Making of Taare Zameen Par title animation

Why clay animation? After the completion of the film, the sequences where animation was to be used were planned. They were mostly dream sequences, where the boy is lost in his own world of fantasy. There are many transitions from one fantasy to the other. Aamir did not want to use human characters in the animation. He wanted elements from nature – fish, animals, birds, plants, flowers and so on. Various kinds of samples were created and he liked the clay animation. There is a certain tactile quality to this technique. As children play with plasticine or modelling clay, it became more of an obvious choice. There is an organic feel to the medium, which is not achievable through computer-generated animation. Clay is something that everyone can relate to easily.

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