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DreamWorks Animation Announces "Monkeys of Bollywood"

by on January 13, 2011

Variety reports that DreamWorks Animation SKG is fast-tracking development of Monkeys of Bollywood, an animated feature musical that will feature the work of Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) and Broadway lyricist Stephen Schwartz, with husband-and-wife pair Gurinder Chadha and Paul Berges producing. The movie is said to be based on the Hindu epic poem The Ramayana and centers on two monkeys trying to stop an ancient demon from conquering the world.

In a related story, the president of the Universal Society of Hinduism Rajan Zed has advised that the movie “should stay true to the story and spirit of Ramayan,”

(via TZ member AerostarMonk)

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