New cartoon heroes are set to burst onto the screen this month as Cartoon Network showcases the super bright future of Indian animation with the premiere of its SNAPTOONS (Short New Asia Pacific Cartoons) minisodes.
Airing back to back minisodes on June 28, 2009 at 5:30 pm, in four languages (English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu) Cartoon Network will reveal the exciting new work from 3 top production houses as part of SNAPTOONS. The three minisodes - Kul-veera, Johnny goes to Bollywood, Sulochana- will infuse a new energy to the channel.
Monica Tata, Vice President and DGM-Entertainment Networks, South Asia, Turner International India Private Limited (TIIPL), said, “The SNAPTOONS premiere of three inspiring minisodes is a milestone in the Indian animation industry and a rewarding moment for the team at CN.”
Speaking to exchange4media, Tata shared, “These are original minisodes owned by Turner, and are currently being evaluated to decide their future. All three minisodes have a lot of potential and the intention is definitely to take them further.”
CN’s SNAPTOONS was designed as a catalyst for promoting and developing home grown animation. As part of this initiative, CN collaborated with the three production houses from start to finish.
Silas Hickey, Creative Director, Asia Pacific Animation Development, Turner Entertainment Networks Asia, Inc. (TENA), said,” It is fantastic to see our vision of developing the next generation of home grown cartoon heroes become a reality. Johnny bravo, sulochana and kul-veera are captivating stories with awesome characters that no doubt will leave our young viewers begging for more! SNAPTOONS is testament to this expertise and we’re looking forward to bringing to life even more sketches of India’s best and brightest in the near future.”