VFX ‘Smashing Simmba’ wins Best 2D animation series at Asifa India Award of Excellence 2020-21 -

‘Smashing Simmba’ wins Best 2D animation series at Asifa India Award of Excellence 2020-21

The Bollywood-inspired original IP, Smashing Simmba wins the prestigious Asifa India Award of Excellence 2020-2021 under the Best 2D Animation series category. 

Speaking to Animation Xpress, a proud and happy POGO and Cartoon Network South Asia network head Abhishek Dutta said,  “We are delighted with the industry recognition for the show Smashing Simmba that premiered on POGO and I congratulate the entire team at Rohit Shetty Picturez and Reliance Animation. The show is inspired by Bollywood director Rohit Shetty’s Simmba and was conceptualized keeping in mind the love and connection our young fans have with the Bollywood genre and cinematic heroes. Since the launch of the animated series, Simmba’s swag and exciting adventures have captivated kids across the country.”

Co-produced by Rohit Shetty Picturez and Reliance Animation, Smashing Simmba follows a fun-loving prankster, Simmba, with endless tricks up his sleeve. He spends his days nabbing villains and miscreants along with his friends Ricky and Kittu Khabari. Simmba finds himself on exciting adventures which perfectly represent his catchphrase, ‘Mind-ich Blowing’.

Reliance Animation CEO Tejonidhi Bhandare mentioned, “We’re thrilled to receive the award and see that the character is creating a mark in the industry. It brings us immense joy to see how the show has shaped up despite the fact the entire development and launch happened during lockdown. It shows the hard work of the team and leaders like Vikram Veturi, Ruve Narang and Rajesh Bhosale. It was a difficult task to create and develop the personality of this character which is different from our other cop characters. We are committed to bring more fun and entertaining stories to life through Smashing Simmba. We thank the jury and Asifa for the award.”