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Discovery Kids adds new series ‘Sheikh Chilli & Friendz’ and ‘Angry Birds’ in summer line-up

MUMBAI: Discovery Kids has unveiled a summer holiday special line-up with the launch of new series ‘Sheikh Chilli & Friendz’ and ‘Angry Birds’ , amongst others.

The channel will air ‘Sheikh Chilli & Friendz’ from 2 April, daily at 1 pm. ‘Angry Birds’, on the other hand, will air from 6 May, daily at 12 pm.

After receiving positive response to its local content featuring KISNA, BILLOO BHAI and LITTLE KRISHNA, the channel is committed to bring new, clutter-breaking and heart-warming entertainment to millions of its fans across India.

‘Sheikh Chilli & Friendz’ revolves around the adventures of an innocent boy, Sheikh Chilli, and his friends of Jhunjhun Nagar.

Sheikh Chilli is a day-dreaming simpleton who lives with his mother. He has his heart in the right place, but his plans and actions are a source of humour as well as trouble for his friends. He is joined in his adventures by Malika, his smart neighbour and classmate Bulbul, his talking friend-turned-brother donkey, the pocket-sized dwarf Khatkoo and the enchanting Noorie Djinn who has come from another planet to fulfill Sheikh Chilli’s incredible wishes. Creating trouble for Sheikh Chilli & Friendz is the evil witch Buri who is after the magical necklace worn by Noorie Djinn so that she can become all-powerful. The friends encounter various other characters through the course of the series which results in hilarious situations and many laughs.

The franchise was introduced to children on television through a movie, aired in 2016 on Discovery Kids. The series has been conceptualised and created based on characters of Lotpot magazine in partnership with iRealities. Lotpot magazine has been popular with young readers since 1968 and has created many other iconic kids characters.

Angry Birds is based on a video game franchise created by Finnish company Rovio Entertainment. The series focuses on multi-coloured birds who try to save their eggs from green-colored pigs. The series made its debut on 16 March 2013 and has listed three seasons till date.