The iconic Indian comic book Chacha Chaudhary, created by renowned Padma Shri cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma, will be recreated into an animated series. The series will be produced by Toonz Media Group in collaboration with Pran’s Features. Toonz will also be the worldwide distributors of Chacha Choudhary with Zamoza Brands on board to handle Licensing and Merchandizing rights. The series will be in English with 26 episodes of 22 minutes each which will be broadcast on national and international platforms.
Pran’s Chacha Choudhary is about a wise man who solves problems with his exceptional intelligence along with his friend Sabu, an inhabitant of the planet Jupiter. The combination of intellect and strength makes everything possible for Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu 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. Unlike present fictional superhero characters, Chacha Chaudhary does not have a muscular physique with unrealistic extra ordinary super powers.
“Familiarizing the present generation to such an incredibly realistic character led to the decision of recreating the comic,” said P Jayakumar, CEO of Toonz Media Group.
Nikhil Pran, CEO of Pran’s Features said, “Our readers who have loved reading Chacha Chaudhary comics since 1960 will now be able to enjoy the animation series. Chacha Chaudhary will live the dreams of kids.”