Sony YAY! Christmas movie lineup release

Sony YAY! calls kids across the country to find a lost pug, Shantilal!

~ Sony YAY! announces a marathon of adventure for kids with YAYtoons Honey, Bunny, Guru and Bhole with four new movies ~

Press Note:
Mumbai, December 21th, 2018:

Shantilal is missing! A cute dog, lost in the city without a family, dodging evil kidnappers. And while Honey Bunny and the Jholmaal gang are already on a mission to find Shantilal, Sony YAY! calls all their young fans from across the country to join the fun adventure with their favourite toons between 22nd to 25th of December. A marathon of all things fun, this Christmas, Honey, Bunny and Guru, Bhole are all set to take their little fans on thrilling escapades with not one but four new movies! Making Christmas even more fun, Honey Bunny and Secret Formula, Honey Bunny and Crazy Crazy Chase and Honey Bunny and Doggy’s Day Out will air from 22nd to 24th December respectively at 10:00 AM and Guru Aur Bhole & Hawa Hawai will air on 25th December at 7:30 PM.

Kids love a good blend of comedy & adventure – be it cheering their favourite toons during challenging situations or rooting for them with all their support. And Sony YAY! is giving them every chance to – making the holidays even brighter.

A celebratory conclusion of their festive campaign ‘Party 75’, the first film, titled Honey Bunny and Crazy Crazy Chase shows Honey and Bunny going on a vacation with Ms. Katkar, only to end up in different destinations, resulting in a fun chase where they capture and unleash a robbery on their selfie camera. The excitement only grows in the second film Honey Bunny and Doggy’s Day Out where the twosome decides to take a lovely and elite pug called Shantilal, home and end up valiantly saving him from evil kidnappers. Another exciting chronicle unfolds in Honey Bunny and Secret Formula as the Jholmaal toons set out on an amusing journey to find Mr. Khanna’s uncle after he is kidnapped by a gang of goons for his secret formula. And last but not the least, the fourth film set to premiere is titled Guru Aur Bhole & Hawa Hawai where Guru and Bhole try to rescue a kidnapped secretary, Hawa Hawai, from the clutches of villains led by Django who want to access a ‘climate control machine’ invented by Guru’s uncle 10G. All four bring mad, fun entertainment, just the way kids like it.

So this year, Sony YAY! is all set to don the Santa hat to celebrate a very special Christmas, bringing their young fans unlimited gifts of laughter, thrill, and adventure.

Comments: Leena Lele Dutta, Business Head, Sony Pictures Networks India, Kids Genre
“Christmas is a very special time for kids and it has been our constant endeavour to bring fun and enjoyable content to them with their favourite YAY! toons. Kids have showered immense love towards Honey Bunny and Guru Bhole and it is our turn to reciprocate the love with 4 movies premiering this Christmas, which we are sure will leave our young fans in splits”

About Sony YAY!
Sony YAY! is the first kids offering from Sony Pictures Networks, India. Its vision is to be a part of kids’ everyday lives through various endeavours. A channel targeted at kids aged 2 – 14 years, Sony YAY! is here to set new standards and benchmarks in kids’ entertainment. The channel’s content is unique, fresh, and relatable and is produced in India. The channel, within one year, produced 6 original shows which include Guru Aur Bhole – a musical comedy, Sab Jholmaal Hai – a comedy with hilarious adventures of an odd team of pets, Paap-O-Meter- a unique laugh-out-loud ghost comedy and KickO and Super Speedo – a tale of a super-kid and his super gadget car who are out to save Sun City. Available in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Malayalam. Sony YAY! is the first kids’ channel to be available in 5 languages. This year, the channel has entered into licensing and merchandising, making their endearing characters a part of kids’ lives wherever they are

About Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN)
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation which owns and operates the Sony Entertainment network of television channels.

SPN comprises 32 channels including Sony Entertainment Television (SET and SET HD), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX, India’s premium Hindi movies and special events channel; MAX 2, another Hindi movie channel showcasing great India Cinema; MAX HD, a high definition Hindi movie channel airing premium quality films; WAH, the FTA channel for Hindi movies; SAB and SAB HD the family-oriented Hindi comedy entertainment channels; PAL, a genre leader in rural Hindi speaking markets (HSM) showcasing the best of Hindi general entertainment and Hindi movies from SPN’s content library; PIX and PIX HD, the English movie channels; LePlex HD showing critically-acclaimed Hollywood films; AXN and AXN HD, the channels showcasing the best in Reality, Entertainment and Drama; Sony BBC Earth and Sony BBC Earth HD, the premium factual entertainment channels, Sony AATH, the Bangla entertainment channel; MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel; ROX HD, a channel for contemporary Hindi music; YAY!, the kids entertainment channel; Sports Network comprising 11 sports entertainment channels – SONY SIX, SONY SIX HD, SONY ESPN, SONY ESPN HD, SONY TEN 1,  SONY TEN 1 HD, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 3, SONY TEN 3 HD, SONY TEN GOLF HD; Sony मराठी, the Marathi general entertainment channel; SonyLIV – the digital entertainment VOD platform, SPN Productions, the networks’ film production arm and Sony Pictures Networks Distribution Pvt Ltd. (SPND) that distributes the networks television channels across different genres and languages through multiple content delivery platforms. SPN reaches out to over 700 million viewers in India and is available in 167 countries.

The network is recognized as an employer of choice within and outside the media industry. SPN is a recipient of several awards, including the ‘Aon Best Employers India’ Award in the 2017 edition in recognition of SPN’s unique workplace culture and exceptional people practices, consistently ranking amongst India’s Top 10 Companies with Best Health & Wellness Practices by SHRM & CGP Partners, listed by Working Mother & AVTAR as one of the 100 Best Companies for Women in India in 2017 and adjudged one of India’s Great Mid-Size Workplaces for its distribution business by the Great Place To Work® Institute in the 2017 edition.

Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited is in its 23rd year of operations in India. Its subsidiaries include Sony Pictures Networks Distribution India Private Limited, MSM-Worldwide Factual Media Private Limited, MSM Discovery Private Limited, Taj Television (India) Private Limited, Aqua Holding Investments [Pvt.] Ltd., and Bangla Entertainment Private Limited.

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