Turner Broadcasting and Sesame Workshop launch first-of-a-kind show in India
~ ‘Chamki ki Duniya’ airs on POGO at 8:30am ~
Turner Broadcasting and Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organisation, announce the launch of Chamki ki Duniya. The new preschool educational series airs on Turner’s kids’ channel POGO on weekdays at 8:30am.
Chamki ki Duniya is the second venture between Turner and Sesame Workshop. Previously, both companies had partnered to create five seasons of Galli Galli Sim Sim, the Indian adaptation of the popular American series, Sesame Street. Inspidea, an animation studio in Kuala Lumpur, has been commissioned for the animation of the series.
Commenting on the launch, Mark Eyers, Chief Content Officer – Kids Networks at Turner International Asia Pacific said, “Chamki ki Duniya is a unique show that not only will be the first completely animated series by Sesame Street, but will also encourage social and emotional development of children in a narrative that is fun and entertaining. Turner has always believed in setting benchmarks for creating innovative and engaging content. With the largest portfolio of local content in the kids’ genre, we strive to create content and characters that resonate with children.”
“It’s wonderful to work with Turner and Inspidea to bring the beloved Chamki Muppet to kids and families in this beautiful new animation,” said Sashwati Banerjee, Managing Director, Sesame Workshop in India. “Being smart means knowing so much more than letters and numbers. Chamki ki Duniya’s curriculum is designed to engage the whole child and seeks to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder.”
Andrew Ooi, Managing Director of Inspidea said, “We are delighted to have partnered with Turner and Sesame Workshop in producing this path breaking series that aims to subtly and humorously educate children. After detailed research and development with Turner and Sesame Street, we created a visual style for Chamki Ki Duniya which is charming yet playful that can resonate with Indian audiences and be culturally relevant.”