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CN brings back Pokemon; to release Kid Krish movie sequel

The channel is also launching 'Dragons: Defenders of Berk', 'Adventure Time', 'Kumbh Karan', Oggy and the Cockroaches season 4.

Turner International India's Cartoon Network (CN) has announced its programming plans for this monsoon. The leading kids entertainment channel is bringing back its popular animation series, Pokemon

CN brings back Pokemon; to release Kid Krish movie sequel
CN brings back Pokemon; to release Kid Krish movie sequel
The latest season of the show 'Pokémon Black & White' is airing from Monday to Friday at 12:30 pm and 8 pm. In the show, Pokemon Trainer Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu set out to enter the Unova League, encountering new and mysterious Pokemons and battling rivals.

CN and DreamWorks are bringing back the second season in the How to Train your Dragon series called 'Dragons: Defenders of Berk'. Starting July 13, it will air every Sunday at 4.30 pm.

On the original production front, CN will air a new series called 'Kumbh Karan' from July 13 at 11 am on Sundays. The series follows the "crazy" and "hilarious" adventures of twin brothers - Kumbh, the perennially sleepy and hungry brother and Karan, the agile, better-looking version of his twin. Additionally, 'Adventure Time' is returning with new episodes. It will air Monday to Friday at 4.30 pm, July 14 onwards.

The fourth season of Oggy and The Cockroaches, will also air every Monday to Friday at 5.30 pm. The channel is launching a contest called When Oggy Met Olivia around it. The content will give kids a chance to win prizes like cameras, PSPs and digital photo frames.

For movie buffs and Krrish fans, CN, Film Kraft and Toonz Animation are ready to launch the second movie in the Kid Krrish franchise. Kid Krrish: Mission Bhutan will premiere on July 19 at 12 pm. The movie will see the superhero and his friends travel to Bhutan to save a Rudraksh that possesses ultimate alien technology from the evil Dr. Para.

The channel is also rolling out a contest to promote the sequel of Kid Krrish. By participating in the Kid Krrish: Mission Bhutan contest, kids will stand a chance to win prizes like skateboards and trampolines.

Another movie that aims at enthralling kids is 'The Adventures of Sindbad' that will premiere on July 20 at 12 pm. The movie follows the mystical adventures of Sindbad and his grandfather as they attempt to discover a hidden treasure and defeat the evil sorcerer who has imprisoned the king of Baghdad.

Krishna Desai, executive director and network head - Kids, South Asia, Turner International India says, "With Cartoon Network at the helm of the genre, our aim is to continue to entertain and captivate children. This exciting and diverse line-up is the result of acclaimed original productions, popular acquisitions and to stellar partnerships. We are thrilled to bring back Pokémon, Kid Krrish and Dragons franchises and hope that kids will thoroughly enjoy them."

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