Toonz plans animated series on 'Hanuman'

MUMBAI: After animation major Pentamedia Graphics' Pandavas from the great Indian epic Mahabharat (shown on Cartoon Network), it is the turn of the Thiruvananthapurum-based Toonz Animation. This time it is a character from the other great Indian epic Ramayan that forms the subject line. Toonz is planning an animated series on the feats of mighty Indian demigod Hanuman.

"Hanuman is a fantasitc character. Children in the West as well as India will enjoy it," Bill Dennis, CEO and President, Toonz Animation India was quoted by the Press Trust of India as saying.

For Toonz, Hanuman is the second major India-based animated series after Adventures of Tenali Raman.

Tenali Raman, has a comic series based on this popular Telugu character hitting the stands ahead of the multi-lingual TV series.

The character of Hanuman is an interesting one that the West will take to - "a little bit monkey, a little bit Tarzan," according to Dennis.

Toonz says the series would focus on some episodes in Hanuman's life that can be enjoyed by children the world over.

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