Cartoon Network to premiere Krishna: Makhan Chor

MUMBAI: After the premiere of Krishna: The Birth, on the occasion of Janamashtami, Cartoon Network will celebrate Republic Day with the Indian television premiere of Krishna: Makhan Chor on 26 January at 12 noon and 7:30 pm.

Produced by Hyderabad-based, Green Gold Animation Studio, the one hour 17 minutes long, 2-D animation movie, Krishna: Makhan Chor showcases the mischievous nature of Lord Krishna as a child.

This is Cartoon Network’s third acquisition from Green Gold Animation Studio, the earlier being Vikram Betaal in 2005 and Krishna: The Birth in 2006, and will be the second of the four-part Krishna series to be showcased on the Network. Krishna: Makhan Chor takes the count of local animations acquired and showcased by Cartoon Network to thirteen.

Turner International India vice president, advertising sales and networks, India and South Asia Monica Tata said, “There has been no looking back on local acquisitions since 2001, when Cartoon Network was the first kids’ channel to premiere Indian animation. Indian animations on the Network have been a hit with kids. In fact, the premiere of Krishna: The Birth, rated exceptionally well with a 1.2 TVR in the kids’ segment.”

Green Gold Animation managing director PMI Rajiv Chilakalapudi added, “Green Gold is dedicated to creating high quality original animation content for television and film. Our passion and commitment to Indian animation has yielded fruitful results with the success of Krishna: The Birth, our first part of the Krishna series. Over 100 professionals at Green Gold worked on the Krishna series. We are extremely happy that our creations are seen on the number one channel for kids Cartoon Network.”