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CN brings television premiere of Krishna: Kansa Vadh on Janmashtami

After reading of Lord Krishna from Ganesh this article reallt caught my eye.  I am hoping Dish carries this channel for this fabulous program on tonight and tomorrow night.  I am hoping they re-run the entire 4 part series.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at 12:00 p.m.

On the auspicious occasion of Krishna Janamashtami, Cartoon Network is showcasing four Krishna movies, chronicling the key mythological stages of Lord Krishna from birth to kansa vadh. As part of this programming special on Janamashtami, Cartoon Network will host the Indian television premiere of the Krishna: Kansa Vadh, the final feature of the four part Krishna movie series on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at 12:00 p.m.

As a prelude to Janmashtami, Cartoon Network will also air the other three movies of this series including, Krishna: The Birth on September 1 at 12:00 p.m., Krishna: Makhan Chor on September 2 at 12:00 p.m. and Krishna: In Vrindavan on September 3 at 12:00 p.m. Krishna: Kansa Vadh takes the count of local animations acquired and showcased by Cartoon Network to sixteen.

Acquired from Hyderabad-based, Green Gold Animation Studio, the first three installments of the Krishna movies is record breaking, with each clocking a TVR of 2! In fact, they were 3 of only 5 shows this year from January 1 - August 18 to achieve this feat! This included, Krishna: in Vrindavan with 2.5 TVR; Krishna: Makhan Chor with 2.3 TVR; Krishna: The Birth with 2.1 TVR.    

Monica Tata, Vice President, Advertising Sales and Networks, India & South Asia, Turner International India Pvt. Ltd., said, “Cartoon Network has always believed in the potential of Indian animation and has been supporting the Indian animation  industry since 2001, by acquiring quality local content. In fact moving a step ahead, the Network has been working closely with production houses and adding value in the creative process of content development. Green Gold Animation has been one such important associate and creative partner. We are delighted that the Krishna movie series have delivered exceptional ratings, reiterating that Cartoon Network understands the entertainment needs of Indian kid’s best.  I am sure Indian families will enjoy watching the concluding feature, Krishna: Kansa Vadh, of the hugely popular Krishna movie series.”

Krishna: Kansa Vadh, the final installment of the four part Krishna feature, details the enchanting tale of Lord Krishna’s courageous and adventurous life and how he saves the village of Vrindavan from demons.  The movie will showcase celebrated stories of Lord Krishna, such as when he asks the people of Vrindavan to worship the Govardhan Parvat for rain instead of Lord of heaven - Indra! Enraged by this, Lord Indra expresses his fury through thunder and rainstorm upon the village of Vrindavan.  Krishna carries the Govardhan Parvat on his little finger and shelters all the villagers and cattle, protecting them from the merciless thunder and rain.

Eventually, Lord Indra realises that he is battling none other than Lord Vishnu himself in the form of Krishna and he asks for forgiveness.  Soon stories about Lord Krishna’s miracles spread far and wide and also reach the court of the evil King Kansa. Realizing that he could be none other than Deviki’s son - his ultimate destroyer, Kansa is struck with horror. However, he soon devises a sinister plan to kill Krishna. 

Despite the dangers that he confronts, the courageous, mischievous and loveable lord Krishna emerges victorious in the end and kills the evil King Kansa. Consequently Lord Krishna releases his imprisoned parents Devaki and Vasudev as well as his grandfather Ugrasen and crowns him the King of Mathura. Krishna’s mischievous and miraculous stories in Mathura are enthralling and truly exciting.

Turner’s Cartoon Network and POGO are the # 1 and # 2 television destinations dedicated to kids in India. Having shaped kids’ television in India with the launch of Cartoon Network in 1995, Turner International created another milestone with the 2004 launch of POGO, a multi-genre channel for kids and their families.

Recognized as the resident kids’ experts with a 360-degree presence through successful on-air and on line presence, ground-events, promotional licensing, product licensing, theme parks, products, publishing, CD ROMS, etc, Cartoon Network and POGO, with an intelligent mix of live action, documentaries, movies and animation, offer a complete entertainment package for Indian kids.

Turner Broadcasting System Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment products around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.



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Krishna: Kansa Vadh On Janmashtami