Cartoon Network brings Pokémon latest season and Kid Krrish movie sequel this monsoon

Cartoon Network brings Pokémon latest season and Kid Krrish movie sequel this monsoon

 

New shows and movies and mega contests rain down on kids 

 

Mumbai, 30 June 2014: This monsoon, India’s leading kid’s channel, Cartoon Network, has pulled out all the stops to give children an unlimited dose of entertainment! The channel will air back-to-back movies with blockbuster premieres, new shows, revive popular classics and shower children with prizes throughout the season.

 

The bonanza begins with the premiere of one of the most popular and revered anime series. Cartoon Network brings back the Pokémon series with the latest season Pokémon Black & Whiteevery Monday to Friday at 12:30pm and 8pm. Pokémon Trainer Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu set out to enter the Unova League, encountering new and mysterious Pokémon and battling rivals and Gym Leaders.

 

From the multimillion dollar franchise of How to Train your Dragon, Cartoon Network and Dreamworks bring back the second season in the Dragon series called Dragons: Defenders of Berk starting 13 July every Sunday at 4:30pm. With old foes, new enemies and a new fearsome dragon threatening to destroy Berk, it is upto Hiccup and his fellow dragon riders to save the day!

 

On the original productions front, Cartoon Network will be airing a brand new series called Kumbh Karan starting 13 July every Sunday at 11:00 am. The series follows the crazy and hilarious adventures of twin brothers – Kumbh, the perennially sleepy and hungry brother and Karan, the agile, better-looking version of his twin.  Additionally, award-winning franchise Adventure Time returns with new episodes starting 14 July every Monday-Friday at 4:30pm.

For movie buffs and Krrish fans, Cartoon Network, Film Kraft and Toonz Animation are ready to launch the second movie in the Kid Krrish franchise. Kid Krrish: Mission Bhutan premiering on 19 July at 12pm will see the superhero and his friends travel to Bhutan to save a Rudraksh that possesses ultimate alien technology from the evil Dr. Para. That’s not all! By participating in the Kid Krrish: Mission Bhutan contest on 19 July, 12pm onwards, kids stand a chance to win prizes like Skateboards, Trampolines etc.

 

Another movie that is sure to enthrall kids is The Adventures of Sindbad that will premiere on 20 July at 12pm. The movie follows the mystical adventures of a boy named Sindbad and his grandfather as they attempt to discover a hidden treasure and defeat the evil sorcerer who has imprisoned the king of Bagdad.

 

Last but not the least, Oggy and The Cockcroaches Season 4 returns every Monday to Friday at 5:30pm with a unique contest called When Oggy Met Olivia that gives kids a chance to win prizes like Cameras, PSPs, Digital Photo frames, etc.

 

Speaking about the programming and marketing line-up, Krishna Desai, Executive Director & Network Head – Kids, South Asia, Turner International India Pvt. Ltd said, “With Cartoon Network at the helm of the genre, our aim is to continue to entertain and captivate children. This exciting and diverse line-up is the result of acclaimed original productions, popular acquisitions and to stellar partnerships. We are thrilled to bring back Pokémon, Kid Krrish and Dragons franchises and hope that kids will thoroughly enjoy them.”

 

 

ABOUT CARTOON NETWORK INDIA

Launched in India in 1995, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS) Cartoon Network is the leading kids’ entertainment channel in India. Drawing from the world’s largest cartoon library of Warner Bros., MGM and Hanna-Barbera titles, the Network also showcases original series including the Ben 10 franchise, Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball. Cartoon Network is currently available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages. Recognized as the resident kids’ expert with a 360-degree presence through successful on-air and online presence, ground-events, promotional licensing, product licensing, publishing and DVDs.

www.cartoonnetworkindia.com is India’s leading destination for kids’ online entertainment attracting close to 5.6 million page views. Kids can find the largest selection of cartoon character based games, video on demand, and a community site featuring personalized avatars and message boards. (*Source: Omniture Site Catalyst, October 2013).

 

ABOUT TURNER INTERNATIONAL INDIA PVT. LTD.

A division of Time Warner, Turner International India Pvt. Ltd. is the arm of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. that creates and manages the sales, distribution, marketing of Turner’s news and entertainment brands in India and South Asia region including CNN International, Cartoon Network, POGO and WB. The company also manages advertising sales and distribution for HBO and distribution for HBO Defined and HBO Hits in India.

 

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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