Cartoon Network will premiere the animated superhero movie Chakra: The Invincible across Southeast Asia on November 30. The character is developed by Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Graphic India.
Stan Lee the legendary creator of Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man and The Avengers, among others, partnered his POW! Entertainment with Indian graphic novel publisher Liquid Comics (including its affiliate Graphic India) to develop Chakra as an Indian superhero.
Chakra: The Invincible tells the story of Raju Rai, a young Indian boy living in Mumbai. Raju and his mentor, the scientist Dr. Singh, develop a technology suit that activates the mystical chakras of the body. When Raju dons the suit, he discovers superpowers and vows to use his newfound abilities to protect and serve as he battles super villains.
“Stan Lee is one of the most prolific storytellers in the world, and in the same way his previous characters are known by nearly every man, woman and child on the planet, we believe Chakra will captivate audiences from Boston to Beijing to Bangalore,” added Graphic India'ss co-founder and CEO, Sharad Devarajan, who is also the director and executive producer of the animated film.
Indian comic artist Jeevan J. Kang designed the characters and oversaw the production design. Graphic India is a deep-pocketed enterprise jointly owned by Liquid Comics and CA Media. The latter is an investment firm run by Peter Chernin, the former president of News Corp. (the parent company of 20th Century Fox and Fox Broadcasting).
The movie is a part of the network's "continuing efforts to entertain kids and families across India with new and exciting characters and stories", said Krishna Desai, senior director and network head (Kids), South Asia, Turner International India Pvt. Ltd.