Toonz Media Group has joined with Padma Shri cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma’s Pran’s Features to recreate Indian comic book ‘Chacha Chaudhary’ in the form on an animated series.
Toonz will also be the worldwide distribution company of Chacha Choudhary series with ‘Zamoza Brands’ on board to handle licensing and merchandising rights. The series will be in English with 26 episodes of 22 minutes each, which will be broadcast in national and international platforms.
Nikhil Pran, CEO, Pran’s Features, said, “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.”
“Chacha Chaudhary, the Tintin of India is a name that is very synonym to our country and equally liked by both children and adults. The bestseller comic of Pran’s Features dates back to the 1960’s and Toonz media is ready to take it to the next level via an animated series. Familiarising the present generation to such an incredible realistic character led to the decision of recreating the comic,” said P Jayakumar, CEO, Toonz Media Group.