Motu Patlu is a CGI-animated comedy/fantasy television series produced by Maya Digital Studios and broadcast on Nickelodeon India. It was first aired on 16 October 2012, with the episode "John Banega Don". The series is based on the comic characters of the same name from the children's magazine Lotpot. It is very often referred to as anime.
The show is directed by Ronojoy Chakraborty and the theme music composer is Sandesh Shandilya. The producers are Deepa Sahi and Anish JS Mehta. The theme song "Motu Aur Patlu Ki Jodi" is sung by Sukhwinder Singh.
It is one of the most popular kids shows in India and is very popular in South Asia in general.
Inspired from the characters of Lot Pot Comics and Series, Motu Patlu is a lively comic caper for the kids as well as the entire family. Set in the beautiful city of Furfuri Nagar, the story is about Motu and Patlu, who are as similar as chalk and cheese. The Awesome Twosome are always on an adventurous expedition and have an uncanny ability to get into tricky situations every single day!
The series follows the daily adventures of best friends Motu and Patlu, who live in the town of Furfuri Nagar. They often land in crazy and comedic situations. Motu sometimes creates problems, and Patlu is the one who mostly solves them.
The main villain of the show is John the Don and his sidekicks Number 1 and Number 2 who steal things, most people's money and create havoc in Furfuri Nagar. It's always up to Motu, Patlu and their friends to stop them.
The series is originally in Hindi and has been dubbed in Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Indonesian, Sinhala, Vietnamese and English, with English getting dubbed twice due to the first run only having dubbed seven episodes. A Spanish dub is currently in the works. There are several Bengali dubbed episodes which are very rare. There are also some Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi, and Kannada dubs of Motu Patlu as well. In the other language versions of Wow Kidz, there are Arabic, Bahasa, and Urdu dubs of Motu Patlu. Online, many episodes have English, Spanish and French subtitles available. It is uploaded on YouTube by Wow Kidz and Wow Kidz Comedy, the YouTube channels of Cosmos Maya.
Merchandising and promotion
Since the inception of the television series, its creators Lotpot magazine, Maya Digital Studios and the Nickelodeon India are aggressively promoting its merchandising, the series products, and tie-ups.
In March 2014, Nick India tied up with the Yellow Diamond chips for the promotion of its products across various media. In November 2014 a major deal was signed by Horlicks for promotion of its brand with the series characters in its marketing ads.
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- The show‘s name has been changed to Sutin Matin for the Sinhalese dub.
- The show was inspired after a show made by Lotpot, called Motu Patlu: Puppet Show.
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