One of the major highlights is the premiere of The
Adventures Of Chhota Birbal. Billed as 'the smartest kid from
a land of smart kids' the show will air every Saturday at 5:30 pm
from 4 October. Produced by Mumbai-based CB Media Ventures, an official
release informs that this marks the sixth locally produced acquisition
to debut on the channel.
Adventures of Chota Birbal on Cartoon Network
Network India's executive director strategic marketing Nikhil Mirchandani
said, "The compelling programming mix includes the best of Indian
and Internationally popular shows/characters like Men In Black,
Teletubbies, Stuart Little, Karate Kid, Spiderman.
They have been specially put together to ring in the festive season
and holidays. The Adventures Of Chhota Birbal is bound to appeal
to kids and parents, as the commonality in all episodes is the use
of knowledge, wisdom and wit by Chhota Birbal to solve problems. This
makes him a 'smart kid' icon."
Teletubbies on Tiny TV block
Men In Black also debuts on 4 October at 1:30 pm and airs
every Saturday. As with the Will Smith movie the show deals with
a secret government organisation that offers inter-galactic immigration
services. When aliens commit crimes it is up to the title characters
top maintain the peace. After that those interested in Latino heat
can tune into Mucha Lucha at 2 pm. The over the top comedy
explores the Latino culture. The main themes are family, honour
dashed with a healthy sprinkling of doughnuts. Three youngsters
live and study the Code of masked Wrestling.
As far as the Tiny TV block is concerned the channel will air a
special season to coincide with Diwali involving Teletubbies.
It will air from 20-24 October at 2 pm. The BBC Worldwide show sees
the title characters play in teletubbyland. Fans of the two Stuart
Little films are in for a feast in November. The channel will
start airing the animated series Stuart Little from 9 November
every Sunday at 2 pm. The show follows the brothers Stuart and George.
As with the film George plays big brother to the mouse Stuart. Though
he is a mouse Stuart never ceases to surprise with his never say
Enjoy the mouse antics of 'Stuart Little'
The grand finale for the year is Spiderman. This will launch
from 15 December. Neil Patrick Harris, Ian Ziering and singer Lisa
Loeb lend their voices to the new version of the classic animated
series. In India this used to air on Doordarshan. One can expect
advanced state of the art computer animation.
This year has seen so many releases on Cartoon Network that it
is sometimes difficult to keep track of all the titles. Some of
them were Sitting Ducks, Baby Looney Tunes, What's
New Scooby-Doo, The Adventures of Tenali Raman and Alibaba
& Forty Thieves.