MUMBAI, India, February 20 /PRNewswire/ --

- Global Leader in Learning Solutions, Tata Interactive Systems, Receives Recognition for its Corporate Sustainability Film

Tata Interactive Systems' (TIS) 3D animation film titled 'Special Deeds for Special Needs' ( has won the top spot in the 'Best Animated Film on Social Welfare' category at the FICCI Best Animated Frames Awards 2009. The awards were announced at a ceremony on February 18, 2009 in Mumbai.

The animation film was conceptualized and created in-house by TIS to be showcased at their corporate sustainability event-The Tata Interactive Learning Disability Forum (TLDF) in 2008. The recently set up animation division of TIS created the 3D animation for this award winning film.

Ms. Manisha Mohan, Head - Design and Animation at TIS says, This is the opening award for our new 3D animation studio, and we are delighted that it is for our CSR initiative.

According to Mr. J. C. Mistry, Head - Corporate Sustainability at TIS, We are honored to receive this award in the social welfare category. Such awards are vital channels for sensitizing corporates about their roles as good citizens and this win has encouraged us to raise our benchmarks in CSR. TIS has been involved with the cause of learning disabilities (LD) since 2002 and the TLDF allows us to establish knowledge-sharing networks amongst global experts in LD. We are hoping to leverage this film and spread our message to a larger number of people.

The FICCI Best Animated Frames Awards ( have been instituted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce to recognize talent in the animation industry around the world. The 2009 awards had received over 580 entries from 21 countries and the awards were given away for 17 categories including animation, gaming, and visual effects.

(c) 2009 Tata Interactive Systems

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About Tata Interactive Systems (TIS)

Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), a global leader in learning solutions, is a part of the $70bn Tata Group. Truly international, TIS has a presence across the US, Canada, the UK, mainland Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, and India. TIS offers corporations, universities, schools, publishers and government institutions a diversified and innovative bouquet of learning and training solutions including Simulation-based Learning Objects (SimBLs(R)), Story-based Learning Objects (StoBLs), courseware and curriculum design, special-needs education, CyberTest Assessment Engine, electronic performance support systems (EPSS), Learning Planet(TM) LCMS, ManTra(TM) LMS, virtual classrooms, mobile learning, Serious Games, and 3D animation along with other corporate training and consultancy services. Our multi-disciplinary expertise and 19 years' experience across domains help us design e-learning programs that are unique to clients' requirements and specifically crafted to boost knowledge retention and application.

TIS is the only e-learning organization in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI-CMM and P-CMM frameworks. TIS' quest for excellence is reflected in numerous prestigious industry awards, including a Performance Centered Design Award, an ASTD Award, IT Training Awards, Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards, APEX Awards of Excellence, BETT Awards, and Business World-NID Design Excellence awards.

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Further information from: Sonal Chhaya Tata Interactive Systems +91-22-6643-8000

Further information from: Sonal Chhaya, Tata Interactive Systems, +91-22-6643-8000,