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Cartoon Network to launch 'The Justirisers'; gets Shankar Mahadevan to sing title track

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MUMBAI: Cartoon Network is geared to launch an action series titled The Justirisers on the action block Toonami on 7 March and what's more, the network has roped in singer and composer, Shankar Mahadevan to sing the title track.

The show will air from Monday to Saturday from 6 pm - 6.30 pm on the Toonami block in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Shankar has been accompanied by a mix of talent including -Sa Re Ga Ma Pa winner and finalist Amitabh Bhattacharya and Abbhijit Ghoshaal, noted composer Vidyut Goswami, Telugu lyricist B Easwar Rao and Tamil lyricist T.A.Kumar has composed and sung the title track of The Justirisers in three languages - Hindi, Telugu and Tamil, informs an official release.

Turner International India vice president, advertising sales and networks, India and South Asia Monica Tata said, "Cartoon Network constantly looks at trends across age and peer groups in various regions, with an aim to provide the 'best in class' programming for kids across India. We are very pleased that a renowned artist such as Shankar Mahadevan has sung the title tracks of our new show, The Justirisers.

"This is the first time that he has sung for a kids' network and we are proud that he partnered with the number one channel for kids in India, Cartoon Network. We are confident that kids will love this exciting action show along with its title tracks created especially for India."

Mahadevan said," Since this is my first foray in the kids' territory, what could be a better choice than to be associated with the segment leader, Cartoon Network to reach young hearts and the young at heart. I am thrilled about the tracks for The Justirisers and am really looking forward to kids' responses from across the country."

The Justirisers is the story of three youngsters with very different goals in life, uniting for a common cause - to fight evil. Ancient years ago, a dark atmosphere attracts the extraterrestrial civilization in the extragalactic, Hadesu. The sole defender of Hadesu, Norun Riser, wins the war but loses his life and all that remains of him is a mysterious crystal. In the Modern world, the light from the crystal shines on three young adults - Joe (Riser Glen), Ryan (Riser Gant) and Kageri (Riser Kageri). The numinous light empowers them to call the ultimate defender, Justirisers!

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