After the tiger for MAX, its 'Chhota Birbal' for 2NZ

MUMBAI: After the success of the tiger animation he did for the SET MAX for the ICC Champions Tournament, animator Kireet Khurana is ready with Chhota Birbal , an indigenously created and developed cartoon character.

2NZ ( Toons), Khurana's animation company is currently working on an animated television series based on Chhota Birbal's adventures, The Indian Express has reported.

Playing his cards rather tactfully, Khurana introduced a series of Chhota Birbal comics to familiarise the target audience with the character. However, overcome by the overwhelming response to the comic released every month; he is now set to launch its merchandise.

"City children read foreign comics and watch a lot of foreign cartoons. Through Chhota Birbal we want to make them appreciate our folk tales, our kind of humour and wisdom," 2NZ Toons, chief executive officer, Khurana has been quoted as saying in the report.

The Chhota Birbal series is about child Akbar who bored with his palace goes out with his loyal retainer . He then meets the smart and witty Chhota Birbal and his friends who live a life full of fun and adventure . Akbar immediately befriends Birbal , and together they embark into a series of adventures .

Kireet the son of acclaimed animator, Bhimsain, has won many national and international awards for his animation work. Apart from a lot of advertising work, he has also directed and animated films for Unicef and National Film Board of Canada.

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