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CN unveils content line-up for July, to air the latest season of ‘Pokémon’

MUMBAI: With Cartoon Network having acquired rights to the latest season of anime classic ‘Pokémon’, ‘Pokémon Black & White’ will air every Monday to Friday at 12:30 pm and 8 pm on the channel.

Pokémon Master Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu set out to enter the Unova League, encountering new and mysterious Pokémon and battling rivals and Gym Leaders.

Cartoon Network will also bring back the second season in the Dragon series called ‘Dragons: Defenders of Berk’ starting 13 July every Sunday at 4:30 pm. With old foes, new enemies and a new fearsome dragon threatening to destroy Berk, it is up to Hiccup and his fellow dragon riders to save the day.

In terms of the original productions, Cartoon Network will be airing a brand new series titled ‘Kumbh Karan’ starting 13 July every Sunday at 11:00 am. The series follows the crazy and hilarious adventures of twin brothers—Kumbh, the perennially sleepy and hungry brother, and Karan, the agile, better-looking version of his twin.

Additionally, award-winning franchise ‘Adventure Time’ returns with new episodes starting 14 July every Monday to Friday at 4:30 pm.

In addition, Cartoon Network, in association with Film Kraft and Toonz Animation, is all set to launch the second movie in the Kid Krrish franchise. ‘Kid Krrish: Mission Bhutan’, which will premiere on 19 July at 12 pm, will see the superhero and his friends travel to Bhutan to save a Rudraksh that possesses ultimate alien technology from the evil Dr Para.

The kids broadcaster will also premiere ‘The Adventures of Sindbad’ on 20 July at 12 pm. The movie follows the mystical adventures of a boy named Sindbad and his grandfather as they attempt to discover a hidden treasure and defeat the evil sorcerer who has imprisoned the king of Bagdad.

The fourth season of ‘Oggy and the Cockcroaches’ will also return every Monday to Friday at 5:30 pm with a unique contest called ‘When Oggy Met Olivia’ that gives kids a chance to win prizes like cameras, PSPs, digital photo frames, etc.

Speaking about the programming and marketing line-up, Turner International India executive director and network head – kids, South Asia, Krishna Desai said, “With Cartoon Network at the helm of the genre, our aim is to continue to entertain and captivate children. This exciting and diverse line-up is the result of acclaimed original productions, popular acquisitions and stellar partnerships. We are thrilled to bring back ‘Pokémon’, ‘Kid Krrish’ and the ‘Dragons’ franchises, and hope that kids will thoroughly enjoy them.”