Toonz Media to recreate Chacha Chaudhary through an animated series

Created by the renowned Padma Shri cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma, the forever unforgettable Indian comic book character Chacha Chaudhary is going to be recreated into an animated series. Produced by Toonz Media Group in collaboration with Pran’s Features, the series will be in English with 26 episodes of 22 minutes each which will be broadcasted in national and international platforms. Toonz will also distribute it worldwide with Zamoza Brands on board to handle the licensing and merchandising rights. Chacha Chaudhary also known as ‘the Tintin of India’ is equally liked by both children and adults. The bestseller comic of Pran’s Features dates back to the 1960s and Toonz media is ready to take it to the next level through an animated series. Familiarising the present generation to such an incredible realistic character led to the decision of recreating the comic, said Toonz Media Group CEO P. Jayakumar. Pran’s all-time favourite comic book Chacha Choudhary is rooted in India and follows the wise man who solves problems with his exceptional intellect. He is accompanied by his friend ‘Sabu’ an inhabitant of the planet Jupiter. The combination of intellect and strength makes everything possible for both of them, just like it is said in the comic- “Chacha Chaudhary’s brain works faster than a computer and when Sabu gets angry a volcano erupts somewhere”. The other interesting characters include Bini- Chacha Chaudhary’s wife; Rocket-the dog; and Dag – Dag-an old truck. Pran Features CEO Nikhil Pran added on the recreation, “Our readers who have loved reading Chacha Chaudhary comics since 1960 will now be able to enjoy the animation series. Toonz Animation has taken it to the next level of entertainment for our younger audience who will enjoy the new adventures series of Chacha Chaudhary in animation. Zamoza with its expertise in Merchandising will bring out various products based on Chacha Chaudhary merchandise. Chacha Chaudhary a legendary Indian cartoon character will live the dreams of kids.
(L-R) P Jayakumar, Nikhil Pran and Rohit Sobti
Unlike present fictional superhero characters Chacha Chaudhary do not have a muscular physique with unrealistic extraordinary superpowers. Unforeseen humour in each episode made the comic favourite among all ages. “Chacha Choudhary is the first common man superhero and one of the most iconic brands of India. Every Indian young adult relates to Chacha Chaudhary. We have an opportunity to offer product and experiences to the super fans. We as a team are really excited about the possibilities with Chacha’s Licensing program for Youth and Kids,” Zamoza CEO Rohit Sobti noted.
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