Doraemon in India refers to the Indian English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu adaptation of the Doraemon series in India. The license, along with Crayon Shin-chan, were held only by Spacetoon in India.
Despite the series' high popularity in India, the manga hasn't yet to be released there. It because the anime series is more popular than the manga series.
A Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu dub of Doraemon (1979 anime) began airing on Hungama TV on February 13, 2005. It became one of the most popular programs to be shown on the network and continues to be broadcast to this day. Over 500 episodes have been dubbed. On November 19, 2010, Disney Channel India, Hungama TV's sister channel, began showing reruns of the dub. Later on, Disney Channel India brought the new episodes of the anime. Doraemon is available on Amazon Prime Video India in Hindi, Telugu and Tami. In early 2018 Hungama TV has stopped to air the Hindi/Tamil/Telugu dub of the 1979 series.
A Hindi dub of Doraemon (2005 anime) began airing on Disney Channel India in the first quarter of 2013 as New Doraemon. Later on, it also started on Hungama TV in October 2014. In early 2018 Hungama TV has stopped to air the Hindi/Tamil/Telugu dub of the 2005 series but Disney Channel India has continued to air it. An Indian English dub began airing on Disney Channel India in 2019.
It is also available in Hotstar, an Indian online streaming service.
In the 1979 anime, the opening uses the Hindi/Tamil/Telugu version of Doraemon no Uta whereas the ending uses the Hindi/Tamil/Telugu version of Boku Doraemon with the animation from Bokutachi Chikyuujin accompanying it.
While in the 2005 anime, the opening uses the Hind/Tamil/Telugu version of Yume wo Kanaete Doraemon whereas the ending uses the Doraemon's Drawing Song.
Some of the Doraemon films have been dubbed into Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu and aired on both Hungama TV (until 2018) and Disney Channel India. Some of the titles of the films have been slightly modified, other titles have been completely changed.
However, only the 2 films, Doraemon: Nobita and the New Steel Troops ~Winged Angels~ and Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles ~Animal Adventure~ was released in Theatres, while the almost all of the movies was released on televisions, similar to what happens in Thailand.
In 2019, Hungama TV returns to airs Doraemon movies right after it's premiere on Disney Channel.
|#||Title in India||Title in Japan||Release dates|
|Hungama TV||Disney Channel||Theatres|
|1||Doraemon in Nobita's Little Space War||Doraemon: Nobita's Little Star Wars||5 December 2010||26 December 2010|
|2||Doraemon in Nobita's Great Adventure to the South Seas||Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas||27 December 2012||5 June 2011|
|3||Doraemon in Nobita and the Steel Troops-The New Age||Doraemon: Nobita and the New Steel Troops ~Winged Angels~||3 May 2013||6 May 2012||6 October 2011|
|4||Doraemon The Movie Nobita's Dinosaur||Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur||10 January 2013||27 November 2011|
|5||Doraemon The Movie Nobita's Dorabian Nights||Doraemon: Nobita's Dorabian Nights||9 December 2012||1 December 2012|
|6||Doraemon The Movie Nobita's Three Little Swordsmen||Doraemon: Nobita's Three Visionary Swordsmen||25 July 2013||23 March 2013|
|7||Doraemon The Movie Nobita Aur Jadooi Tapu||Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles ~Animal Adventure~||1 October 2013||29 June 2013||24 May 2013|
|8||Doraemon The Movie Khel Khilona Bhool Bhulaiya||Doraemon: Nobita and the Tin Labyrinth||12 October 2013||14 September 2013|
|9||Doraemon The Movie Nobita in Jannat No.1||Doraemon: Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds||10 March 2014||25 January 2014|
|10||Doraemon The Movie Yeh Bhi Tha Nobita Woh Bhi Tha Nobita||Doraemon: Nobita and the Legend of the Sun King||1 November 2014||28 June 2014|
|11||Doraemon The Movie Jadoo Mantar Aur Jahnoom||Doraemon: Nobita's New Great Adventure into the Underworld ~The 7 Magic Users~||7 September 2015||9 August 2014|
|12||Doraemon The Movie Nobita The Explorer Bow! Bow!||Doraemon: New Nobita's Great Demon ~Peko and the Exploration Party of 5~||13 September 2015||13 December 2014|
|13||Doraemon and Adventures of Koya Koya Planet||Doraemon: The Record of Nobita's Spaceblazer||28 September 2015||5 September 2015|
|14||Doraemon The Movie Galaxy Super Express||Doraemon: Nobita and the Galaxy Super-express||30 January 2016||30 January 2016|
|15||Doraemon The Movie Toofani Adventure||Doraemon: Nobita and the Windmasters||6 February 2016||6 February 2016|
|16||Doraemon The Movie: Gadget Museum Ka Rahasya||Doraemon: Nobita's Secret Gadget Museum||25 June 2016||26 March 2016|
|17||Doraemon The Movie: Stand by Me||Stand by Me Doraemon||19 June 2016||6 July 2016|
|18||Doraemon Nobita Bana Superhero||Doraemon: The Record of Nobita's Parallel Visit to the West||14 August 2016||2 October 2016|
|19||Doraemon Nobita in Ichi Mera Dost||Doraemon: Nobita in the Wan-Nyan Spacetime Odyssey||13 November 2016||28 November 2016|
|20||Doraemon Nobita Ki Nayi Duniya||Doraemon: Nobita's Diary on the Creation of the World||18 December 2016||27 November 2016|
|21||Doraemon Nobita In Hara Hara Planet||Doraemon: Nobita and the Green Giant Legend||19 February 2017||4 March 2017|
|22||Doraemon Nobita Aur Ek Jalpari||Doraemon: Nobita's Great Battle of the Mermaid King||26 June 2017||4 June 2017|
|23||Doraemon Nobita And Jangal Mai Dangal||Doraemon: Nobita and the Animal Planet||Unknown whether it will air since the show has stopped airing||17 June 2018|
|24||Doraemon Nobita Ki Universe Yatra||Doraemon: Nobita Drifts in the Universe||Unknown whether it will air since the show has stopped airing||19th October 2018|
|25||Doraemon Nobita Aur Antariksh Daku||Doraemon: Nobita's Space Heroes||Unknown whether it will air since the show has stopped airing||9th November 2018|
|26||Doraemon Nobita And The Kingdom Of Robot Singham||Doraemon: Nobita in the Robot Kingdom||1st September 2019||1st September 2019|
|27||Doraemon Nobita Aur Birdopia Ka Sultan||Doraemon: Nobita and the Winged Braves||10st September 2019||8th September 2019|
Hindi Voice Cast
- Doraemon- Sonal Kaushal (2005-2018), Sumriddhi Shukla (2019 onwards)
- Nobita Nobi- Akanksha Sharma (current), Simaran Kaur (previous), Aakash Ahuja (previous), Ojaswini Gul (previous)
- Akanksha Sharma also voiced Nobita for part of the 1979 anime, before being replaced by Simaran Kaur.
- Shizuka Minamoto- Parul Bhatnagar
- Takeshi Goda- Deepansh Kakkar
- Suneo Honekawa- Wajahat Ul Hasan, Abhilash Thapliyal (previous)
- Nobita's Dad- Salim Khan
- Nobita's Mom- Pallavi Bharti
- Dekisugi- Pallavi Bharti
- Dorami- Pallavi Bharti
- Suneo's mother- Parul Bhatnagar
- Mini-Doras- Sonal Kaushal
- Sensei- Salim Khan
- Gian's mother- Pallavi Bharti
- Jaiko Goda- Pallavi Bharti
- Sewashi Nobi- Pallavi Bharti
- The Title Card in the Hindi/Tamil/Telugu dub were untranslated and kept in Japanese, and they wouldn't be used until Season 5 onwards.
- In the early years of the show's airing, episodes that had bath scenes and other questionable content were kept uncensored. However, this has changed later on due to the tighter censorship rules.
- The Doraemon series is currently the highest rated kids' show in India and has won the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award India for Best Show for Kids in 2013 and 2015. The series was also nominated in Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award India in 2017.
- Due to the alleged bad influence of the anime, the Hindi (A Sanskritised standard register of Hindustani, divided from Urdu) dubbed series was banned in Bangladesh first and then Pakistan. Pakistan had also banned Crayon Shin-Chan. In 2016, politicians and conservative activists in both India and Pakistan campaigned to ban the show from television because they claimed it "corrupts children."
- It is unknown what Indian dubbing studio which dubbed the Doraemon anime series in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Indian English.
- It's unknown if Disney Channel India is still airing Doraemon in English.