Shadow play or shadow puppetry is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment with articulated figures to create the illusion of moving images. Different styles and titles of leather shadow puppets are found in India in different regions. Historically, the tradition of Chhaya Natak (shadow theatre) seemed to have existed in Gujarat a thousand years ago and migrated to Maharashtra.
Shadow Play is popular in various cultures. At present, more than 20 countries are known to have shadow show troupes.
Thanks to the functionalities of smart mobile devices we bring totally a new concept, a new way of making animation of shadow puppetry.
We bring a unique concept of making live animation by using the mobile’s screen “outwards” to an audience...
You only have to adjust the brightness of your mobile device, turn the lights off and feel the excitement of playing a puppet, a role, a character, a comedy, a theater.
One of the best thing is; no one will see you in the dark so you can be who ever or what ever you want more easily.
Specially among friends or family, with two or more persons playing puppets can even be more interactive and much more fun.
To reach a wider audience our apps. are also available for Tablet screens.
With our apps you can record with a simple webcam your own theatre play, stand up comedy or what ever you like and share it with your audiences and friends on internet like Facebook or Youtube.
Making an animation video has never been so easy... You can watch our demo video's on Youtube.
Just like our former releases our purpose is also to bring a vibration of a culture, a history back to our century.
Shadow Play Chhaya Natak is only a start with 7 puppets. In time we will expand with more puppets from the rich world of the Indian puppetry.
Anakule Studios invites you into a world of virtual puppets, a new era where you can animate and share it with the world.