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Walt Disney gets rights to air Hanuman

Disney Channel has acquired the rights from Sahara One to broadcast the animation blockbuster as a mini-series.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2006 18:15 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Walt Disney Company (India) has acquired the rights from

Sahara One Motion Pictures

for India's biggest animation blockbuster -


- to be aired on its TV channel in eight episodes.

"Showcasing great local content is an important pillar of our localisation strategy. Hanuman boasts of a truly superlative story with splendid animation featuring an Indian superhero from mythological tales that every Indian kid has been brought up on," said Nachiket Pantvaidya, director, programming and production, Walt Disney Television International, India.

"The title showcases values like friendship, family, fun and righteousness, demonstrating a perfect match with Disney brand values. We are extremely excited to bring Hanuman as a mini-series for the first time ever on Indian television screens exclusively for Disney channel viewers," he said.

"The title is an inspirational yet action-packed treat that contemporary Indian kids can enjoy with their parents. Showcasing the title as episodes on Disney Channel will propel our strong local content offerings to the next level," the release quoting Pantvaidya said.

First Published: Mar 09, 2006 09:00 IST