'Talkative Tortoise' yammers about Global Warming
Animation Xpress #351 for 22 August announces that, “Chennai based HappyCloud Studios working on Talkative Tortoise, 26X11 Animated TV Series”, by Zeenia Boatwala. In the usual news story that looks just like a hyperenthusiastic press release, it is announced that:
With a mission to provide high quality animation content for all mainstream media, including Theatrical, TV, Web & DVD; Chennai based HappyCloud Studios is working on its In-house IP Talkative Tortoise, 26 X 11 CGI.
Talkative Tortoise is a humorous show which orbits around a talkative tortoise that always talks about the environment and educates about global warming. Targeted at the kid audience aged between 6-12 years, this series is bundled with secondary characters, Pelican, Crow, Pigeon, Squirrel, and Fishes. The entire series focuses on the causes on Global Warming and gives solutions to resolve this. Production began in 2009 and the show is slated for release in India and on International Channels in 2013.
Director Raj Kumar says, “We chose tortoise to be the protagonist of the series thinking that a tortoise is build with a hard protective cover and so by instinct he has a mentality to protect himself, and this aspect somewhere drives him to protect his environment also.”
Further details are in Animation Xpress.