After the successful premiere of Krishna: the Birth, on the occasion of Janamashtami, Cartoon Network will celebrate Republic Day with the premiere of 'Krishna: Makhan Chor' on Friday, January 26, 2007 at 12 noon and 7:30 pm.
Produced by Hyderabad-based, Green Gold Animation Studio, the 1 hour 17 minutes long, 2-D animation movie, 'Krishna: Makhan Chor' showcases the mischievous nature of Lord Krishna as a child.
"There has been no looking back on local acquisitions since 2001, when Cartoon Network was the first kids' channel to premiere Indian animation. Indian animations on the Network have been a hit with kids. In fact, the premiere of Krishna: the Birth, rated exceptionally well with a 1.2 TVR in the kids' segment and its telecast positioned Cartoon Network not only as a leader in the kids' segment", said Monica Tata, Vice President, Turner International India Pvt. Ltd.
Airing as a Republic Day Special on January 26 at 12 noon and 7:30p.m., 'Krishna: Makhan Chor' regales viewers with the playful nature of Lord Krishna. The story is set against the backdrop of his growing years under the love and care of his foster parents, Nandlal and Yashoda, to become the popular, mischievous but lovable "KANHA" of Gokul.
His carefree nature, pulling pranks on the innocent Gopis, his stealing of butter and his frolic with elder brother Balaram and friends form part of the series.
This part also includes Krishna's tryst with various demons, which have been sent by his uncle, Kansa.