Tendulkar to feature in animated cricket programme
Mumbai: Senior India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will make his television debut in an animation series called 'Master Blasters' in which he will be seen mentoring young talents from across the world.
The 3D computer-generated imagery of action, comedy and adventure animation series would be co-produced by Shemaroo Entertainment and Moonscoop, and the first season will comprise 26 episodes of 22 minutes each.
"The work has started and it will be ready by next year," a spokesperson for Shemaroo Entertainment said.
In the series, Tendulkar is appointed by The Programme for International Training of Cricket Heroes (PITCH), to head a training camp for the finest young cricket talents from around the world, a media release said.
While coaching and teaching the young hopefuls the finer points of the game, Tendulkar also mentors them to be down to earth.
"I have always been fascinated with the world of animation and have enjoyed watching it with my children. The challenge for the production team will be to ensure that some human values and learnings are imparted while continuing to entertain the viewers through the series," Tendulkar was quoted of saying in the release.
"It will indeed be a different experience to see one's own rendition on the animated screen, performing larger than life action much beyond the limitation of the real world," he added.
The adventurous Master Blasters series, featuring Tendulkar, along with twelve kids, is animated with fun filled, 3D comedy action and cricket.