Cartoon Network aiming to cement leadership position in India with Jackie Chan

Cartoon Network is all set to deliver a high flying kick to the toon scene in India by premiering Jackie Chan Adventures.

The star of films such as Rush Hour has been for many years an icon among Indian youth who salivate not just on Bollywood but also on the leap frog excitement of martial arts. By showcasing his antics in animated form the channel is hoping cement its leadership position for children.

From 5 June the show will air Wednesday to Friday at 5:30 pm, Thursday to Saturday at 9 am and Friday at 10:30 pm.

In each episode of Jackie and his 11-year old niece Jade travel the globe hoping to locate a dozen magical talismans before the sinister Dark Hand gets his hand on them. Helping Jackie and Jade is Uncle, an antiquities expert and imperfect wizard.

Jackie Chan will be featured in live-action segments within the main title and body of the series, as well as voice key elements of the show.

The channel will also be premiering three shows with a western feel. On 3 and 4 June respectively, two animation shows X-Men: Evolution and Justice League - will commence.

X-Men: Evolution is based on the Marvel comic book series. It is counting on the success of the film, which starred Hugh Jackman as Wolverine released a couple of years ago to build the brand on the telly. The film will be shown on Star Movies later in the year.

The show will every Monday at 5:30 pm with repeats on Tuesdays at 9 am and Sunday at 7 pm.

Justice League, which starts on 4 June, will air every Tuesday at 5:30 pm with repeats every Wednesday at 9 am and Sunday at 7:30 pm.

As the name suggests, the show deals with a superhero team including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter who join forces.

Cartoon Network will also launch the daily The All New Popeye Show from 3 June at 6 pm. The new series follows the antics and adventures of Popeye, the spinach-powered sailor and his troop of offbeat friends.

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