CN greenlights third season of India-made chase comedy ‘Lamput’
MUMBAI: ‘Lamput’, the hilarious animated chase comedy, created by Mumbai-based Vaibhav Studios, has been picked up for a third season by Cartoon Network and will run on the channel in the Asia Pacific.
The series started life as batches of micro-shorts of about 15 seconds as well as shorts of up to two minutes. The new season will comprise a mixture of 21×5’ and 21×2’ episodes and will roll out from early 2020.
‘Lamput’ is the ultimate in non-dialogue, slapstick chase animation. ‘Lamput’ is a gooey orange substance that escaped from a secret laboratory. Two scientists, Specs Doc, and Skinny Doc are trying their best to catch him. But always a master of disguise, he escapes from right under their noses.
‘Lamput’ creator and Vaibhav Studios founder Vaibhav Kumaresh said, “It’s great to know that the crazy adventures of ‘Lamput’ will continue. And it’s completely heartening to see the amazing viewership the show has received so far across the globe! Big thanks to everyone at Cartoon Network for all the support.”
‘Lamput’ already has a devoted following. On YouTube, its clips have amassed 300 million views, as well as an additional 250 million views on Cartoon Network, Pogo, and the Cartoon Network Watch and Play app in the Asia Pacific.
Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Pogo VP in Asia Pacific Leslie Lee added, “From their studio in Mumbai, Vaibhav and his team pour enormous amounts of energy into this creation and it’s awesome to see the results. It’s an excellent achievement for ‘Lamput’ – a homegrown Indian series – to reach a global audience.”
In the Asia Pacific, Cartoon Network adopts a virtual studio model for its original animation projects, identifying creators, artists, and studios from right around the region for global audiences. Other series in production include Monster Beach, which is expected to launch in late 2019.