In the month of June last year, Graphic India and Disney Channel India announced the production of the superhero animated series “Astra Force.” with legendary icon, Amitabh Bachchan. Earlier it was slated to go on-air on Disney Channel in 2017, but now, it is set to air in the month of November. Graphic India and Disney Channel India will reveal the first look of the series on the occasion of Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday – 11 October as a special surprise for the millions of fans around the world.
A funny and fast-paced, action-adventure series, filled with laughs and thrills, Astra Force tells the story of a mythical hero from a distant world, who was stranded on Earth millions of years ago after an epic space battle.
When eight-year old brother and sister twins accidentally awaken the mythical superhero from his long hibernation, they must teach him about our modern world and join Astra to save the universe from a new wave of giant monsters and intergalactic threats.
“At Disney, we believe in showcasing great stories with compelling characters that are loved by our audiences. It is imperative to get the local texture right for any story to resonate and emotionally connect with the viewers. With Mr. Bachchan associating with Graphic India and Disney Channel India on Astra Force, we will be bringing an interesting facet to storytelling in the local animation space,” said Disney India, MD, Siddharth Roy Kapur.
“The opportunity to collaborate with Mr. Bachchan on Astra Force is made that much stronger by partnering with Disney, a company whose creativity and storytelling I have admired all my life,” added Graphic India, co-founder and CEO, Sharad Devarajan.
Disney Channel India has been entertaining kids and families through a range of locally relevant stories spread across high-quality animation series and “Astra Force” will be the perfect complement to the line-up of existing shows.
Devarajan is the producer on “Astra Force” along with Jeevan J. Kang, SVP Creative at Graphic India, who is overseeing visual development, character design and art for the project. Graphic’s previous animated superhero, Chakra The Invincible, was created with Stan Lee (co-creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man) and received over 30 million views globally on Rovio’s ToonsTV platform available through the Angry Birds app.