Mumbai: The second season of Lamput, Cartoon Network’s critically acclaimed local Indian homegrown animation, was nominated for an International Kids Emmy and scooped an additional two Asian Academy Creative Awards. It is the first time an original project from Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific is up for the prestigious Emmy award. This is also the first time an original Indian animation has been nominated.
Lamput emerged as regional winners in the India category at the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards, named “Best Animated Programme or Series (2D or 3D)” and “Best Short Form Content”.
A non-dialogue animation, Lamput features a gooey orange substance that evades two scientists after escaping a laboratory, with stealth and a multitude of disguises. What ensues is a hilarious slapstick chase comedy, with universal appeal.
The series is produced by Vaibhav Studios based in Mumbai, India. Vaibhav Kumaresh, creator of Lamput and founder of the studio, said: “To be the flagbearer for India makes me enormously proud. Our orange gooey blob can’t help but make you smile, and we are very pleased that it has also caught the eye of the judges.”
Lamput has a devoted following around Asia and the world. On Cartoon Network and its Watch and Play app, POGO and on YouTube, its clips have amassed hundreds of millions of views.
Leslie Lee, VP of Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO in Asia Pacific, added: “Lamput deserves to be among the best in children’s programming from around the world. It does exactly what a great cartoon should do – it surprises you and it makes you laugh out loud. Congratulations to Vaibhav and his awesome team, who together with our original production and development team, have created something quite special.”
Since its debut, Lamput has picked up several awards at FICCI Frames and at the Asian Academy Creative Awards 2018. Its third season is set to premiere on Cartoon Network in early 2020 in Asia Pacific and Latin America, and on Boomerang in EMEA.
The 8th International Emmy® Kids Awards ceremony will take place on March 31, 2020, in Cannes, France. Grizzy and the Lemmings, which airs in India on Cartoon Network and POGO channels, is also nominated in the same category.
Having won the two regional Asian Academy Creative Awards this week, Lamput will also now go on to represent India at the Gala Finals, which will be held in Singapore on December 5 and 6 as part of the Singapore Media Festival.