First, ˘India has a vast base of English-speaking workforce.÷ Second, India has the second largest entertainment industry in the world, after Hollywood; ˘animation studios in the country provide a large supply of low-cost high-quality software engineers.÷ Also, many Indian animation companies have set up high-tech studios with state-of-the-art hardware and software specifically for executing overseas projects. Third, the cost of animation services in India is very low, which is the main reason that foreign entertainment firms are flocking there. In the U.S., animators can cost $125 per hour, whereas in India they cost $25 per hour. Toonz Animation offers animation at 25% to 40% less than other Asian studios, and much lower than American studios. The total cost for making a full-length animated film in America runs about $100 million to $175 million, compared with the $15 million to $25 million it can be made for in India. India primarily competes with China for animation work, but Indian quality standards are much higher for the same type of work. The main disadvantage of Indian animation is that workers are not necessarily trained in the precise type and level of animation that Disney uses and might need to be trained or co-trained to be able to output the type of animation Disney would need.
Funding for the theme park would be largely obtained from regional development funds such as the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), which has an office in