ACK Media has entered into a content partnership with Turner Broadcasting System from the Time Warner stables to produce two animated films and a series on Amar Chitra Katha stories. Turner has partnered with many animation companies in India and this tie up with a content owner such as ACK Media is an attempt to grow its collection of Indianised animations and cartoons, cashing in on their popularity. It's TV channel Cartoon Network already has programmes on Little Krishna and Chotta Bheem, while POGO launched Bal Ganesh. Turner has also broadcast Akbar Birbal, Tenali Ram and Vikram Betaal episodes and Kul Veera series in association with Graphiti Multimedia. (via MyNews) It also set up Snaptoons, a pan-Asian content development initiative to invite ideas from players in the animation industry. The films and series will be jointly developed by ACK's TV and film production division and Cartoon Network's animation team; the style of the comic book will be retained in the new format, as you can see from the screencap of the TV series here. Animated Serials The Amar Chitra Katha series, which will be 26 episodes of half an hour each, will premiere on Cartoon Network and POGO channels early in 2010 in India. It is not known which mythological characters will be in these series. From what we know, two mythological characters Rama and Hanuman are part of the series. Movies Two films will be developed by the team are on mythological characters: Tripura: The Three Cities of Maya…
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