STAN LEE’S POW! ENTERTAINMENT & GRAPHIC INDIA LAUNCH “CHAKRA THE INVINCIBLE” ON ROVIO’S TOONSTV PLATFORM WORLDWIDE ON ALL ANGRY BIRDS APPS
Los Angeles, CA — March 18, 2014 – Graphic India and POW! Entertainment announced today the launch of a new superhero creation from Stan Lee, co-creator of some of the world’s leading superhero characters (Spider-Man™, X-Men™, Fantastic Four™, Iron Man™, Hulk™, The Avengers™, and many more) entitled “Chakra the Invincible,” on Rovio’s ToonsTV, a streaming video platform. Chakra is available today to audiences around the world through the immensely popular Angry Birds game apps, at Toons.TV and on selected connected devices. The new series of animated shorts, which were created by Graphic India and POW! Entertainment, are available globally in English and will also be released in Hindi specifically for the Indian market.
“Angry Birds! How about ‘Angry Stan’, I can’t win at that game! Well, at least if Rovio is going to keep making a game I can’t beat, they were nice enough to feature one of my unbeatable new superheroes – Chakra The Invincible! on ToonsTV” said Stan Lee, brimming with enthusiasm as he added, “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.”
“Our ToonsTV channel just passed 2 billion views and what better way to celebrate than bringing our fans around the world a brand new hero created by one of the greatest storytellers of our generation,” said Rachel Webber, Vice President of Video for Rovio Entertainment. “We’re also thrilled to work with Stan and his team to showcase the remarkable creativity of our fans. Fans are at the heart of everything we do at Rovio, a core principle inspired by Stan’s amazing achievements over the past half century.”
Created by Lee, POW!, and Graphic India, “Chakra – The Invincible,” tells the story of Raju Rai, a young Indian boy living in Mumbai. Determined to unlock the secrets of human potential through science, Raju and his mentor, the scientist Dr. Singh, develop a technology suit that activates the mystical chakras of the body. When Raju accidentally activates the suit, he discovers he has superpowers and vows to use his newfound abilities to protect the city. Using his amazing powers, Chakra must save the city of Mumbai and the world from such supervillains as –THE SHATTERING STEELFIST, KILDUNE, THE DESTROYER, AGNI, THE LIVING FLAME…and the most evil villain of them all, the MERCILESS, BOSS YAMA!
“Rovio has done an excellent job at building the Angry Birds universe and POW! Entertainment is excited to partner with such a strong story-telling engine to continue to build the universe of one of our newest superheroes, Chakra: The Invincible,” said Gill Champion, President and CEO of POW! Entertainment. “We can’t wait for our fans to be able to connect with Chakra no matter where they are in the world through the ToonsTV platform.”
“Stan Lee and Rovio – what a perfect fanboy dream come true! When two of the biggest creative forces in character entertainment come together, there is no doubt its going to be fun for audiences around the world!” added Graphic’s Co-Founder & CEO, Sharad Devarajan. “We are so thrilled to be working with the amazing team at Rovio to bring the adventures of Chakra to the digital screen across their unbeatable ToonsTV platform!”
In addition to the partnership with Rovio, Chakra the Invincible was recently launched on Cartoon Network India as an animated film. Beyond animation, Graphic India is also releasing comic books, games, toys and merchandise based on the superhero.
ABOUT GRAPHIC INDIA
GRAPHIC INDIA is a character entertainment company focused on creating leading characters, comics and stories through mobile and digital platforms. Founded by media entrepreneurs Sharad Devarajan, Gotham Chopra and Suresh Seetharaman, Graphic India is owned by U.S. comic book Company, Liquid Comics and CA Media LP, the Asian investment arm of The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG). The company’s partners and investors bring together decades of experience in building businesses in character entertainment, media and India.
Graphic believes that India is home to some of the most creative talent in the world, with more than 500 million people under the age of 25 and more than 850 million mobile phone users in the country. The Company’s mission is to create enduring stories and heroes that foster the imaginations and fuel the inspirations of a new globalized generation of youth in both India and around the world.
Graphic’s stories include, Ramayan 3392A.D., The Leaves and The Sadhu, all currently in development as Hollywood feature films; 18 Days, a reimagining of the great eastern epic, the Mahabharata, by acclaimed graphic novel creator, Grant Morrison which was launched as an animated digital series in partnership with YouTube India; Devi, a female superhero from acclaimed filmmaker, Shekhar Kapur; Chakra The Invincible, the first superhero for India from legendary creator Stan Lee; and numerous other heroes and stories. www.GraphicIndia.com
ABOUT POW! ENTERTAINMENT
POW! Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: POWN), a multi-media entertainment company, was founded by noted comic book writer Stan Lee, together with award-winning producer Gill Champion and the late intellectual property specialist Arthur Lieberman. POW!’s principals have extensive backgrounds in the creation and production of original intellectual properties, including some of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. POW! is utilizing Stan Lee’s historical background by perpetuating his legacy while creating and developing all new live-action films, television, digital games, merchandising, licensing and related ancillary markets, all of which contribute to global expansion. POW! partners with third parties and strategic alliances, including studios and networks, in the production and distribution of new POW! character franchises.