Sunday, June 09, 2019

Madame Tussauds Delhi to Unveil Motu Patlu Waxwork Figures on Tuesday 4th June 2019

India - Madame Tussauds, the world’s most famous wax attraction, is bringing Motu and Patlu, two of India’s most loved cartoon characters, to its Delhi attraction. The wax figures of the duo will be unveiled on Tuesday 4th June 2019, at the attraction located in the iconic Regal building in Connaught Place.


Motu and Patlu illustrate the imperishable bond between two friends living in an imaginary town. Both Motu & Patlu have a strong fan following with Kids and parents due to their clean and fun content that has led to many memorable adventures for the duo. They are noted for getting into hilarious situations from which they manage to extricate themselves only through luck. The iconic characters were created by late Shri A P Bajaj owner of LOTPOT in the year 1969, thereafter Mr. P K Bajaj (his son) and Mr. Aman Bajaj - (his grand Son) carried forward the legacy and took the brand to next level with animated series on Nickelodeon.

The newest additions to Madame Tussauds Delhi feature wax works depicting Motu, with his favourite snack samosa, and Patlu, with his quintessential know-it-all expression.


Over the last 50 years, the comic characters have won numerous accolades like the ‘Best Animated Character at BAF Awards’, Best Animated Character for 3 consecutive years at the Kids' Choice Awards and the Best Animated Characters at the Delhi CG awards.
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Mr. Anshul Jain, General Manager, and Director, Merlin Entertainments India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Madame Tussauds Delhi is a complete family entertainment destination. The addition of Motu Patlu, the first Indian comic characters in the attraction, will further add to the experience for visitors of all age groups“.

Mr. P.K Bajaj - Editor / Owner of Lotpot Group said, “We are pleased and honored to partner with Madame Tussauds Delhi for Motu Patlu figures. Our brand is popular globally, and we couldn't have thought of better partner like Madame Tussauds to associate and give an enhanced experience to our fans and lovers of Motu Patlu.”

Mr. Aman Bajaj - Publisher / Owner Lotpot Group added, “Motu Patlu is a phenomenon and is over exceeding’s everyone’s expectations year on year bases. We are not only confident but sure Motu Patlu will do wonders at Madame Tussauds and will be a great hit here also like it did in magazine and TV.”

Fans of Motu and Patlu can experience and enjoy the figures from 4th June. Tickets can be booked online at the official website https://www.madametussauds.com/delhi/en/.

To celebrate Motu and Patlu's induction into the Madame Tussauds Hall of Fame, the attraction is hosting a "Who is Your Jodidaar?" competition, which is giving five lucky fans the chance to meet Motu Patlu on 4th of June!

Do you have someone who stays with you no matter what? Are you the troublemaker or the problem-solver? To enter, simply share a selfie with your Jodidaar (Friend, Sibling, Spouse etc) on your Instagram/Facebook feed and tell Madame Tussauds Delhi what makes your jodi special! Tag Madame Tussauds Delhi on social media and use hashtag #MeraJodidaar and get a chance to win FREE tickets to the Motu Patlu launch on 4th June 2019! 5 lucky winners along with their Jodidaars will meet Motu Patlu on 4th of June! Hurry!






Update (4/6) - From Indian Television Dot Com:

MOTU PATLU children's most-loved comic characters to join Madame Tussauds

MUMBAI: LOTPOT kids’ magazine characters, a national phenomenon "Motu Patlu" who were brought to life by Cosmos Maya and have been entertaining kids on India's leading kids entertainment franchise Nickelodeon are all set to create history. The iconic Nicktoons Motu Patlu based on the popular LOTPOT kids magazine characters are all set to be the first Indian animated characters to have their wax statues at the world renowned Madame Tussauds in Delhi. From Kids’ magazine to Nickelodeon to Madame Tussauds, the kid’s favourite awesome twosome is all set to get waxed on 4th June, 2019 in Delhi.

The association between the three- Lotpot, Cosmos Maya & Nickelodeon has created a vibrant ecosystem around the Motu Patlu franchise that keeps growing in scale and reach by the day. From being the leading character of the magazine of India to leading show across the kids category on television and digital; creating brand licensing opportunities across product categories, curating a great merchandising line, to taking the franchise to the silver screen Motu Patlu have strengthened their bond with kids across the country. To mark the undying friendship of Motu Patlu and their comic capers on television. The show and the characters have not just won hearts of kids in India, but also enjoy a huge fan following globally. The figure of the famous duo will delight children and adult fans across the country.

Expressing happiness on Motu Patlu’s latest feat, Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head -Hindi Mass Entertainment and the Kids TV Network at Viacom18 said, Motu Patlu since its television debut on Nickelodeon 7 years ago has gone on to be a global phenomenon, much loved and adored by kids. Taking the characters out of television screens into theatricals, consumer products, games have all added to the allure of the characters and helped forge an everlasting bond with kids.

Mr. P.K Bajaj - Editor / Owner of Lotpot Group "It always feels very nice to see and experience the love and affection of people have for our characters Motu Patlu. We are happy now fans of Motu Patlu can meet and see their Hero's in person.

Mr. Aman Bajaj - Publisher / owner of Loptot - The figures have come our very nice they look so alive as if they will start talking. We cannot wait to see Kids reactions when the will see their HERO'S in person. Great Job done by Merlin team.

An excited Anish Mehta CEO, Cosmos-Maya & Producer of the series said, "At Cosmos-Maya we feel privileged to have had the honour to create the show based on the iconic characters Motu & Patlu in a contemporary format; taking further the legacy of the brand created by Lotpot along with Team Nickelodeon. That the show has been entertaining kids for years now is a shining testimony to its appeal that cuts across generations & it is being featured at Madame Tussauds is the latest in its repertoire of distinguished honours!"

The Delhi Madame Tussauds showcases the wax statues of many Bollywood and International celebrities. Motu Patlu’s wax reedition is sure to be the most endearing addition to the elite celebrity club that includes names like Diljit Dosanjh, Shahid Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonu Nigam, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, David Beckham, Virat Kohli, and Michael Jackson amongst others.

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From Exchange4media:

Motu Patlu wax statues to grace Madame Tussauds in Delhi

Motu Patlu are set to be the first Indian animated characters to have their wax statues at Madame Tussauds in Delhi

Kids magazine Lotpot’s characters Motu Patlu who have been entertaining kids on Nickelodeon are set to be the first Indian animated characters to have their wax statues at Madame Tussauds in Delhi. The cartoon characters are all set to get waxed today.

The association between Lotpot and Nickelodeon has created a vibrant ecosystem around the Motu Patlu franchise that keeps growing in scale and reach by the day.

Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head - Hindi Mass Entertainment and Kids TV Network at Viacom18, said: “Motu Patlu since its television debut on Nickelodeon 7 years ago has gone on to be a global phenomenon, much loved and adored by kids. Taking the characters out of television screens into theatricals, consumer products and games have all added to the allure of the characters and helped forge an everlasting bond with kids.”

PK Bajaj – Editor, Owner of Lotpot Group, said, "It always feels very nice to see and experience the love and affection of people have for our characters Motu Patlu. We are happy now fans of Motu Patlu can meet and see their Hero's in person.”

Aman Baja - Publisher / owner of Loptot, said, “The figures have come our very nice they look so alive as if they will start talking. We cannot wait to see Kids reactions when the will see their HERO'S in person. Great Job done by Merlin team.”

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From Tribuneindia News Service:

Motu-Patlu find a place among stars at Delhi’s Madame Tussauds

New Delhi, June 4

Motu, with his favourite snack samosa, and Patlu, with his quintessential know-it-all expression, have found themselves a special corner at the Madame Tussauds here.

The popular cartoon characters are latest in the long list of celebrities from sports, entertainment and other iconic personalities already present at the Regal Building.

The event also marked the launch of the new Motu Patlu comic book for children.
“Our endeavour has always been to give a complete and memorable experience to all our visitors. Motu Patlu are the most loved cartoon characters in India at the moment. Their presence at Madame Tussauds along with the other celebrity figures will further enrich the experience of visiting families to the attraction,” Anshul Jain, Director, Merlin Entertainments India, said.

According to Jain, it took more than 20 artists and a period of five months to complete the project.

Initially featured in print in ‘Lotpot’ magazine, the characters went on to be telecast on Nickelodeon (India) network from 2012 onwards.

The comic duo are known to get into hilarious situations from which they manage to extricate themselves only through luck.

According to the creators of the show, ‘Motu Patlu’ combines entertainment and education and is designed for viewers of all ages.

“The show captures a right flavour of comedy and innocence, instilling ideas of right and wrong in kids in a subtle manner,” Niraj Vikram, screen writer, said.

P K Bajaj, founder and editor of Lotpot Group, also said it was a great moment to be recognised in an internationally acclaimed attraction.

“We are elated and look forward to kids’ reaction while meeting their favourite stars,” Bajaj said.

Madame Tussauds Delhi might come up with more cartoon characters in future in order to cater to the interests of viewers, especially the younger, said Jain. — PTI

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From Newkerala.com News:

Motu Patlu find spot at Madame Tussauds in Delhi

New Delhi, June 4 : Indian animated characters Motu Patlu have found a place at the Madame Tussauds here, becoming the first Indian animated characters to have their wax statues at the museum.

The statues of the iconic Nicktoons Motu Patlu, based on the popular Lotpot kids magazine characters, were unveiled on Tuesday, read a statement.

The show is aired on Nickelodeon.

Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head of Hindi Mass Entertainment and the Kids TV Network at Viacom18, said "'Motu Patlu' since its television debut on Nickelodeon seven years ago has gone on to be a global phenomenon, much loved and adored by kids. Taking the characters out of television screens into theatricals, consumer products, games have all added to the allure of the characters and helped forge an everlasting bond with kids."

To this, P.K. Bajaj, Editor-Owner, Lotpot Group, added "It always feels very nice to see and experience the love and affection of people have for our characters Motu Patlu. We are happy now fans of Motu Patlu can meet them in person."

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From The Economic Times:

Iconic cartoon characters, Motu Patlu, to get wax statues at Madame Tussauds Delhi

The Nicktoons become the first Indian animated characters to have their wax statues at the museum.

NEW DELHI: Indian animated characters Motu Patlu have found a place at the Madame Tussauds here, becoming the first Indian animated characters to have their wax statues at the museum.

Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head of Hindi Mass Entertainment and the Kids TV Network at Viacom18, said: "'Motu Patlu' since its television debut on Nickelodeon seven years ago has gone on to be a global phenomenon, much loved and adored by kids. Taking the characters out of television screens into theatricals, consumer products, games have all added to the allure of the characters and helped forge an everlasting bond with kids."

To this, P.K. Bajaj, Editor-Owner, Lotpot Group, added: "It always feels very nice to see and experience the love and affection of people have for our characters Motu Patlu. We are happy now fans of Motu Patlu can meet them in person."

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From AnimationXpress:

Motu Patlu to join Madame Tussauds

Popular iconic animated characters, Motu Patlu who have been entertaining kids on Nickelodeon are all set to create history.

Based on the popular LOTPOT kids magazine characters, Motu Patlu are going to be the first Indian animated characters to have their wax statues at the world renowned Madame Tussauds in Delhi. From Kids’ magazine to Nickelodeon to Madame Tussauds, the kid’s favourite awesome twosome is all set to get waxed today on 4 June, 2019 in Delhi.

Expressing happiness on Motu Patlu’s latest feat, Viacom18 Hindi Mass Entertainment and the Kids TV Network head Nina Elavia Jaipuria said, “Motu Patlu since its television debut on Nickelodeon seven years ago, has gone on to be a global phenomenon, much loved and adored by kids. Taking the characters out of television screens into theatricals, consumer products, games have all added to the allure of the characters and helped forge an everlasting bond with kids.”

The association between LOTPOT and Nickelodeon has created a vibrant ecosystem around the Motu Patlu franchise that keeps growing by the day. From being one of the leading characters of the magazine of India, to being a leading show across the kids category on television and curating a great merchandising line, Motu Patlu have strengthened their bond with kids across the country. To mark the undying friendship of Motu Patlu and their comic capers on television. The characters have not just won the hearts of kids in India and enjoys a huge fan following globally.

LOTPOT Group editor/owner P.K Bajaj mentioned, “It always feels very nice to see and experience the love and affection of people have for our characters Motu Patlu. We are happy now fans of Motu Patlu can meet and see their favourite.”

LOTPOT owner/publisher Aman Baja added, “The figures have come our very nice they look so alive as if they will start talking. We cannot wait to see kids reactions when the will see their favourite toon characters in person. Great Job done by Merlin team.”

The Delhi Madame Tussauds showcases the wax statues of many Bollywood and International celebrities. Motu Patlu’s wax reedition is sure to be the most endearing addition to the elite celebrity club that includes names like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Diljit Dosanjh, Shahid Kapoor, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonu Nigam, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, David Beckham, Virat Kohli and Michael Jackson amongst others.

Excited to hear this news, Cosmos-Maya CEO and producer of the series said, “At Cosmos-Maya we feel privileged to have had the honour to create the show based on the iconic characters Motu and Patlu in a contemporary format; taking further the legacy of the brand created by LOTPOT along with Team Nickelodeon. That the show has been entertaining kids for years now is a shining testimony to its appeal that cuts across generations & it is being featured at Madame Tussauds is the latest in its repertoire of distinguished honours!”

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From IANS via Siliconeer:

Motu Patlu find spot at Madame Tussauds in Delhi

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) – Indian animated characters Motu Patlu have found a place at the Madame Tussauds here, becoming the first Indian animated characters to have their wax statues at the museum.

The statues of the iconic Nicktoons Motu Patlu, based on the popular Lotpot kids magazine characters, were unveiled on Tuesday, read a statement.

The show is aired on Nickelodeon.

Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head of Hindi Mass Entertainment and the Kids TV Network at Viacom18, said: “‘Motu Patlu’ since its television debut on Nickelodeon seven years ago has gone on to be a global phenomenon, much loved and adored by kids. Taking the characters out of television screens into theatricals, consumer products, games have all added to the allure of the characters and helped forge an everlasting bond with kids.” To this, P.K. Bajaj, Editor-Owner, Lotpot Group, added: “It always feels very nice to see and experience the love and affection of people have for our characters Motu Patlu. We are happy now fans of Motu Patlu can meet them in person.”

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From mid-day.com:

Motu Patlu to join Madame Tussauds

Lotpot kids' magazine character, a national phenomenon Motu Patlu, who have been entertaining kids on India's leading kid's entertainment franchise Nickelodeon, are all set to create history.

The iconic Nicktoons Motu Patlu based on the popular LOTPOT kids magazine characters are all set to be the first Indian animated characters to have their wax statues at the world-renowned Madame Tussauds in Delhi. From Kids' magazine to Nickelodeon to Madame Tussauds, the kid's favourite awesome twosome is all set to get waxed on June 4, 2019, in Delhi.

The association between Lotpot and Nickelodeon has created a vibrant ecosystem around the Motu Patlu franchise that keeps growing day by day. From being the leading character of the magazine of India to leading show across the kids category on television and digital; creating brand licensing opportunities across product categories, curating a great merchandising line, to taking the franchise to the silver screen Motu Patlu have strengthened their bond with kids across the country. The show and the characters have not just won the hearts of kids in India, but also enjoy a huge fan following globally. The figure of the famous duo will delight children and adult fans across the country.

Expressing happiness on Motu Patlu's latest feat, Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head -Hindi Mass Entertainment and the Kids TV Network at Viacom18 said, "Motu Patlu since its television debut on Nickelodeon 7 years ago has gone on to be a global phenomenon, much loved and adored by kids. Taking the characters out of television screens into theatricals, consumer products, games have all added to the allure of the characters and helped forge an everlasting bond with kids."

Mr P.K Bajaj - Editor / Owner of Lotpot Group, said, "It always feels very nice to see and experience the love and affection of people have for our characters Motu Patlu. We are happy now fans of Motu Patlu can meet and see their Hero's in person."

Mr Aman Baja - Publisher/owner of Lotpot, said, "The figures have come out very nice they look so alive as if they will start talking. We cannot wait to see Kids reactions when the will see their HERO'S in person. Great Job was done by Merlin team."

The Delhi Madame Tussauds showcases the wax statues of many Bollywood and International celebrities. Motu Patlu's wax reedition is sure to be the most endearing addition to the elite celebrity club that includes names like Diljit Dosanjh, Shahid Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonu Nigam, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, David Beckham, Virat Kohli, and Michael Jackson amongst others.

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From Outlook Traveller:

Motlu Patlu Come Alive at Madame Tussauds in Delhi

The 90s were categorised by the omnipresence of popular Western shows on Indian television, especially kids’ channels. However, the past decade has paved way for development and rise of content created by Indian writers. Bringing back slapstick comedy with an Indian touch, Motlu Patlu has become a crowd favourite in the past years, garnering avid and loyal viewers. Madame Tussauds Delhi celebrated the success of the children’s show by revealing wax figures of the protagonists, making them the first animated characters to be displayed. The official display to the public was commemorated on June 4, 2019.

Showcased on Nickelodeon, Motu Patlu have become beloved to children in every other household. The intellectual one, Patlu is a slender man who is known as the smartest man in town but often falls into troublesome situations, thanks to the antics of his best friend and the humourous one, Motu. The silly shenanigans and hilarious dialogues have helped the show hold on their audience as they moved upwards on the ladder of success.

Internationally-acclaimed for their lifelike wax figures, Madame Tussauds will feature lifesize additions of the characters with the models of other celebrities and famous personalities at Connaught Place, Delhi.

The creators of the show, the LotPot group, had another ace up their sleeve as they released the new comic book featuring the amicable characters on the very same day. “It is a great moment for us, as our most popular creation is being recognised in an internationally acclaimed attraction. We are elated and look forward to kids’ reaction while meeting their favourite stars. We are happy to launch a new Motu Patlu comic book today for children”, said Mr. P.K Bajaj, the Editor and Founder of LotPot Group, commenting on the success of their creation.

Visit the museum with the younger ones in your life to enjoy the sculpted wax figures as they were intended to be and ensure to book your tickets here.

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Originally published: Saturday, June 01, 2019.

Original source: Glamsham; Additional sources: Bollyy, The Statesman, Zee Television News.
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