By Sahil Patel
Stan Lee’s Pow Entertainment has teamed with Graphic India to create a new superhero, Chakra the Invincible, whose story will be told via a new animated series on Angry Birds creator Rovio’s Toons.TV video channel.
The short-form series, “Chakra the Invincible,” was first announced by Rovio last September when the entertainment company divulged plans to build out its digital video platform. Up until September, Toons.TV had primarily been the home for a weekly animated series based on the Angry Birds characters. The company is interested in creating new show franchises based on other characters within the Angry Birds well, as well as bringing in various third-party content.
Toons.TV is available online as well as across all Angry Birds apps and some connected TV platforms. Rovio says the channel just surpassed 2 billion lifetime views.
“Chakra the Invincible,” co-created by Stan Lee, Pow Entertainment, and Graphic India, which is owned by CA Media (the Asian investment arm of The Chernin Group), tells the story of Raju Rai, a young Indian boy living in Mumbai who wards off evil via his super-powered mechanical suit.
“Against the spectacular backdrop of the great Indian metropolis of Mumbai, we tell the incredible saga of Chakra, one of my latest and most exciting superhero creations, whose adventures will captivate audiences around the world,” said Stan Lee in a statement.
The series will be available globally in English. A Hindi version will also be released in the Indian market. A film version of the series recently premiered on Cartoon Network India.