krishna

Hotel Transylvania

Ice Age Continental Drift

A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

The Mystical Laws

The Painting

ParaNorman

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

The Rabbi’s Cat

Rise of the Guardians

Secret of the Wings

Walter & Tandoori’s Christmas

Wreck-It Ralph

Zarafa

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Academy Accepts 21 Animated Oscar Submissions

2 November 2012 2:31 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Twenty-one features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards. This means that there will likely be five nominations announced on January 10, although several films listed below have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying runs, the Academy points out. Presumably they will fulfill all the requirements. Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category may also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, but I doubt that any of these will chase that down. I bold the five front-runners for Oscar noms. The 21 submitted features, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:     "Adventures in Zambezia"     "Brave"     "Delhi Safari"     "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"     "Frankenweenie"     "From Up on Poppy Hill" »

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Bittu Sahgal on board for Delhi Safari

22 October 2012 3:51 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Environmentalist activist and conservationist Bittu Saigal has hopped on board to support Nikhil Advani's environmentally-conscious animation film Delhi Safari. The long-delayed English-Hindi film with animals speaking in the voices of an assortment of big stars from Hollywood including Vanessa Williams, Jason Alexander and Jane Lynch, British doyen Cary Elwes and American stand-up comedian Brad Garrett to dub for the animals in the English version and Suniel Shetty, Boman Irani, Urmila Matondkar, Ayesha Takia, Akshaye Khanna and Sweeni Khare for the Hindi version, is about a bunch of animals heading to Delhi to complain to the prime minister about the destruction of their habitat. Bittu Sahgal was shown the film and he readily agreed to lend his presence in promoting and marketing an animation film that propagates environmental issues. Says a source close to the project, "Sahgal's clout as India's most prominent environmentalist would be used to advantage to promote »

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Delhi Safari teams up with Toys “R” Us for Exclusive Contest Giveaway

18 October 2012 6:07 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The upcoming 3D Bollywood animated comedy Delhi Safari has teamed up with Toys “R” Us, the world’s leading toy retailer, to offer 50 lucky movie fans a special chance to win a free $50.00 gift card. This new contest is hosted by the film’s North American distributor Applied Art Productions which will release the critically-acclaimed family entertainer in theaters on October 19.

To enter the sweepstakes, moviegoers must take a picture of their Delhi Safari movie ticket and email it to ds@appliedartproductions.com. 50 winners will be chosen from all the entries and sent their Toys “R” Us gift card prize. More details on the contest can be found in the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntBpLW0zzt4

Directed by Nikhil Advani (Kal Ho Naa Ho, Salaam-e-Ishq), Delhi Safari provides comedic fun for audiences of all ages and features an all-star voice cast including Govinda as a militant monkey, »

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Behind the Scenes: Making of the voices of Delhi Safari Exclusive!

15 October 2012 8:58 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Check out this Exclusive fun video of what went on behind the scenes as Boman Irani, Govinda, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Urmila Matondkar recorded the voices for the upcoming animated film Delhi Safari! We also hear from Mr. Irani on what it was like to become Bagga the bear and the process of creating and recording the voice for a character in an animated film. Directed by Nikhil Advani, the film hits theaters on October 19th!

We had no idea they would act it out as they recorded but it is so cool! Check out Bagga, Bajrangi, Yuvi, Begum and Alex and more come to life through the voices and actions of these great actors!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQdAf-KJudY

This wonderfully entertaining family film has everything: fun characters, great Bollywood music, top-notch animation and an engaging, inspirational story with a “save the animals” message that has garnered support from PETA. »

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Delhi Safari’s special screening at the Ranthambore National Park for 1000 school kids

12 October 2012 10:36 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Directed by Nikhil Advani and produced by Krayon Pictures, Delhi Safari is India’s first world-class 3D stereoscopic animation feature film. It is an empowering yet fun-filled story of a motley group of 5 animal friends who embark on a wild journey from Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai to the Parliament House in Delhi to protect their right to safe homes. The film highlights the problems of deforestation and importance of protecting natural wildlife habitat. The award winning film is a complete family entertainer with world-class animation, Bollywood-style masti, memorable characters and a global message.

Krayon Pictures recently held a very cool event for the film in Ranthambore National Park. Delhi Safari was given a special screening at the park for 1000 school kids from local areas, who encounter the issues depicted in the film on a daily basis.

Talking about the event Rashmi Ahad Director Media & PR for Krayon Pictures told us, »

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See Behind the Voices of Delhi Safari in ‘Jungle Mein Mangal’

10 October 2012 8:05 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Jungle animals break loose and “party sharty” in the brand new music video for “Jungle Mein Mangal” from the upcoming 3D animated comedy Delhi Safari which opens in theaters next Friday, October 19. Directed by Nikhil Advani (Kal Ho Naa Ho, Salaam-e-Ishq), the ground-breaking film provides comedic fun for audiences of all ages and features an all-star voice cast including Govinda as a militant monkey, Akshaye Khanna as a rogue parrot, Urmila Matondkar as a determined queen, and Boman Irani as a know-it-all-bear.

This new music video brings the viewer behind the scenes to show how some of Bollywood’s most popular on-screen stars performed the voices for the year’s most outrageous cartoon animals. Released in North America by Applied Art Productions, Delhi Safari won the Best Animated Feature Film award at Ficci Frames 2012 and has been endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

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Yuvi of Delhi Safari named Borivali’s Sanjay Gandhi National Park Mascot!

6 October 2012 11:46 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

We have been telling you about the exciting animated film by Nikhil Advani title Delhi Safari, which is set to hit theaters on October 19th. Jungle animals threatened with deforestation fight back against the Indian government in the upcoming 3D animated adventure. Providing comedic fun for audiences of all ages the film features an all-star voice cast including Govinda as a militant monkey, Akshaye Khanna as a rogue parrot, Urmila Matondkar as a determined queen, Swini Khara as the cute cub Yuvi and Boman Irani as a know-it-all-bear. It also boasts music by the great Shakhar-Ehsaan-Loy! Delhi Safari won the Best Animated Feature Film award at Ficci Frames 2012 and has been endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). It will also be released with an English version of the film features voices by Jason Alexander, Brad Garrett, Vanessa Williams, Jane Lynch, Christopher Lloyd and Cary Elwes. »

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Delhi Safari is a complete entertainer: Nikhil Advani

29 September 2012 6:00 AM, PDT | indicine | See recent indicine news »

Nikhil Advani, the director of Kal Ho Na Ho, Chandni Chowk To China, Salaam-e-Ishq and Patiala House, says his latest directorial venture Delhi Safari is a complete entertainer, packed with great music.

“It has got fun, lots of tamasha (drama), lots of energy and lots of great music,” Nikhil said here at the music launch of the film.Read More »

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Boman Irani: “I am very proud of the way Farah and I have gelled so beautifully together in Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi”

22 August 2012 9:53 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

I admit, I love love stories, and from the first time that I saw the trailer of Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, I thought that this was going to be a cute romantic comedy. However, this not your average filmi romance because instead of young love, this film tells the story of finding your soul mate even when you think it might be to late in life. Shirin and Farhad are two over-forty middle aged Parsi people leading their lives amidst a fast dwindling Parsi community. Self content and enveloped in their daily worldly affairs, they have not had the time to pause and think about love. That is, until they meet each other. What follows is an unconventional love story – quirky and sweet, having its own essence of romance, and teaching the world that love has no expiry date. The film marks the acting debut of choreographer and director Farah Khan, »

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Boman Irani takes pledge to save and protect the forests at Don Bosco School on 15th August – Delhi Safari

17 August 2012 7:03 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Set to release on October 19th, Delhi Safari is India’s first 3D stereoscopic animation feature film which highlights the urgent cry of animals against deforestation. Delhi Safari is about five animals from Borivali National Park, who meet the Prime Minister in Delhi with a plea to stop builders from encroaching on their forests. Featuring the vocal talents of stars like Govinda, Akshaye Khanna, Boman Irani, Urmila Matondkar and Suniel Shetty, Delhi Safari will also be dubbed in English featuring Jason Alexander, Brad Garrett, Vanessa Williams, Jane Lynch, Christopher Lloyd and Cary Elwes. Along with promoting the film, director Nikhil Advani, the cast and composers Shankar Ehsaan and Loy have also started a campagin to protect the forests and habitats in India. As we told you before they launched a nationwide campaign titled, “Fight for Us Write for Us” and on August 15th, in honor of Independence day, children at »

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Vanessa Williams to record tracks for Delhi Safari

16 August 2012 6:01 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

3D animated film Delhi Safari, has not only been dubbed in English, Spanish, French and Russian, but its songs have also been dubbed simultaneously. International artistes Vanessa Williams, John Fluker and Fred Tatasciore will be recording the English versions of the songs composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for the film in the Us.

Moreover, the producers, Krayon Pictures, will be sharing 50 per cent of the royalty from the music with the composers. “We partnered with the producers when the film was being conceptualised; it’s a way of thinking ahead,” says Shankar Mahadevan.

Ehsaan Noorani says, “The revenue sharing deal has been integrated with the Copyright Law after the amendment was passed, and will be part of all music and creative contracts now. It will offer long-term benefits to producers, composer and lyricists.”

Vanessa is the voice of Begum-Mother Leopard. Back to the Future (1985) fame Christopher Lloyd is also a part of the cast. »

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Delhi Safari producer to share 50% revenue with music composers

16 August 2012 4:56 AM, PDT | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

3D animated film Delhi Safari, has not only been dubbed in English, Spanish, French and Russian, but its songs have also been dubbed simultaneously. International artistes Vanessa Williams, John Fluker and Fred Tatasciore will be recording the English versions of the songs composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for the film in the Us. Moreover, the producers, Krayon Pictures, will be sharing 50 per cent of the royalty from the music with the composers. "We partnered with the producers »

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