Top 17 “Motu Patlu” Facts

This animated series’ story is not limited to what we see on television, and in this article, we will provide you with facts you may or may not have been aware of. With that, here is a list of the Top 17 Motu Patlu facts.

1. Motu and Paltu were based on a comedy duo

In the early classical Hollywood era of American cinema, Englishman Stan Laurel and American Oliver Hardy were a famous comedy duo. And looking at their pictures, they look remarkably like the animated characters. Do you agree?

2. The same person voiced 6 of the characters in the series

Impressively, Saurav Chakraborty is solely behind the voices of Motu, Patlu, Ghasita Ram, Chingam, John, and Boxer. Geez, the talent in this man is unbelievable.

3. Patlu has broken the fourth wall

The fourth wall is defined as the imaginary wall separating the story from the real world. In one episode entitled “Chotu Ka Homework,” Patlu looks directly at the viewers. He joked that Motu would finish the math problem effortlessly if it were related to samosas.

4. Motu Patlu is in London

It is common knowledge that this duo is loved by children all over the world. And because of this overflowing admiration, they became the first Indian characters to have their figures displayed in a wax museum. You can now visit the characters at Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in London.

5. Grandparents love the show too!

Writer Niraj Vikram has told The Asian Age Indian daily newspaper: “Through our program, we want to inculcate good values in its viewers and because of this reason even the parents and grandparents love our show. The main aim is to make people laugh and writing comedy can be a difficult task.” Do your grandparents watch Motu Paltu?

6. Saurav Chakraborty has voiced a lot of popular animated characters

Let us talk more about this gifted and award-winning voice actor in this list of the best Motu Patlu facts. Saurav Chakraborty is responsible for the voices of the characters in Oggy and the cockroaches and Shaun the Sheep. And just to add more to his long list of achievements, he is also a well-known stand-up comedian, writer, and actor!

7. Media did not give much acknowledgment to the animated series at first

Director Suhas Kadav’s reply to The Asian Age’s question about the difficulties they’ve experienced was, “The only drawback that we face in India is that people do not acknowledge our work of animation as animated characters but call them cartoon characters. In the USA, animation is winning Oscars, even we want our work and show to win many accolades in our country.”

8. Patlu hardly gets hungry

With a slim build, it is believable that Patlu does not consume that much food. This is because he almost rarely feels hungry. In fact, a single bite of Samosas- Motu’s favorite food- is enough to make him feel full. How many samosas will it take to fill your stomach? 

9. Motu and Patlu cheered up the children of West Bengal amidst nationwide lockdown

The world has gone through a lot this year, and in an article that you can find on The Times of India’s website, the characters of the series decided to reduce the stress of the children in Durgapur, West Bengal. DMC (Durgapur Municipal Corporation) organized this event where mascots of the series visited the children of the city. That is so sweet!

10. Boxer’s real name is Raju

It is hard to keep this fact in mind considering it was only mentioned once in the series. But at least we now know that Raju’s parents actually gave him a proper name.

11. Motu Patlu is an animated adaptation of a comic magazine

The series was based on a Hindi comic magazine entitled “Lotpot,” published by the Mayapuri way back in 1969. And the magazine was so successful that the publishers released an English version too. Fortunately, these comic books can still be purchased on Amazon. Grab one now!

12. Dr. Jhatka was once nicknamed “Munna”

In an episode entitled “Jadoogar Phislekar Ka Bungalow” Dr. Jhatka told Motu that people used to call him “Munna” when he was a child. And in Hindi, the name means “baby.”

13. Motu Patlu won the Best Animated Programme or Series (2D or 3D) award at the 2020 Asian Academy Creative Awards (AACA)

The show has been making their audience happy and entertained for about eight years. And because of this, Motu Patlu has been consistently acknowledged as one of the best-animated shows internationally. An article posted on AnimationXpress India stated that “Motu Patlu has consistently been the top show in terms of viewership, watch time and ratings as per BARC statistics.” How impressive is that?

14. The show has been recognized as the most popular animation show in the world

For two years in a row, Google recognized Motu Patlu as the most popular show in the world. The animated series has impressively reached a lot of milestones within a span of only eight years. That’s crazy!

15. Motu’s catchphrase originated from his grandfather

You may not remember him saying this as it was only mentioned early in the series—the first episode to be exact. But Motu learned his famous catchphrase, “The brain does not function on an empty stomach,” from his grandfather. What catchphrase did you learn from your grandfather?

16. The show is now being broadcasted worldwide

The audience of this Nickelodeon show is not limited to India. Right now, they are being aired in other countries like Indonesia, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

17. The show has produced over 1,000 episodes

The Tribune India shares news about Motu Patlu completing 1,000 episodes, which you can read on their website. Another great milestone! Have you watched all 1,000?


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