The first animated films from India were produced in the 1930s. Subsequently, in the 1950s, a Cartoon Film Unit was set up at the state-run Films Division to produce animation films. "Ek Anek Aur Ekta", a short traditionally animated short educational film was released in 1974 from Doordarshan's Film Division.
The first Indian 3D animated film is Roadside Romeo, which was a joint venture between Yash Raj Films and the Indian division of the Walt Disney Company. It was written and directed by Jugal Hansraj.