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Zee Anmol airs children’s movie festival

MUMBAI: This May, Zee Anmol, the leading free-to-air (FTA) GEC from the Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) stable, brings to its young audOpen Seasoniences a summer treat to help beat the heat.

The channel will air some of the best animated movies including ‘Mahabharat’, ‘The Adventures of Tintin’, ‘Open Season’ and ‘Ghatotkach’ every Sunday at 10 am as part of its children’s movie festival – Akkad, Bakkad, Masti Ho.

Premiering 8 May, the festival will air every Sunday till 29 May.

MahabharatMahabharat’, the animated mythological movie, features the voices of some of the biggest names in Bollywood. Amitabh Bachchan has lent his baritone voice and sombre expressions to Bheeshma Pitamah, which also is the first time that he has dubbed for an animated character in his 47-year film career since 1969. Jackie Shroff brings to life the character of Duryodhan, while Lord Krishna’s voice has been dubbed by veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha.

Akkad Bakkad Masti HoPremiering 15 May at 10 am will be the beloved action–adventure movie, ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ that has been directed by ace veteran director Stephen Spielberg. Based on the popular comic books, ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ is about the young journalist Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy and his close friends’ Captain Haddock and the bumbling detectives who are almost identical – Thompson and Thompson. They are on a quest to find the answers to The Secret of the Unicorn, the ship that belonged to the famous pirate Red Rackham.

The Adventures of TintinPremiering on Sunday, 22 May at 10 am is ‘Open Season’, an animated movie that follows the funny and entertaining adventures of Boog, a happily domesticated grizzly bear, who has his perfect world turned upside down after he meets Elliot, a scrawny, fast-talking one-horned wild mule deer. They both end up stranded together in the woods during hunting season and it’s up to the duo to rally all the other forest animals and turn the tables on the hunters.

Premiering on Sunday, 29 May at 10 am is ‘Ghatotkach’, the fierce, strong and colourful son of Bheem and Hidimba, from the Mahabharat. The film traces the journey of Ghatotkach from his birth to his growing up into a courageous warrior, who plays a brave but tragic part in the great Mahabharat war. The story of Ghatotkach is brought to life in this entertaining animated version and incorporates all the classic elements of fantasy, adventure and humour.