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Turner’s Indian children’s channel Pogo is launching a silent slapstick comedy show called Andy Pirki, which is described as having ‘universal’ appeal.

Andy Pirki Pogo India 27 Nov 2017The 80-episode series, created by Mangaluru-based AUM animation studios, centres on the friendship between Andy, a pink dinosaur and Pirki a caveman. Andy Pirki (which means ‘mad cap’ in the Tulu language) will be aired every Sunday morning from 3 December.

“Since there are no dialogues, the original show is emphasised,” Turner executive director and network head for kids, South Asia Krishna Desai told IndianTelevision.com. “Every show has 50% audio content; here we can deliver great audio experiences as well.”

Andy Pirki won two 2017 FICCI Frames awards in the Best International Episodic Animation and Best Indian Episodic Animation categories, beating Nickelodeon’s popular animation Motu Patlu and Pogo’s Chota Bheem.

Pogo has planned the production of the programme for two to three years, according to local reports.