Nickelodeon India announced Thursday that it has teamed with animation house DQ Entertainment to produce local program “Keymon Ache.”
Move reps the first time the kids’ channel has produced Indian content. Its lone Indian program, “Little Krishna,” was acquired from Reliance’s Big Animation.
The companies will co-finance the 26 half-hour HD episodes.
Nick India will hold South Asia rights while DQE will take rights for the rest of the world.
Aimed at children 5 and over, “Keymon Ache” will follow the everyday life of a 9-year-old and his magical toy friends. Series will be complete by mid-2011.