December 18, 2015, Denver, Colorado:
It is a pleasure to announce that following a tradition of last several years, Colorado will again ring in the New Year with the award-winning animation classics of Manick Sorcar on the Rocky Mountain PBS station of Denver (KRMA-TV, Ch. 6) and all affiliate stations in the State of Colorado. This will be the 27th year of telecast in a row of Sorcar's animations as a favorite of year-end holidays or the New Year's Day at the Colorado branch of the internationally famed Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), USA.
Produced in English and based on classic fables from The Panchatantra, Grandma's Bag of Tales, and popular humorous verses of Satirist Sukumar Ray, the Indian animations of Sorcar are admired as a cultural bridge between East and West. During its Silver Jubilee Celebration (25 years of telecast in a row), Colorado Governor John. W. Hickenlooper had greeted the event with the following statement in a letter to Sorcar:
"...For a quarter of a century, your animation films have taken children on a special journey to the lands of India where they have learned more of her culture and people. These films have taught that diversity is an asset and what brings us together is our common thread of humanity irrespective of where we grow up...Your work continues to make Colorado, the United States and India proud".
(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", based on a popular nonsense verse of satirist Sukumar Ray.
(Right) A scene from "Deepa and Rupa". Rupa (Piya Sorcar) chats with her friend in India's first animation combined with live action.
.............(Left) A scene from 'The Sage & the Mouse', and (Right) A scene from "Sniff", based on Gandhabichar,
.............another popular humorous verse of great satirist Sukumar Ray
The approximate 2 hours program will be shown starting early morning (5:45 am) on the New Year's Day (January 1, 2016) which is the prime time for children's shows. The sequence will be as follows:
5:45 am ........Rule of Twenty-One
(Bronze Plaque, Columbus Int'l Film Festival)6:00 am ........Deepa & Rupa
(Gold Plaque, Chicago Int'l Film Festival) 6:30 am ........The Woodcutter’s Daughter
(Finalist, New York Int'l Film Festival)7:00 am ........The Sage & the Mouse (Gold Medal, New York Int'l Film Festival)
7:15 am .........Sniff
(Golden Eagle, C.I.N.E., Washington, D.C.) The details of each animation can be found by clicking their names shown in blue.
(Left) 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". (Right) Sharmishtha Arora as the Moon Lady in "Deepa & Rupa: A Fairy Tale From India".
The animation series can be watched at the following TV stations in the State of Colorado:
KRMA-TV (PBS), Ch 6, Denver
KRMJ-TV CH. 18, Grand Junction
KTSC-TV CH.8, Pueblo
KRMU-DT CH.20, Durango
KRMZ -TV CH.10 and 20, Steamboat Springs
and KRMA Translator Stations at:
Boulder: K44CT, channel 44
Dolores: K10MZ-D, digital channel 10
Fort Collins: KRMA-TV, channel 47
Glenwood Springs: K06LX, channel 6; K45KC-D, digital channel 45
Idalia: K24EZ-D, digital channel 24
Julesburg: K51IL-D, digital channel 51
New Castle: K06GW-D, digital channel 6
Pleasant Valley: K20GK-D, digital channel 20
and many more.