Krishna and Animation

8 years, 4 months ago by Bhakta Reilly in Other

Hare Krishna, please accept these humble obeisances

All the glorification goes to Srila Prabhupada and Gauranga!

Greetings Maharaja, I am not sure if you've seen Little Krishna, the 3d animated series of Krishna's pastimes depicted in our current mode of human technology. Animations like that involve advanced animation programs such as 3ds Max, Blender, and Maya (Maya is a real animation programs name, LOL).

I believe there was some problems with Little Krishna's production the team had to answer to regaurding one of Prabhupada's letters on animation + movies: 

1)    Are you aware that Srila Prabhupada did not want Krishna to be represented as a cartoon character?

Ans: Yes we are aware of the letter Srila Prabhupada wrote in 1971.

Srila Prabhupada wrote to Madhusudana, “The point is that these drawings should be realistic. Not that you make Krishna a cartoon character and therefore laughing stock. And hippy ideas shouldn't be used either. Whatever technique is there, make it realistic. That will be nice.” Srila Prabhupada letter (Aug 18, 1971)

So in your opinion Maharaja, what do you think should be the standard of a 'realistic' 2d animation of Krishna Consciousness subject matter nowadays? (Something like Ramayana: Legend of Prince Rama) Or likewise?


HpS - AGTSP  Pamho   I think Little Krsna and the Japanese Ramayana were of quality.   We have the BBT paintings as a standard.   The thing is that Little Krsna is fine for devotees who have read Prabhupada, but for new people it will mostly stay as how it is presented, no: The Legend Of Krsna?    Yet, it is a positive legend the are presenting.  Can think of good and bad aspects?