Disney Channel on Thursday said it will show the first ever animated TV series based on ancient Tamil literary masterpiece Thirukkural from April 5, 2010.

The series, developed as animal fables by Accel Animation Studios, Chennai, is titled ‘Ek Tha Jungle’ and showcases couplets from Thirukkural - one of the most important and celebrated works in Tamil literature written by noted Tamil poet Sri Thiruvalluvar, a statement issued by the channel said.

Each episode has a universal theme and lessons of life presented in modern day 3D animated format.

The stories are laced around strong ethics and family values with a moral that is applicable to the present and future generations, the statement further said.

Each story of ‘Ek Tha Jungle’ establishes a ‘Kural’ (couplet) from Thirukkural told through animal characters in a visually appealing, entertaining way, it added. PTI SNR APR AMK 03251629

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