Cartoon Network and Pogo line up local animation films


MUMBAI: Cartoon Network will air four Indian animation films namely Bal Ganesh, My Friend Ganesha, Bal Hanuman and Krishna Aayo Natkhat Nandlal this summer. With these films, the tally of Cartoon Network’s locally acquired animations has touched 19.

Additionally, POGO has also acquired it’s first Indian animation – Chhota Bheem. The series has been produced by Hyderabad based Green Gold Studios.

Gearing up for the summer, POGO will also air Hindi films like Krrish and Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire. The channel has also launched a live action comedy series about a fictional sports league – Thumb Wrestling Federation.

On the other hand, Cartoon Network has rolled new action-adventure shows – Naruto, Maskman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; plus the adorable pre-school series Land Before Time.

Naruto, Maskman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and new episodes of Ben 10.

Additionally, POGO will also air a special all English season of pre-school series – Galli Galli Sim Sim.

Turner International India & South Asia vice president, advertising sales and networks Monica Tata said, “Summer time is akin to festival time for Cartoon Network and POGO and we celebrate it with providing kids with intelligent and fascinating array of entertainment choices, keeping a keen eye on quality and relevance. As industry leaders, our networks significantly contributed over 60 per cent of the total genre growth during summer – highest viewing period for kids! Our unchallenged leadership position, dominance over the remote during summer and trendsetting programming reiterates that we enjoy a superior connect with our viewers across India.”

“With an eclectic mix of programming across all genres, Cartoon Network and POGO are all set to give kids and their parents an unforgettable family viewing experience this summer. The power-packed programming on both our networks is indicative of the fact that as the leading kids’ channels of India, we continue to provide wholesome, quality entertainment for discerning Indian audiences,” she added.