Delhi Safari shortlisted for Oscars

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 06, 2012 03:25 hrs

Mumbai: 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 (Oscars) in the animation category.

Directed by Nikhil Advani, 'Delhi Safari' is 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.

The balance between fun and being meaningful is what sets the film apart from the many animated films released in this category.

'Delhi Safari' is brave departure from the stereotypical Bollywood animation films with a strong and crisp plot.

The English version of the film features the voices of Jason Alexander, Cary Elwes, Christopher Lloyd, Jane Lynch, Vanessa Williams and Brad Garrett.

Mending the gap between Hollywood and Bollywood, Advani's 'Delhi Safari' is an entertaining crossover piece and well deserving for being shortlisted for the Oscars, felt industry experts.

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