Pogo bats big on ‘Desi Toons’, to premiere new series

MUMBAI: After the success of its first Indian animation series Chhota Bheem, Turner’s kids’ entertainment channel Pogo is gearing up for a new adventure series about mismatched twins - Kumbh Karan.

Premiering on 6 June at 10 am, Kumbh Karan is the brainchild of Turner’s original production team, while animation is produced by Mumbai-based Cornershop.

"Turner has been leading the industry in the creation and development of original animation by nurturing Indian intellectual property, partnering with up-and-coming studios to create hits such as Chhota Bheem and working with production houses regionally to create contemporary animation legends akin to Tom & Jerry. As a natural progression, and as part of our ‘Desi Toons‘ roll out, we are delighted to premiere Kumbh Karan on POGO," said Turner International India director programming, South Asia Krishna Desai.

Kumbh Karan features the escapades of identical twins Kumbh and Karan, who despite being identical are in fact the exact opposite of each other. Kumbh, named after the demonic giant from Ramayan loves to sleep and eat! Karan shares Kumbh’s eyes and big ears and the similarity ends there! He is named after the skilled warrior Karana from Mahabharata. The two live in a fictional town called Ajab Gajabpur and are the darlings of the village.  
The channel has also acquired rights of animation movie Krish, Trish & Baltiboy from the Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI). Produced by Graphiti Multimedia Krish, Trish & Baltiboy weaves together a array of stories based on authentic Indian folklore.

It will be simulcast on Pogo and Cartoon network on June 6 at 11 am.

Desai added, "Krish, Trish & Baltiboy is a treasure trove of stories steeped in Indian folklore and conveyed in a completely fresh storytelling style. It provides a great opportunity for both kids and parents to enjoy quality content together and augments Turner’s rich, Indian animation library to 40 local titles."

Added CFSI chairperson Nandita Das, "Providing quality, entertaining and age-appropriate content for kids is our mission and thus, we are delighted that our latest film Krish, Trish & Baltiboy will premiere on Turner‘s kids‘ channels Cartoon Network and POGO."

Krish, Trish & Baltiboy is tale of a monkey, cat and donkey, three minstrels/Sutradhars who take viewers on a journey to the land of Indian folk tales and music - Rajasthan, Kerala and Punjab. Each episode is in a distinct folk style, with a flavour of the local language.

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