Toonami India To Close On 15th May

Toonami India To Close On 15th May

Toonami India To Close On 15th May

Turner India has announced that Cartoon Network India’s sister channel – Toonami will cease broadcasting on Tuesday 15th May. At launch, the channel mostly focused on action animation with shows such as Batman, Superman, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Justice League, Inazuma Eleven Go and Dragon Ball Z, but in 2017, the channel was re-purposed as an classic animation channel, mostly airing shows from Cartoon Network’s and Hanna-Barbera’s library, however, the channel still airs the action-anime series Dragon Ball Super.

Turner India just soft-launched launched a new version of Cartoon Network called Cartoon Network HD+ last Sunday (15th April) which is being rolled out on other operators, it’s likely that the new channel will be Toonami India’s eventual replacement. The other Toonami channel in the Asia-Pacific region – Toonami Asia just recently closed at the end of March.

More Information About Cartoon Network India HD+

Cartoon Network HD+ Logo

More Information About Cartoon Network India HD+

Two days ago on Sunday 15th April, Turner India launched another version of Cartoon Network for the Indian market called Cartoon Network HD+, which features original programming from Cartoon Network such as Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, We Bare Bears and many other exclusive shows coming soon. As the name of the channel suggests, it’s in high definition and offers an alternative schedule to the main and widely distributed Cartoon Network India TV channel.

It has been revealed that Cartoon Network HD+ has Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu soundtracks, which is the same as the main Cartoon Network India channel. At launch the channel is only available on pay-TV providers Sun Direct and GTPL, but Turner India is currently working on a phased rollout of the channel on other operators over the next few weeks.

Special thanks to The Daily Nick for the information:

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 – – 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.