Cartoon Network India And Pogo India Launches School Contact Programme 2018

Cartoon Network India And Pogo India Launches School Contact Programme 2018

Cartoon Network India Launches School Contact Programme For 2018

Turner India, the owner and operator of Cartoon Network and its sister channel – Pogo in India has launched its 13th annual School Contact Programme (SCP). Cartoon Network’s and Pogo’s SCP is one of India’s largest school outreach programmes. One million kids from around 1,100 schools will get to enjoy fun-filled activities with Cartoon Network’s SCP theme – “Masti ki Recess” and POGO’s theme – “Fun Bhi Fit Bhi”. The SCP will be held in schools located in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Surat. Both SCP themes will include interactive games, trivia, competitions and prizes.

With Cartoon Network’s ‘Masti ki Recess’ theme, schools will have an extra break filled with fun and interactive games with Cartoon Network’s characters and shows including Ben 10, Kris from Roll No.21, Oggy from Oggy and Cockroaches and We Bare Bears.

Pogo is having a health and fitness theme this year with “Fun Bhi Fit Bhi” featuring Pogo’s popular characters and shows including Chhota Bheem, Tik Tak Tail and Grizzy and the Lemmings and for the first time, kids will get to interact with their favourite cartoons in an audio-visual led activity.

While talking about this year’s School Contact Programme, Krishna Desai, executive director and network head-kids at Turner India said:

“We, at Turner India, are thrilled to kickstart the 13th year of our annual property, the School Contact Programme. With each year we have seen the programme attract more schools with tremendous participation from students across the country. In line with our fan-first strategy, we aim to connect with our little fans beyond the television world through new themes and more interactive elements for this edition. We are confident of providing them with a newer, more immersive experience and an opportunity to interact with their favorite toons.”

Pogo India Andy Pirki New Show Premieres 3rd December Official Press Release

Pogo India Andy Pirki New Show Premieres 3rd December Official Press Release

Pogo India Andy Pirki New Show Premieres 3rd December Official Press Release

Today (27/11/2017) via a press release, Turner Asia-Pacific has officially announced a brand new exclusive show coming to Pogo – “Andy Pirki”, the new show will premiere on Pogo in India on Snday 3rd December at 9.30am with new episodes airing every Sunday. Commissioned by Cartoon Network India’s sister channel – Pogo and produced by AUM Animation Studios based in Mangaluru, India, the show is about the unusual friendship between an intelligent pink dinosaur named Andy and a child-like and not-so bright caveman named Pirki who is separated from the rest of mankind. Andy is also the last of his species and with Pirki being alone too, they become the best of friends. The show is a non-dialogue slapstick comedy, as no dubbing is required, the show could be easily spread to other international markets.

Andy Pirki has won several FICCI Frames awards, the show has won awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017 for Best Nationally Produced Animated Episode category and also awards in 2015 and 2017 in the Best International Animated Episode category.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner’s Pogo Channel Launches New Silent Slapstick Comedy Series “Andy Pirki”: Follows The Daily Escapades Of Misfits, A Dinosaur Called Andy And Pirki The Caveman

Turner India has commissioned Andy Pirki, an animated series about Andy, a pink dinosaur, and his friend Pirki, a grown-up with a heart of a child. Produced by AUM Animation Studios, the weekly show debuts exclusively on Turner’s POGO channel on Sunday, December 3.

The non-dialogue slapstick celebrates an unusual friendship between the lead characters thrown into funny situations. Andy is an intelligent pink dino and the last of his species while the simple-minded Pirki is separated from the human world. Their unique circumstances led the duo to develop a special bond and become the best of friends.

Talking about the show, Krishna Desai, Executive Director & Network Head – Kids, South Asia, Turner India, said, “Kids love light-hearted humour more than ever before – and with Andy Pirki, we’ve developed a truly unique non-dialogue show using contemporary storytelling. This brand-new homegrown weekly, will air in primetime on POGO. We hope that our audiences will not only enjoy but also relate to Andy Pirki’s lovable characters and the hilarious situations in which they find themselves.’’

The show launch comes shortly after the debut of Tik Tak Tail in September on POGO. That series, from Mumbai-based Maya Digital Studios, follows a cute rabbit and a ferocious tiger who are constantly on the run.

Shreekaanth Dass, Managing Director, AUM Animation Studios, added, “The initial idea to produce Andy Pirki came to us in the inception year of AUM Animation Studios in 2009. Andy Pirki has already won multiple industry awards for best animation in India and international markets. We are excited to bring this fun-filled, action-packed entertainer series to the audience through POGO. The characters have a lovable persona of their own that promises to take them on a fantasy quest.”

Preview of Andy Pirki:

Awards Won By Andy Pirki

FICCI FRAMES ‘ BAF ‘ award 2015, 2016 & 2017 – Category: Best animated episode (National)
FICCI FRAMES ‘ BAF ‘ award 2015 & 2017 – Category: Best animated episode (International)
DIGICON6 India awards 2015 – Category: NextGen India

About POGO

Catering to a generation of kids who bounce higher, play smarter, think louder and dream bigger, POGO is Turner’s only-for-India kids’ entertainment network, launched in 2004. POGO is amongst India’s leading kids’ channels in India featuring both animated and live action content that spans multiple genres from comedy and art, to games and curiosity. Its website – – is a highly interactive kids’ portal with exciting features and content including games, applications, video-on-demand, message boards and mini-sites of popular POGO shows. The channel boasts popular shows like Chhota Bheem, Mighty Raju, Tom and Jerry, Mr. Bean and Tik Tak Tail. POGO is available nationwide in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Greenlights Monster Beach TV Series

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Greenlights Monster Beach TV Series

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Greenlights Monster Beach TV Series

Today (12/10/2017), Turner Asia-Pacific has greenlit an animated series based on the movie – Monster Beach which was originally commissioned for Halloween 2014 for Cartoon Network feeds in the Asia-Pacific region. The animated series will air on Turner’s international kids channels including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Pogo and Boing across EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Latin America and its home region – Asia-Pacific in 2019. Initially, a total of 52 episodes of a runtime of 11 minutes will be produced, the new show is currently in the pre-production stage, a pilot for a proposed TV series was greenlit in late 2015.

Monster Beach tells the story of an unusual tropical island inhabited by mostly friendly surfing monsters living alongside humans. Monster Beach is created by Patrick Crawley, Bruce Kane and Maurice Argiro at Australian studio – Bogan Entertainment Solutions Animation. The animated series will follow the adventures of Jan and Dean and their efforts to defeat the evil monster – Dr. Knutt and his Tiki henchmen.

The Monster Beach TV movie also won an ASTRA award in Australia for Best Children’s Programme in 2015 and also a Screen Music award for Best Music for Children’s TV. The new series follows another locally commissioned animated series from both Bogan and Turner Asia-Pacific – Exchange Student Zero which premiered in 2015 and like Monster Beach, it also originated as an animated TV movie. Both productions are an Asia-Pacific joint effort, with animation produced by Philippines-based studio – Top Draw Animation.

This is evidence of Turner International’s continuing commitment to animated programming produced outside the United States, this includes the short series – The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe which will premiere across EMEA next month, the highly successful The Amazing World of Gumball, Boomerang short series – The Happos Family, upcoming Boomerang series – Taffy and Pogo India’s Tik Tak Tail.