Percept, Microsoft tie-up for Hanuman Returns


MUMBAI: After the success of India’s 1st successful animation film Hanuman, Percept Picture Company will now extend the movie through a series of animation films, the second being Hanuman Returns, which will be presented on the Microsoft’s Xbox Live service.


Percept Holdings joint managing director Shailendra Singh said, “We are excited to showcase the hugely anticipated Hanuman Returns on the Xbox Live service – a next generation platform for complete connected entertainment with an existing community of millions of users worldwide.”


The announcement was made by Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division (E&D) global president Robbie Bach in the presence of Singh; Microsoft India chairman P Ravi Venkatesan; Microsoft E&D Asia Pacific and Greater China Region general manager Alan Bowman and Microsoft E&D in India country manager Mohit Anand.


Bach added, “We have just celebrated the first anniversary of Xbox 360 in the country this year and it is with a celebratory spirit that we offer our Indian consumers even more entertainment options on Xbox 360. This is not only a firm reiteration of our commitment to the Indian market but also an exciting foray into connecting our Indian consumers to a world of seven million Xbox LIVE members around the world.”


Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE bring an active community and a growing catalogue of high definition games and entertainment. More than 11.6 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold across 37 countries. Xbox Live is currently available in 25 countries across the globe and India will be the 26th market to launch it.