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Delhi Safari Now On Netflix

Human encroachment is about to send the denizens of a wildlife reserve packing, until an anger-management-guru bear suggests diplomacy. But only one of the animals can break the language barrier: a human-loving, animal-hating parrot named Alex.

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Delhi_Safari/70208255?locale=en-US

Delhi Safari Now Available On iTunes

Delhi Safari Now Available On iTunes

Synopsis

Delhi Safari is the story of a journey undertaken by a cub leopard, his mother, a monkey, a bear and a parrot when the forest they live in is on the verge of destruction. A man is on the run to destroy the forest in order to erect a balcony. These five animals plan to go to Delhi and ask the parliament some very simple yet pertinent questions–why has man become the most dangerous animal? Doesn’t man understand that if the forests and the animals don’t exist, man will cease to exist?

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/delhi-safari/id624314324

The New York Times Reviews Delhi Safari

Wisecracking Jungle Animals on an Ecological Crusade

The worst thing about the animated film “Delhi Safari” isn’t that it’s awful. It’s that it shamelessly rips off much better animated movies. What kind of lesson is that for our young people?

The film, made in India but overdubbed in English for the American release, follows a group of animals whose forest home is being threatened by callous developers. The beasts decide to hike to New Delhi to try to get their grievances heard.

That they spend most of this journey engaging in dreary infighting and occasionally singing equally dreary songs would make the film unappetizing even if it didn’t so brazenly borrow from “The Lion King,” “The Jungle Book” and others.

An adorable lion cub — oh, sorry; it’s a leopard — who communes with his dead father (who lost his life saving the cub) is at the center of the story. Sound familiar? So will the laid-back, wisdom-spouting bear, the malicious hyenas and the humans-are-evil plot. This film is supposed to represent a step forward for Indian animation. The trouble is, there’s not an original idea in it.

“Delhi Safari” is rated PG (Parental guidance suggested). It has menacing moments.

http://movies.nytimes.com/2012/12/07/movies/delhi-safari-directed-by-nikhil-advani.html?_r=0

The Daily News Reviews Delhi Safari

Indian’s first “locally made” 3-D animated film is the story of a peppy leopard cub, his loving mother (wonderfully voiced by Vanessa Williams) and a ragtag crew of other jungle animals. They kidnap a talking parrot in order to plea their anti-deforestation case to Parliament in Delhi.

While nodding to its Western animation influences, with shots stolen from “The Jungle Book” and even some jokes about “Madagascar,” “Delhi Safari” brings something fresh to these familiar stories, thanks to its Bollywood-style musical numbers. Yet except for a few scenes with some flamboyant vaudeville pink flamingos (giddily voiced by Jane Lynch and Jason Alexander), the film is without wit and, sadly, entirely forgettable.

On the home screen, though, its benign charm (and PETA-approved messages) may amuse kids. Parents will forget everything even while watching.

Film Journal International Reviews Delhi Safari with Jane Lynch

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You can’t say that the makers behind the new computer-animated romp Delhi Safari, which was made in India but clearly has its eyes on the global marketplace, haven’t done their homework in regards to the kinds of cartoons that travel well overseas. The plot of this eco-friendly road comedy is stitched together out of elements from such international hits as The Lion King, Madagascar, Rio and even FernGully: The Last Rainforest (well…okay, three out of four count as international hits), although the filmmakers do at least set it to a Bollywood beat—and retain the Indian names for the characters (all of whom are voiced by recognizable Hollywood talent for the U.S. release) and locations—to give the picture some local flavor. But don’t worry about there being any cultural barriers that might hinder your child’s enjoyment (or, at the very least, mild tolerance) of the film; both the best and worst thing that can be said about Delhi Safari is that it’s on par with any average American-made kiddie cartoon that does the bulk of its business on DVD and cable.

The film starts in Lion King territory with our hero—a leopard cub named Yuvi (Tara Strong)—witnessing the death of his father Sultan (Cary Elwes) at the hands of a demolition crew tasked with clearing out a swath of jungle to make room for a new high-rise. Furious at the destruction of their home, Yuvi hits the road Madagascar-style with a crew of critters, including his protective mother Beggum (Vanessa Williams), slow-witted but loyal bear Bagga (Brad Garrett), and revolution-minded monkey Bajrangi (Carlos Alazraqui), bound for India’s capital city, Delhi, where they intend to argue their case in front of Parliament. How do they plan to communicate their FernGully-esque environmental message to mankind? Simple—they’ll kidnap a chatty parrot named Alex (Tom Kenny, known to gazillions of children as the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants) and make him their spokesperson…um, make that, spokesbird.

Of course, as the pet of a high-rolling player in the local film industry, Alex has never set foot outside his comfortable cage (shades of Rio‘s Blu) and doesn’t exactly take to life in the wild. He’s especially perturbed about having to spend more time with the violence-prone Bajrangi, who is secretly planning to make a more forceful argument (i.e., one that involves his trusty gun) in favor of protecting wildlife when the group arrives in Delhi. It goes without saying that Alex, Bajrangi and the rest of the group experience a change of heart—and learn a few life lessons—on their way to the big city. For example, Alex realizes that being a free bird isn’t such a bad thing; Bajrangi discovers that talking, not punching, is the best way to solve problems; both Yuvi and Beggum come to terms with Sultan’s death; and Bagga…well, he doesn’t learn much of anything. Then again, he’s already the most sensible animal in this particular menagerie, so maybe that’s for the best.

Entirely cheerful in its mediocrity, Delhi Safari ambles amiably along from scene to scene on the way to its heavy-handed, lessons-learned finale, enlivened occasionally by a few amusing bits of broadly comic business (most of which involve Bajrangi, whose hotheaded ways make him a natural favorite with young viewers) and the spirited work of select members of its vocal cast, most notably Kenny and Alazraqui. Those curious about what an animated Bollywood musical might look like will be disappointed to hear that the song-and-dance numbers in your average live-action production are more colorful and enjoyably cartoonish than the rather wan sequences included here. (There’s only one number, involving a cast of dancing flamingos, that’s up to the usual Bollywood standards.) In fact, the animation style itself is fairly stiff and generic, offering character designs and landscapes that lack personality or detail. While the point of Delhi Safari may have been to show the world that an Indian animation house is capable of producing a polished feature-length CGI cartoon, here’s hoping that the filmmakers’ next effort aspires to be more distinctive that this forgettable trifle.

http://www.filmjournal.com/filmjournal/content_display/reviews/specialty-releases/e3i389c6b3e2717816fd8579e505b444ca7

The Hollywood Reporter Reviews Delhi Safari, Bollywood Version

 

Top Bollywood actors comprise the voice cast of India’s first locally made stereoscopic 3D animated film; an American version featuring Jane Lynch and Tom Kenny opens Dec. 7.

Top Bollywood actors comprise the voice cast of India’s first locally made stereoscopic 3D animated film; an American version featuring Jane Lynch and Tom Kenny opens Dec. 7.

EMERYVILLE, Calif.  — Animators from India are enjoying a golden age, with some of the leading animation houses with a presence in India, like Rhythm and Hues, nabbing high-profile projects such as Life of Pi and The Hunger Games.

Unfortunately, since the best animators are using their talents for Hollywood films, the resultant animation brain drain means that home-grown projects like Delhi Safari are left in the dust.

Thanks to globalization, audiences in India now have Hollywood animated films at their disposal on the same day as their American releases, making it imperative for a low-budget ($7 million), purely Indian animated film such as Delhi Safari to stand out from the crowd. Despite solid voice work by top Bollywood actors, the film — described as India’s first locally made stereoscopic 3D animation film — features mediocre animation that will cost it viewers both in India and abroad.

The premise of Delhi Safari is an admirable one: Faced with the destruction of their habitat so that humans could construct an “eco-friendly” luxury housing development outside Mumbai, a bunch of wisecracking jungle animals team up and take their case to the seat of government in Delhi.

A militant dancing monkey (energetically voiced by Govinda), an emotional talking parrot who speaks “human” (Akshaye Khanna), a protective mother leopard (Urmila Matondkar) and her brave cub (Swini Khara), and a bear called XXL Bagga (Boman Irani) survive a succession of scrapes to reach Delhi and make their grand environmental statement.

Released in 3D in some theaters (this review is based on the 2D version), the film marks the animation debut of writer-director Nikhil Advani, whose career started with a bang with Kal Ho Naa Ho in 2003 but hit a low with 2009’s big-budget martial arts flop Chandni Chowk to China and again with the Britain-set Patiala House (2011).

One of the reasons its animation (Krayon Pictures) looks old-fashioned is that the film was completed more than two years ago; it was shopped around at various film markets in 2010. Much has changed since then.

According to its producers, an English version of the film will be distributed by U.S.-based Applied Art Productions; the American version, featuring the voices of Jane Lynch, Tom Kenny, Christopher Lloyd and Jason Alexander, is due to open Dec. 7.

Opened: Oct. 19, 2012
Cast: Govinda, Suniel Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Urmila Matondkar, Boman Irani, Prem Chopra, Swini Khara, Deepak Dobriyal, Sanjay Mishra, Saurabh Shukla
Director: Nikhil Advani
Screenwriters: Nikhil Advani, Girish Dhamija, Suresh Nair
Producers: Anupama Patil, Kishor Patil, Nitish Takia
Animation: Krayon Pictures
Editor: Aarif Sheikh
Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Not rated, 90 minutes.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/delhi-safari-film-review-395618

LA Times Reviews Delhi Safari

Review: ‘Delhi Safari’ means well but lacks zest

‘Delhi Safari,’ an Indian animated comedy with English-language voicing by Vanessa Williams, Brad Garrett and more, is eco-friendly and mildly fun.

By Gary Goldstein

The Indian-made “Delhi Safari,” being shown stateside in an English-language version, proves a painless, if only mildly inventive, animated comedy.

While it’s passable, eco-friendly entertainment for young children, even they will likely spot the low-budget film’s creative limitations. It may also be tough for even the most global-minded viewers to square the clearly non-Bollywood voices employed here amid “Delhi’s” many localized names, references and visuals.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/dec/06/entertainment/la-et-mn-delhi-safari-capsule-20121207

Hispanic Lifestyle features Caribe Road “NEW WEB SERIES “CARIBE ROAD” LAUNCHES”

NEW WEB SERIES “CARIBE ROAD” LAUNCHES

NEW WEB SERIES “CARIBE ROAD” LAUNCHES

Caribe Road is an ambitious groundbreaking new action web series that follows the fictional story of U.S. Special Forces commander, Mark Caribe (Hector Bustamante), who is hell bent in starting a new life away from the military after a covert mission goes terribly wrong. But first, under the orders of the President of the United States, Caribe must accept the command of a new elite combat unit calledSFT1 [Special Forces Team One]. Caribe hopes this move will lead him to the terrorist who kidnapped his daughter.

“Caribe Road was born out of a deep rooted desire to say thank you and show appreciation for all the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect our freedom and for the dire need to show Hollywood that a Latino can be showcased in a position of prominence and a positive light (ie my character in Caribe Road heads up a Special Forces unit who works directly for the President of the United States”


“With the digital space making such a huge impact in Hollywood, I no longer have to wait for a studio or network to green lite my show; I can do it myself, giving me the vehicle to push my platform.”   Hector Bustamante

Caribe Road stars award winning actor, Hector Luis Bustamante (The Shield, Southland, Bones), Ransford Doherty (The Closer, Body of Proof), Marlene Forte (Dallas reboot, Star Trek), Jennifer Field (former Miss Asian America, K-Town), Jeannie Bolet (All My Children), Mike Pfaff (Sons Of Anarchy)and Don R Williams (The OC) as the Secretary of Defense).

PROJECT WITH A PURPOSE

Caribe Road is dedicated to the brave men and women who put themselves in harm’s way everyday to make our world and our Nation a better, safer place to live. A special 9/11 tribute episode was released honoring all the innocent lives lost that day, all our fallen heroes, and our way of remembering all the men and women in uniform and their families for their immeasurable sacrifice.

Caribe Road officially launched on 11/11/11 in remembrance of Veterans Day as a way to honor and say thank you to all the US military veterans and their families who sacrificed so much for the price of freedom. Episode 1 – Rise From the Ashes currently available now on Vimeo - http://vimeo.com/31990468

In partnership with Airsoft Evike, the largest airsoft retailer in the United States, CARIBE ROAD airs exclusively on Evike’s Official Worldwide Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/airsoftevike with new episodes releasing every 2 weeks.

 

 

Latin Heat features Caribe Road “Hector Luis Bustamante’s WEB TV Seris “Caribe Road” Bows on Net”

Hector Luis Bustamante's WEB TV Seris “Caribe Road” Bows on Net

Hector Luis Bustamante’s WEB TV Seris “Caribe Road” Bows on Net

award- winning actor who co-starred opposite Bruce Willis in the popular film Hostage, brings us Caribe Road, the groundbreaking new web television series, produced by Bustamante’s HELU Films Entertainment. Caribe Road, is the story of a US Special Forces operative who becomes a marked man after tangling with the world’s most wanted terrorist and is searching to find his kidnapped daughter. Caribe Road,launches internet-wide as of November 11, 2011 with preview episodes 1-5, series trailer and a special 9/11 tribute episode available onhttp://www.cariberoad.com

In the series, Mark Caribe, a US Special Forces commander (Bustamante), is hell bent on starting a new life away from the military after a covert mission goes terribly wrong. But first, under the orders of the President of the United States, Caribe must accept the command of a new elite combat unit called SFT1 [Special Forces Team One]. All the while Caribe is desperately searching for a way to locate the terrorist who kidnapped his daughter.

Series executive producer Louise Wu (The Ellen Show, Warner Bros) and Bustamante (CBS’s The Agency, Without A Trace, Monk) are producing the web series with an eye towards placement on a major cable network similar to the success of Sanctuary (Syfy) which started life as a ground breaking web series.

In the summer of 2011, Caribe Road series producers announced the season regulars – Bustamante (The Shield, Southland, Bones);Jeannie Bolet (All My Children) as Ms Honeycutt; Ransford Doherty (The Closer) as James ‘The Bomber’ Crews; Marlene Forte (Dallas, Star Trek) as LAPD Captain Ana Garcia, Don R. Williams (The OC) as the Secretary of Defense, Jennifer Fields (K-Town) as Ashley Belle, and Alina Herrera (Off The Map) …

 

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