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Ultra acquires 80 titles from Children’s Film Society for global distribution
MUMBAI: Ultra Media & Entertainment has acquired 80 children movie titles from the Children’s Film Society of India for global distribution.
Ultra will market and distribute the titles both in India and overseas across home video, direct-to-home, cable TV, broadband, terrestrial, digital, mobile and other emerging media platforms.
The company will also be dubbing and subtitling the films in local global languages wherever need be.
The library includes some famous and acclaimed films like, ‘The Goal’, ‘Karamati Coat’, ‘Chhota Sipahi’, ‘Bal Shivaji’, ‘Dhoomketu’, ‘Dak Ghar’, ‘Ek Tukra Chaand’, ‘Kabhi Paas Kabhi Fail’, ‘Lukka Chuppi’ and ‘Rikki Tikki Tavi’.
Ultra Media & Entertainment CEO Sushilkumar Agrawal said, “We are extremely delighted to distribute these interesting set of children films across various genres globally. A children film subject generally is just so universal in nature that it can be followed by audiences from all over the world very easily. The dubbing and subtitling of these films further will make it easier for them to connect and also relate with the Indian culture and ethos shown in these films. Globally, children films have always been an ignored genre.”
The company said that there is a huge set of audience, both children and elders, who have not seen these films either in theatrical or other platforms in India.
In the recent past, Ultra had produced ‘Jalpari – The Desert Mermaid’, which was screened in India and many International film festivals worldwide. It won three awards.
Ultra had also acquired and distributed the acclaimed film ‘I am Kalaam’, which was screened in over 60 International film festivals, winning 21 International and one national award.
Ultra has been acquiring many children centric feature films and animation series from overseas markets and dubbing them in various Indian languages for distribution in the Indian market.
The content library of Ultra also has a large number of children TV series like ‘Raja and Rancho’ and ‘Shaktiman’.
Ultra boasts of a library of over 1,500 titles comprising blockbuster Indian films, television serials and other content.