MUMBAI: Discovery Communications India’s kids entertainment channel Discovery Kids has acquired the rights of ZeeQ’s ‘Bandbudh Aur Budbak’. The show featuring 156 episodes went on-air from 12 February. ZeeQ was discontinued by ZEEL on 1 February 2017.
The show follows the fun school life adventures of two best friends, Badrinath and Buddhadeb who often land in trouble because of their antics but luck always seem to be on their side and they manage to escape scot-free.
Discovery had recently commissioned Reliance Animation to produce a new disruptive original Indian animation series ‘Little Singham’, inspired by ‘Singham’, India’s most successful supercop brand and one of the biggest Bollywood blockbusters of all time. Targeted at kids in the age-group 5-11 years old, ‘Little Singham’ will make its debut on TV in April 2018 on the completely revamped Discovery Kids channel. The digital rights of the show have been sold to Netflix.
Discovery Kids head Uttam Pal Singh said, “Everyone loves a naughty kid. Our endeavor is to become the home to naughtiest superheroes who will charm the kids across the country with their Supperr Heropanti! The launch of Bandbudh aur Budbak is a crucial first step in this direction. The introduction of Little Singham will complete the revamp of Discovery Kids later this year.”