Chutti TV – Dora the explorer!
I normally watch a lot of cartoon network, especially the programs such as Flintstone, Popeye, Top & Jerry, Roadrunner, Swatcats and a few others. I didn’t cared to watch the other cartoon channels Disney and the recent Chutti TV. Lately my cousin and few other kids came to our home. They were just crazy about Chutti TV. Because of them, I happened to watch few cartoon programs such as Jackie and Julie, Dora-vin Payanangal, Adventures of Ulysses. These are just fantastic.
Jackie chan appears in every episode of his cartoon program and answers questions.(He speaks in tamil!). The fights in the Jakie & Julie are just fantastic and includes the general humour we find in Jackie chan’s movies. As he would normally do in movies, the cartoon also includes scenes where he would poke fun at the villain and do comedy moves in kung fu. Hilarious! That was for a little grown up kids.
Dora is for even younger kids. In every episode, Dora travels somewhere for herself or for helping others. I learnt from Wikipedia that actually the ‘Dora the explorer‘ is a spanish cartoon character. However, in Chutti TV they have dubbed in tamil with taminglish dialogues. Dora and her monkey friend (‘Bujji’ in tamil – Boots in english), talk and walk with each other while travelling somewhere. They also include the audience – and so the kids feel they are inside the cartoon world.
In every episode at the end Dora is always successful. Dora has a backpack that just has every thing, has a map that just shows anywhere in world. She collects stars, helps other animals and people. In every episode there would be three places on the way (as shown by her map) and breaking the fourth wall, she asks the viewers where to go next each time.
During the journey. if Dora has to jump or run or even need to open doors she asks the help of the viewers by asking them to shout “Jump” or “open please”. This is for good as the kids learn english words in actual usage (OMG! when I was learning english, my teacher had a stick in her hand to beat children – they are the ‘Spare the rod, spoil the child’ generation hmm..).
At the end Dora dances and sings songs after she has crossed all the places and achieved the target. It feels good for the children, though they are sitting before the TV, they feel they too have achieved something.
Cool cartoon world.