Doraemon in India
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Doraemon is an anime series, originally a manga authored by Fujiko F. Fujio in 1969 in Japan. The Doraemon franchise came to India on February 13, 2005 when the anime aired for the first time on Hungama TV. It has won the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards India two times in a row for Best Show For Kids (2013 and 2015) and was nominated in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 edition for the same category. It is the most successful Japanese anime in India. It is the highest rated kids' show with more than 100 million+ viewers. The anime series is currently being aired on Disney Channel and streams on Disney+ Hotstar.
Anime (1979 series and 2005 series)
The anime has been airing on Hungama TV since 13 February 2005 which was the introduction of the Doraemon franchise in India. Since 19 November 2010, Hungama TV's sister channel, Disney Channel India, has been rerunning the old dubbed Doraemon episodes which have already been broadcast by Hungama TV. Disney India dubbed episodes starting with the Doraemon (1979 anime) series. Later episodes of the Doraemon (2005 anime) series started airing on Hungama TV and Disney Channel India, starting in October and November 2013 as New Doraemon. Several episodes of the 1979 anime version were represented again under the title Classic Doraemon on Disney Channel in January 2017. Since 1 January 2018, Hungama TV has stopped airing Doraemon episodes and is now exclusively aired on Disney Channel. However, Hungama TV has been airing the 2019 Indian dubbed releases of Doraemon movies right after its premiere on Disney Channel.
In November 2016 Amazon Prime India signed a deal with TV Asahi to stream various anime series including Doraemon exclusively in India. In 2020 Doraemon also started streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.
Since 2010, there have been a total of twenty-eight Doraemon movies that have been released in India; two of which received theatrical releases, while the remaining were TV Premieres on either Disney Channel India or Hungama TV. The first film to get a theatrical release was Nobita And The Steel Troops-The New Age which was a massive hit in Indian theaters. The second film was Nobita Aur Jadooi Tapu. The list of Doraemon movies that have been released in India are as follows in the table below.
The films are distributed in India by Disney UTV.
|#||Title in India||Title in Japan||Release Dates|
|Theatre Release||TV Release|
|1||Doraemon In Nobita's Little Space War||Doraemon: Nobita's Little Star Wars||5 December 2010|
|2||Doraemon In Nobita's Great Adventure In The South Seas||Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas||5 June 2011|
|3||Doraemon In Nobita And The Steel Troops-The New Age||Doraemon: Nobita and the New Steel Troops—Winged Angels||6 October 2011||6 May 2012|
|4||Doraemon The Movie Nobita's Dinosaur||Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur||27 November 2011|
|5||Doraemon The Movie Nobita's Dorabian Nights||Doraemon: Nobita's Dorabian Nights||1 December 2012|
|6||Doraemon The Movie Nobita's Three Magical Swordsmen||Doraemon: Nobita's Three Visionary Swordsmen||23 March 2013|
|7||Doraemon The Movie Nobita Aur Jadooi Tapu||Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles—Animal Adventure||24 May 2013||29 June 2013|
|8||Doraemon The Movie Nobita Aur Khel Khilona Bhool Bhullaiya||Doraemon: Nobita and the Tin Labyrinth||14 September 2013|
|9||Doraemon The Movie Nobita In Jannat No.1||Doraemon: Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds||25 January 2014|
|10||Doraemon The Movie Yeh Bhi Tha Nobita Woh Bhi Tha Nobita-King Of The Sun||Doraemon: Nobita and the Legend of the Sun King||28 June 2014|
|11||Doraemon The Movie Jadoo Mantar Aur Jahnoom||Doraemon: Nobita's New Great Adventure into the Underworld||9 August 2014|
|12||Doraemon The Movie Nobita The Explorer Bow! Bow!||Doraemon: New Nobita's Great Demon—Peko and the Exploration Party of Five||13 December 2014|
|13||Doraemon The Movie Adventures Of Koya Koya Planet||Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Spaceblazer||5 September 2015|
|14||Doraemon The Movie Galaxy Super Express||Doraemon: Nobita and the Galaxy Super-express||30 January 2016|
|15||Doraemon The Movie Toofani Adventure||Doraemon: Nobita and the Windmasters||6 February 2016|
|16||Doraemon The Movie Gadget Museum Ka Rahasya||Doraemon: Nobita's Secret Gadget Museum||26 March 2016|
|17||The Doraemon Movie Stand by Me||Stand by Me Doraemon||19 June 2016|
|18||Doraemon The Movie Nobita Bana Superhero||Doraemon: The Record of Nobita's Parallel Visit to the West||14 August 2016|
|19||Doraemon The Movie Nobita in Ichi Mera Dost||Doraemon: Nobita in the Wan-Nyan Spacetime Odyssey||13 November 2016|
|20||Doraemon The Movie Nobita Ki Nayi Duniya||Doraemon: Nobita's Diary on the Creation of the World||27 November 2016|
|21||Doraemon The Movie Nobita In Hara Hara Planet||Doraemon: Nobita and the Green Giant Legend||19 February 2017|
|22||Doraemon The Movie Nobita Aur Ek Jalpari||Doraemon: Nobita's Great Battle of the Mermaid King||4 June 2017|
|23||Doraemon The Movie: Jungle Mein Dangal||Doraemon: Nobita and the Animal Planet||17 June 2018|
|24||Doraemon Movie: Nobita Ki Universe Yatra||Doraemon: Nobita Drifts in the Universe||19 October 2018|
|25||Doraemon The Movie: Nobita Aur Antariksh Daku||Doraemon: Nobita's Space Heroes||9 November 2018|
|26||Doraemon The Movie: Nobita And The Kingdom of Robot Singham||Doraemon: Nobita and the Robot Kingdom||1 September 2019|
|27||Doraemon The Movie Nobita Aur Birdopia Ka Sultan||Doraemon: Nobita and the Winged Braves||8 September 2019|
|28||Doraemon The Movie Nobita in Gol Gol Golmaal||Doraemon: Nobita and the Spiral City||25 July 2020|
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