Cosmos-Maya is launching ‘Bapu’, a new show inspired by Gandhiji, for kids. This development comes soon after the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, held recently. 2019 also marks the 150th birth anniversary of the Mahatma. Founded by internationally acclaimed Indian filmmakers Ketan Mehta and Deepa Sahi, Cosmos-Maya is a leading India and Singapore based Animation Company that produces high quality 3D & 2D animation content. KKR backed Emerald Media, a Pan-Asia platform established by the leading global investment firm, for investments in the media and entertainment sector, has a controlling stake in Cosmos-Maya. The company presently has 13 shows on air including Intellectual Properties (IPs) like Motu Patlu, Inspector Chingum, Selfie With Bajrangi, Eena Meena Deeka, and is working with all major broadcasters in this space.
Out of the many gifts Gandhiji left for kids of subsequent generations, the greatest is instilling in them self-belief. “Be the change you wish to see in the world”, said the man who walked almost 400 km for the Dandi March. Cosmos-Maya has been working on the concept for the past two years. The company aims to not only empower half a billion Indian kids with Gandhiji’s values in a non-didactic format, but also to spread the Mahatma’s teachings to kids world over with entertaining, child-friendly storytelling.
“Kids are an impressionable audience. Hence parental approval is imperative. We aim to make each episode a family affair with parents giving additional commentary.”, Anish Mehta, CEO Cosmos-Maya.Suhas Kadav, Chief Creative Officer, Cosmos-Maya and creator of the show said, “Bapu belongs to everyone and is a perpetual part of the collective conscious of us Indians. Our show ‘Bapu’ will help kids learn the value of goodness and inspire and entertain in the process.”Anish Mehta, CEO Cosmos-Maya added, “‘Bapu’ will be a tribute to the man who had the power to shape the thinking of generations. Cosmos-Maya’s biggest IPs are all ‘Swadeshi’. With our production might, we are best equipped as story tellers in the sense that we can exercise our Creative Social Responsibility and communicate Gandhiji’s teachings in a fun but responsible manner.”
Founded by internationally acclaimed filmmakers Ketan Mehta and Deepa Sahi, Cosmos-Maya is a Singapore and India based Animation Company that produces high quality 3D as well as 2D animation content. KKR backed Emerald Media, a Pan-Asia platform established by the leading global investment firm, for investments in the media and entertainment sector, recently acquired a controlling stake in Cosmos-Maya. Cosmos-Maya boasts of a 14,000 sq. ft. state of the art studio located in the heart of the Indian entertainment industry - the picturesque Film City in Mumbai. It has expanded to other locations in Mumbai and Hyderabad, with a total area across its studio facilities in excess of 70,000 sq. ft. The company primarily focuses on creating IPs in the kids’ animation space and is presently working on multiple Indian animation TV series with all the leading linear & non-linear broadcasters. As a leading producer of some of the most successful shows in the space, the studio presently has 13 shows on air and 10 under production. Cosmos-Maya holds a distinct record for consistent delivery of popular Indian animation content and has produced an unprecedented 35000 minutes of original animated content in the last 5 years, comprising over 1500 half hour episodes.
With its launch in 1996, Cosmos-Maya pioneered the art and technology of Animation & Visual Effects in India. Over the last 20 years, the company has delivered award winning animated content, VFX work and game cinematics for global leaders like BBC, Disney, Google, EA among others and its work has fetched several awards at BAFTA, IFTA and Pulcinella to name a few.
Cosmos-Maya’s animation IP bank is highly popular globally among the Indian Diaspora. The bouquet of its YouTube channels under the umbrella brand, WowKidz is one of the fastest growing kids’ platforms from Asia. These channels cumulatively boast of a subscriber base of over 13 Million and total view count of over 8 Billion views as on Dec 2018.
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