Tribute to Shri Ram Mohan (1931-2019), Father of Indian Animation.
Tribute to Shri Ram Mohan (1931-2019), Father of Indian Animation.

He was one of the leading lights of Indian animation, Shri Ram Mohan joined the Cartoon Unit at Films Division, Mumbai at a very young age. He trained under Claire H Weeks of Walt Disney Studios from 1956-1959. Between 1960 and 1967 he scripted, designed and animated many Films Division animation films, winning awards at home and abroad. In 1968 he headed Prasad Production’s animation division and in 1972, he established Ram Mohan Biographics. He made and was part of many landmark animation films including ‘Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama’ an Indo-Japan co-production. He has also trained many generations of Indian animators.

Shri Ram Mohan had also directed CFSI film ‘TARU’ a story of the relationship between man and tree. Their lifelong relationship is such that man takes whatever he want from the tree and the tree joyfully gives. Through a lively and touching narrative, the film conveys man’s exploitation of nature and its grim consequences – avoidable only if the environment is treated with care and concern.

He was also  mentor of “Krish,Trish and  Baltiboy” Krish, Trish and Baltiboy – the three lovable minstrels take you on a wonderful journey into the world of Indian folktales and folk music

Watch  film ‘TARU’