Colorado to Ring In the New Year with Indian Cartoons

December 25, 2012:

The Rocky Mountain PBS station of Denver (KRMA-TV, Ch. 6), Colorado, USA has announced, the award-winning animation classics of Manick Sorcar will be telecast across Colorado at all their affiliate stations on January 1, 2013, the New Year's Day.


(left) Sharmishtha Arora as the Moon Lady in "Deepa & Rupa: A Fairy Tale From India", (right) Payal Sorcar as Anju at the middle, Shubha Mehra as her mother on left and Abhay Kale as her father in "The Woodcutter's Daughter".

The approximate 2 hours program will be shown early morning (6:00 am) on the New Year's Day which is the prime time for children's shows. These will include 'Deepa and Rupa: A Fairy Tale From India', winner of the Gold Plaque at Chicago International Film Festival and Nominations for three Heatland Regional Emmy Awards; 'The Sage and the Mouse', Gold and Silver Medals at the International Film Festival of New York; 'Sniff (Gandhabichar)', Golden Eagle from the Council on International Nontheatrical Events (C.I.N.E.); 'Rule of Twenty One (Ekushe Aine)', Bronze Plaque at the Columbus International Film Festival, Ohio, and 'The Woodcutter's Daughter', Finalist at the International New York Festivals.


(Left) Rupa (Piya Sorcar) chats with her friend in a scene from "Deepa and Rupa a fairy tale from India" (Right) A scene from "Sniff", based on Gandhabichar, the popular hunorous verse of great satirist Sukumar Ray


(Left) Sneezing without a ticket is a crime; the punishment is instant boom-boom-boom at the back in a scene from "The Rule of Twenty One". It is also based on a popular nonsense verse of satirist Sukumar Ray. (Right) A scene from "The Sage and the Mouse", based on a popular fable from the Panchatantra.

This will be the 24th year of telecast of Sorcar's animations in a row at the Rocky Mountain PBS stations of Colorado. They can be seen at the following TV stations: KRMA-TV (PBS), Ch 6, Denver; KRMJ-TV CH. 18, Grand Junction; KTSC-TV CH.8, Pueblo; and KRMU-DT CH.20, Durango, Colorado, USA.

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