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Last Updated 18.08.2019 | 8:34 PM IST



Turner partners with ACK Media for Amar Chitra Katha movies & series

Amar Chitra Katha comics, entertainer of generations and one of the greatest sources of Indian fables, epics and mythology, will soon come alive on the big screen and the silver screen.

ACK Media and Turner International have signed a deal to jointly produce two animated films and 26 half-hour episodes based on the legendary Amar Chitra Katha stories.

The TV series and films will be produced in the inimitable ACK art-style reinvented for the world of 2D animation. The films are being developed under the tutelage of Cartoon Network animation experts.

Announcing the acquisition, Monica Tata, Vice President and Deputy General Manager-Entertainment Networks, South Asia, Turner International, said, “As a great believer in the Indian storytelling heritage, Turner has successively contributed to keeping India’s treasure trove of stories alive with animation through its leading kids’ channels,Cartoon Network and POGO. We are ecstatic to provide a platform to recreate the magic of the legendary Amar Chitra Katha stories in an animated format.”

Speaking on the partnership, Samir Patil, CEO, ACK Media, said, “We have worked with them for almost a year to create a global animation pipeline that is economically attractive for producing content for the Indian market, so we see this deal not just as a broadcast relationship but also as the basis of a long-term partnership between ACK TV and Turner International.”

The Amar Chitra Katha series will premiere on Cartoon Network and POGO in early 2010 in India. The episodes are based on some of the best-loved Amar Chitra Katha titles. The animated stories are designed for family viewing – enjoyable for both children and grown-ups. The first film – Tripura: The Three Cities of Maya, will be released in summer 2010 and the second film- Sons of Rama will be released around Diwali.

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