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Ian Diamond of Cartoon Network.

Ian Diamond of Cartoon Network.  

Ian Diamond of Cartoon Network announced the channel will now air an animated version of the Ramayana, in an effort to boost their policy of local cultural inclusion. Made by studios in Japan with 400 artists drawing the sketches is by hand, the film has been conceived and directed by Yugo Sako, a documentary film maker. Well known Bollywood actors Amrish Puri and Arun Govil have dubbed for the film and Cyrus Broacha has lent his voice for the English version. The screenplay for the film was written by poet Narendra Sharma. Though the film was released in the U.S. two years ago and received an award, it never made it past that. Now with Cartoon Network ready to air it, we hoped that children will be more aware of their heritage.

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