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Iconic Chacha Chaudhary to make debut on OTT platform

Our Bureau Kochi | Updated on June 11, 2020 Published on June 11, 2020

Sabu and Chacha Chaudhary   -  BUSINESS LINE

Toonz signs deal with Disney Hotstar VIP for the second season of the series

Toonz Media Group has signed an exclusive deal for Chacha Chaudhary series with Disney+ Hotstar VIP, introducing the most iconic Indian cartoon hero and brand on the OTT platform for the first time.

Meanwhile, the second season of the series will also be aired on the Disney Kids Channels in India, following the exceptional reception from children across the country for season 1. The production has begun for brand new episodes of the show, which will include 52 episodes of 11 minutes and will be aired across Disney Kids Channels network in India, besides the Disney+ Hotstar VIP platform.

“We are really excited about Chacha Chaudhary boarding the OTT platform for the first time which will give an opportunity for the complete family to relive, entertain, and engage with Chacha & Sabu. And to have Disney+ Hotstar VIP as our OTT partner for the series is like the icing on the cake. Toonz’s relationship with Disney goes back many years, and this partnership has reinforced it further,” said P Jayakumar, CEO of Toonz Media Group.

Chacha Chaudhary has been an integral part of India’s pop culture since it was first created by legendary cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma in 1971. The adaptation of the comic book into an animated series was championed by Toonz, with the vision to develop Chacha as the number one animation IP from India. Season 1 of the series was launched on Disney in June 2019 following an exclusive TV deal with Toonz.

Besides its success on the small screen, Chacha Chaudhary has today has grown into a 360-degree brand with more than 500 titles published, 250,000 books sold to date, comics published in 5 languages, massive exposure through 35 newspapers in 10 languages and free E-comics on Google’s free wi-fi in 100 railway stations in 18 languages.

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Published on June 11, 2020
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