Pogo India Andy Pirki New Show Premieres 3rd December Official Press Release

Pogo India Andy Pirki New Show Premieres 3rd December Official Press Release

Pogo India Andy Pirki New Show Premieres 3rd December Official Press Release

Today (27/11/2017) via a press release, Turner Asia-Pacific has officially announced a brand new exclusive show coming to Pogo – “Andy Pirki”, the new show will premiere on Pogo in India on Snday 3rd December at 9.30am with new episodes airing every Sunday. Commissioned by Cartoon Network India’s sister channel – Pogo and produced by AUM Animation Studios based in Mangaluru, India, the show is about the unusual friendship between an intelligent pink dinosaur named Andy and a child-like and not-so bright caveman named Pirki who is separated from the rest of mankind. Andy is also the last of his species and with Pirki being alone too, they become the best of friends. The show is a non-dialogue slapstick comedy, as no dubbing is required, the show could be easily spread to other international markets.

Andy Pirki has won several FICCI Frames awards, the show has won awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017 for Best Nationally Produced Animated Episode category and also awards in 2015 and 2017 in the Best International Animated Episode category.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner’s Pogo Channel Launches New Silent Slapstick Comedy Series “Andy Pirki”: Follows The Daily Escapades Of Misfits, A Dinosaur Called Andy And Pirki The Caveman

Turner India has commissioned Andy Pirki, an animated series about Andy, a pink dinosaur, and his friend Pirki, a grown-up with a heart of a child. Produced by AUM Animation Studios, the weekly show debuts exclusively on Turner’s POGO channel on Sunday, December 3.

The non-dialogue slapstick celebrates an unusual friendship between the lead characters thrown into funny situations. Andy is an intelligent pink dino and the last of his species while the simple-minded Pirki is separated from the human world. Their unique circumstances led the duo to develop a special bond and become the best of friends.

Talking about the show, Krishna Desai, Executive Director & Network Head – Kids, South Asia, Turner India, said, “Kids love light-hearted humour more than ever before – and with Andy Pirki, we’ve developed a truly unique non-dialogue show using contemporary storytelling. This brand-new homegrown weekly, will air in primetime on POGO. We hope that our audiences will not only enjoy but also relate to Andy Pirki’s lovable characters and the hilarious situations in which they find themselves.’’

The show launch comes shortly after the debut of Tik Tak Tail in September on POGO. That series, from Mumbai-based Maya Digital Studios, follows a cute rabbit and a ferocious tiger who are constantly on the run.

Shreekaanth Dass, Managing Director, AUM Animation Studios, added, “The initial idea to produce Andy Pirki came to us in the inception year of AUM Animation Studios in 2009. Andy Pirki has already won multiple industry awards for best animation in India and international markets. We are excited to bring this fun-filled, action-packed entertainer series to the audience through POGO. The characters have a lovable persona of their own that promises to take them on a fantasy quest.”

Preview of Andy Pirki:

Awards Won By Andy Pirki

FICCI FRAMES ‘ BAF ‘ award 2015, 2016 & 2017 – Category: Best animated episode (National)
FICCI FRAMES ‘ BAF ‘ award 2015 & 2017 – Category: Best animated episode (International)
DIGICON6 India awards 2015 – Category: NextGen India

About POGO

Catering to a generation of kids who bounce higher, play smarter, think louder and dream bigger, POGO is Turner’s only-for-India kids’ entertainment network, launched in 2004. POGO is amongst India’s leading kids’ channels in India featuring both animated and live action content that spans multiple genres from comedy and art, to games and curiosity. Its website – www.pogo.tv – is a highly interactive kids’ portal with exciting features and content including games, applications, video-on-demand, message boards and mini-sites of popular POGO shows. The channel boasts popular shows like Chhota Bheem, Mighty Raju, Tom and Jerry, Mr. Bean and Tik Tak Tail. POGO is available nationwide in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

http://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner%E2%80%99s-pogo-channel-launches-new-slapstick-comedy-series-%E2%80%98andy-pirki%E2%80%99

New Show Andy Pirki To Premiere On Pogo India 3rd December

New Show Andy Pirki To Premiere On Pogo India 3rd December

New Show Andy Pirki To Premiere On Pogo India 3rd December

A brand new show is coming to Cartoon Network India’s sister channel – Pogo on Sunday 3rd December. The brand new show is called “Andy Pirki” and is about a dinosaur named Andy and a caveman named Pirki who are always having fun and getting themselves into crazy situations. The new show is produced by Mangaluru, India based Aum Animation Studio, a total of 78 episodes with a runtime of seven minutes each have been produced. The studio came up with the idea for the show in 2009, but as a small studio, they lacked experience and budget, eventually by 2013, the studio was producing an episode every two months.

The show grabbed the attention of Turner India who liked the show’s concept and wanted to air the show on their Pogo channel. The show also won two 2017 FICCI Frames awards in the “Best International Episodic Animation” and “Best Indian Episodic Animation” categories, beating Popular Indian animated shows such as Motu Patlu (Airs on Nickelodeon India) and Chota Bheem (airs on Pogo). The show was originally called “Andi Pirki”, which is a slang word in the Tulu language (a language spoken on India’s southwest coast) which means “Mad Cap”, Turner suggested that the name of the show should be changed and “Andy Pirki” became the final title for the show.

http://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay.aspx?newsID=481596

http://www.animationmagazine.net/events/ficcis-baf-awards-2017-winners-revealed/

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Cartoon Network India And Amazon Prime Video Announces VOD Content Distribution Deal

Cartoon Network India And Amazon Prime Video Announces VOD Content Distribution Deal

Cartoon Network India And Amazon Prime Video Announces VOD Content Distribution Deal

Turner International India and Amazon Prime Video in India have signed a content distribution deal to add a selection of classic Cartoon Network shows onto the subscription video-on-demand service. Cartoon Network shows that will be added to the service include, Ben 10 (Original series), Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Ben 10 Omniverse, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Johnny Bravo, The Powerpuff Girls (Original series), Dexter’s Laboratory, and two shows specifically produced for Indian audiences – Kumbh Karan and Roll No. 21. The shows will be added to the Kids and Family TV section of Amazon Prime Video’s service.

In a joint statement by Amazon India and Cartoon Network India, both said:

“Kids today are consuming and engaging with their favourite content across diverse screens such as computers and mobile screens. This is increasing with the emergence of new OTT platforms and the rise in use of apps for games as an entertainment and learning activity.”

http://gadgets.ndtv.com/entertainment/news/amazon-prime-video-partners-turner-india-to-stream-cartoon-network-shows-1743459

http://tbivision.com/news/2017/08/turner-india-amazon-reach-kids-licensing-deal/787822/

http://www.indiantelevision.com/iworld/video-on-demand/cartoon-networks-with-amazon-prime-video-170829

In addition to the classic cartoon distribution deal with Amazon Prime Video and the recent revamp of Toonami India as a classic animation channel, Cartoon Network Enterprises in India has released a retro collection which includes a series of branded merchandise such as T-shirts, shoes, mugs, bags, badges, posters, flip-flops, mobile covers and much more. The new merchandise range features character designs from The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo and Dexter’s Laboratory.

In regards to new merchandise range, Anand Singh, the Senior Director of Cartoon Network Enterprises India made this statement:

“We are delighted to bring to our fans the nostalgic era of cartoons, with some cool and exclusive Cartoon Network Retro merchandise. These cartoon characters make for great family co-viewing experience and have transcended several generations. Their timelessness is what translates into great demand for them even now. We are sure that not only will the 90’s kids love this collection, but also that the new generation would be excited to own contemporary merchandise that reflects sophisticated storytelling in animation. We’re thrilled to bring the Cartoon Network Retro collection for the Indian fans.”

http://www.exchange4media.com/industrybriefing/cartoon-network-enterprises-launches-cartoon-network-retro-collection_70302.html