Cartoon Network brings a special treat to viewers in Tamil Nadu, with the premiere of top rating local acquisitions – The Legend of Buddha and Pandavas: The Five Warriors in Tamil on 5th November and 19th November respectively at 11 a.m. Both these feature length animations have been produced by Chennai-based Pentamedia Graphics Limited.
Monica Tata, Vice President, Advertising Sales and Networks, India & South Asia for Turner International India, said, “Indian animation which has aired on Cartoon Network, has always been a huge success and we are extremely happy to introduce two of the most well-known features, specially dubbed in Tamil, for our audience in the state. Tamil language is a natural extension of Cartoon Network’s overall localisation strategy for India.”
Further, from now on popular series such as Baby Looney Tunes, Robotboy, Franklin, Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs, Dragon Tales, Bob the Builder – Project Build It, Krypto The Super Dog, Richie Rich, the all new Popeye show, Popular action franchise block, Toonami’s, Gransazers and Transformers Cybertron, Dexter’s Laboratory and many more will be also be aired in Tamil on Cartoon Network.
The classic 2D animation feature titled ‘The Legend of Buddha’, is an inspirational story that details the journey of Prince Siddhartha of the Kingdom of Kapilavastu, who is prophesied to abandon his opulent life for one of asceticism and spirituality. Despite every measure taken to ensure that the Prince leads a protected life of luxury and comfort, he witnesses the effects of old age, sickness and death during a tour of his city. These experiences prod him to pursue the true meaning and purpose of life. Unable to live a life of illusion, Siddhartha leaves his palatial comforts to embark on an arduous journey of self-realization. ‘The Legend of Buddha’ captures, in its engaging storyline and enchanting animation, the milestones that mark the path of Prince Siddhartha to Nirvana and becoming ‘The Enlightened One’.
Pandavas – The Five Warriors is an adaptation of one of India’s greatest epic, the “Mahabharata”. With its exotic backgrounds, intricate sets and action filled battle scenes, the film is broad in scope and grand in conception. Winner of the National Award for Best English Feature Film 2000 and the Second Best Animation Feature Film at the Vancouver Effects and Animation festival, 2001, Pandavas promises to be the perfect entertainer for kids and their families.