Feb 23, 2018

Gajaman returns as 3D film

Sri Lanka's popular cartoon character “Gajaman” (ගජමෑන්), is set to make a comeback as a 3D film.

The character, brought to life by Camillus Perera soared to popularity in the seventies.

The animated movie is directed by Chanaka Perera, who is a professional 3D animator and uses 'Motion Capture' technology, also used in similar animated Hollywood movies such as James Cameron's “Avatar” and Steven Spielberg's “TinTin”.

The cast for motion capture stars Dasun Pathirana, Chamara Priyadarshana, Kasuni, Pradeep, Tiran and Sharada.

The voice over for Gajaman’s two lead roles are voiced by the famous “Chooty Malli” and “Podi Malli” (Suneth Chitrananda and Gaminda Priyaviraj) who also wrote the exciting script and story line for the movie. Rashi Prabodha, Yureni Noshika and Sunil Perera also star as key characters of the movie.

The movie is produced by “Studio 101”. The production cost is estimated to be over Rs. 75 million since commencing on 2010.

The first ever three dimensional (3D) animation movie in Sri Lanka, using motion capture technology is planned to be released under the title of “Gajaman” (ගජමෑන්). Gajaman as known by many in the seventies decade, is a famous and influential cartoon character brought to life by Camillus Perera. Gajaman will be joined along with an array of Mr. Perera’s most vibrant cartoon characters of that time to bring you this movie set to screen in theatres around the country. The animated movie is directed by Chanaka Perera, who is a professional 3D animator involved in the Information Technology and Advertising industries. He is a product of St. Peter’s College, and later obtained his degree in multimedia from Swinburne University, Australia.

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