Chulbul Pandey, the beloved police character of superstar Salman Khan, from his blockbuster franchise Dabangg, now has his own animated series, currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.
The show, titled Dabangg – The Animated Series, is the latest addition to an extensive collection of children’s content on the OTT platform, which also includes the Toy Story film series and the likes of Doraemon, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Chacha Chaudhary.
Produced by Cosmos-Maya and Arbaaz Khan Productions, the first eight episodes of season one are available on the digital platform in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
In addition to Chulbul, his brother Makkhi (played by Arbaaz Khan) and Rajjo (played by Sonakshi Sinha) will also be part of the animated version.
Bhaiyaji smile! Aa gaye hain ‘Chulbul Pandey’ apne animated avatar mein in ‘Dabangg-The Animated Series’ May 31 se, har roz 12 baje, Cartoon Network par! #ThankYouForBeingDabangg #BeDabanggWithCartoonNetwork #CosmosMaya.https://t.co/vhC4lzuKAz
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 30, 2021
Salman Khan said he is excited to watch the series with his nieces and nephews.
“I couldn’t be happier that Chulbul, Makkhi and Rajjo are returning in animated avatars to entertain the children of our country. I can’t wait to binge-watch all episodes of Dabangg – The Animated Series with my nieces and nephews at home,” he said in a statement.
“Animation has opened up another dimension to this character and I am very happy that Cosmos-Maya did. I hope all the children, along with their families, take the time to watch this together,” the 55-year-old actor added.
Directed by Abhinav Kashyap, Dabangg, which was released in 2010, featured Salman Khan as a fearless Robinhood-esque police officer with unorthodox working methods.
The film marked Arbaaz Khan’s foray into production and he went on to direct the film’s sequel in 2012. The third installment, which was released in 2019, was directed by Prabhudheva.
Arbaaz Khan said he is overwhelmed to see Dabangg’s return in a brand new format.
“’Dabangg goes beyond just a movie or a franchise for me; and to see it come to life in a brand new format is overwhelming and we were on board with the idea the moment we met team Cosmos-Maya. They have revolutionized Indian animation and I couldn’t have asked for a better animation studio partner,” he said.
Disney+ Hotstar said it was excited to bring this iconic character and movie into a form that kids and families can enjoy.
“Dabangg” is an exceptional addition to the library of children’s content on Disney+ Hotstar VIP. Audiences of all ages love Salman Khan and we are excited to bring his iconic character and film into a form that children and their families can enjoy enjoy,” the spokesperson said.
Cosmos-Maya CEO Anish Mehta said they are privileged to have an iconic franchise that fits the business formula of “familiarity with novelty”.