Disney channel to premier Feluda- The Katmandu Caper on 1 January, 2011

MUMBAI: Disney Channel will premier Feluda- The Katmandu Caper on 1 January, 2011 at 9 am.

The title is the first ever animated TV movie based on the detective series – Feluda, by director, author Satyajit Ray. The story of The Kathmandu Caper beings as a series of mystery crop failures is devastating Nepal and threatens to spread to India. Feluda goes to Kathmandu accompanied by loyal followers Jatayu, Topshe and Bones the dog. Feluda battles his way deep into the mountains of Nepal in a memorable adventure with lots of drama and mystery, laced with subtle humor.

 Walt Disney Television International India associate director Programming Devika Prabhu said, “As a part of our ongoing commitment to showcase quintessential Indian stories, we are very excited to have Feluda usher in the New Year on Disney Channel, as an exclusive premiere on Jan 1st. It is an extremely popular detective series by a master storyteller, Satyajit Ray, whose appeal goes beyond time and age of the reader.”

DQE Group chairman & CEO Tapaas Chakravarti  said, “We are delighted that this New Year will begin with children watching ‘Feluda – The Kathmandu Caper’. This adaptation of Hon. Satyajit Ray’s Feluda stories is an animated adventure which is a fast paced mystery laced with subtle humor and will introduce a whole new genre of animation to Indian audiences.  The support from Disney Channel in bringing Satyajit Ray’s short stories to life will see these stories crossing boundaries with world-wide appeal.”

Satyajit Ray’s son Sandip Ray said, “I am happy that DQ Entertainment has taken the initiative to animate the stories based on the adventures of Feluda, the detective created by my father Satyajit Ray. Feluda along with his side-kick Topshe have entertained Indian audiences and readers for over three decades and I sincerely hope the animated versions will be equally popular with the children.”