New Show Andy Pirki To Premiere On Pogo India 3rd December
A brand new show is coming to Cartoon Network India’s sister channel – Pogo on Sunday 3rd December. The brand new show is called “Andy Pirki” and is about a dinosaur named Andy and a caveman named Pirki who are always having fun and getting themselves into crazy situations. The new show is produced by Mangaluru, India based Aum Animation Studio, a total of 78 episodes with a runtime of seven minutes each have been produced. The studio came up with the idea for the show in 2009, but as a small studio, they lacked experience and budget, eventually by 2013, the studio was producing an episode every two months.
The show grabbed the attention of Turner India who liked the show’s concept and wanted to air the show on their Pogo channel. The show also won two 2017 FICCI Frames awards in the “Best International Episodic Animation” and “Best Indian Episodic Animation” categories, beating Popular Indian animated shows such as Motu Patlu (Airs on Nickelodeon India) and Chota Bheem (airs on Pogo). The show was originally called “Andi Pirki”, which is a slang word in the Tulu language (a language spoken on India’s southwest coast) which means “Mad Cap”, Turner suggested that the name of the show should be changed and “Andy Pirki” became the final title for the show.
Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific’s Lamput Wins FICCI Frames 2017 Award
Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific’s animated short series – Lamput, has won the Best Case Study Award at FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) Frames 2017, the entertainment and media convention was held in Mumbai, India on 21st to 23rd March. The animated short series follows Lamput, a gooey orange nutcase that escaped from a secret laboratory. Two scientists, Fat Doc and Slim Doc try to capture Lamput, but for the scientists, catching Lamput is no easy job, he’s a master of disguise and shapeshifting. The animated short series received praise because of the show’s story writing and for its humour.
Lamput is created by Mumbai-based Vaibhav Studios and has been featured on-air, online and on-app since 2016 in Asia Pacific on Cartoon Network and POGO, and worldwide on Boomerang, the animated shorts were also uploaded on other localised Cartoon Network YouTube channels, including Spain, Portugal and Turkey. Vaibhav Kumaresh (Creator of Lamput and Director) and Anand Babu (Pre-Production Artist) from Vaibhav Studios will also be guest speaking at the Cartoon Network Imagination Studios event in Singapore on 21st April.
Previously, Cartoon Network also won Best Animated Film for its Roll No.21: Kris in Bollywood at FICCI Frames 2016 and also Best Animated Film for Roll No.21: Ticket to Australia the year before.
Lamput was greenlit by Turner Asia-Pacific’s virtual studio, a network of artists, animators, writers and studios across Asia and Oceania.
From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner’s Short Series “Lamput” Wins Big At FICCI: The prestigious critics’ choice award selected the short as the best case study in the Animated Frames category
Turner has won critical acclaim for Lamput at FICCI Frames 2017 as the Best Case Study in the Animated Frames category.
The original series, which features a gooey orange nutcase that outwits a pair of hapless doctors, has received praise for its ability to tell multiple stories and inspire laughter.
Lamput is created by Mumbai-based Vaibhav Studios and has been on-air, online and on-app since 2016 in Asia Pacific on Cartoon Network and POGO, and worldwide on Boomerang, Turner’s second flagship kids channel.
Mark Eyers, Chief Content Officer for Turner’s Kids Networks in Asia Pacific, commented:
“We couldn’t be happier for this little orange character who has truly sparked to life over the last year to delight kids everywhere. This award demonstrates the depth of talent in India and how a simple idea can be transformed into something shown on screens around the world.”
This is three years in a row that Turner original content has been shortlisted at FICCI Frames. Cartoon Network won Best Animated Film for Roll No. 21 – Kris in Bollywood in 2016 and Best Animated Film for Roll No. 21 – Ticket to Australia the year before.
Lamput was greenlit by Turner Asia Pacific’s virtual studio as part of Cartoon Network’s shorts programme, which connects artists, animators, writers and studios from around the region.
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