After the premiering of Big Animation’s Little Krishna on Viacom’s kids channel Nickelodeon, other TV majors are also
eyeing the local Indian animation content. In a latest development, the Turner owned Cartoon Network has now decided to give
more space to localized content.
To start with, Turner Entertainment Networks Asia Inc. (TENA) has tied up with Mumbai based Graphiti Multimedia for animated
short film, Kulveera. A Turner and Graphiti co-production, this short film will premiere on Cartoon Network on 14th
Silas Hickey, Creative Director, Asia Pacific Animation Development, TENA told Bollywood Hungama, “This premiere is a
part of the Turner’s Snaptoons initiative. There is more such content which will follow soon.”
Munjal Shroff, the COO & Director of Graphiti, said, “We have put in two years of efforts in conceptualizing and executing
Kulveera. It’s a 3D short film set in an exciting era and is visually stunning.” Shroff refused to divulge anything
further stating that he wants the ‘audience to sample the content first’.
Graphiti is a premiere animation studio and has produced shows like J bole toh Jadoo for Nick. The studio is currently
working on a slew of projects with different international partners in the kids entertainment space.
Kulveera will be aired on 14th June 2009 at 9.30am with a repeat telecast at 6pm. Turner’s other kids channel, Pogo,
is already airing Chhota Bheem, which is produced by Hyderabad-based Green Gold Animation.