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Heroes and villains: A still from the cartoon show ‘Wolverine and the X Men'.
Heroes and villains: A still from the cartoon show ‘Wolverine and the X Men'.

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: The Cartoon Network channel is egging on children to create their own super-powered heroes to win exclusive goodies, hot new gadgets and an exciting chance to see their creations brought to life on the small screen.

According to Cartoon Network, the channel has been invaded by villains threatening its favourite heroes and damaging the environment at the same time. Following this, it is asking kids to suggest new heroes who can defeat villains and keep them at bay through its “Hero Up Challenge” contest that is on till June 13.

As part of the challenge, the channel conducted a survey to discover what Indian children think about the growing environmental problems and how they can be solved. The survey received an overwhelming response with 2,879 kids (between 7 and 15 years) sharing their thoughts and suggestions on environmental issues.

The survey revealed that 23 per cent of children would like to focus their energies on saving trees and wildlife, while 21 per cent said they would avoid use of plastic bags.

As their daily contribution to help save the environment, 43 per cent of the children turn off the power of television and music systems when not in use and 41 per cent turn off the tap while they brush their teeth to save water.

To win fabulous prizes, children can join the contest by watching the villains' evil deeds against the environment in between their favourite Cartoon Network shows. They have to invent a super hero -- complete with a name and its super powers -- to combat the evil villain.

Children who are eager to take their hero creations a step further can send in more details about the hero to win even bigger prizes. After watching the villains on Cartoon Network, they can design a costume for their hero. Kids can either design their costume for real and send in a video or picture, or draw the costume and send a picture. All entries will feature in the online gallery on www.cartoonnetworkindia.com

Children can send in their visions of what their superhero would be like from their special super powers, gadgets, appearance -- the more unique the hero, the better chances of winning.

The ultimate hero will be revealed at the end of the campaign and will be showcased on air.

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