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Cosmos-Maya Launches Massively Popular ‘Inspector Chingum’ Inspired By Rajnikant On Disney’s Hungama Tv


Jyothi Venkatesh

Summer has come early for millions of kids in India. Cosmos-Maya has launched ‘Inspector Chingum’, an eponymous spin-off of the popular ‘Motu Patlu’ franchise on TV. Fans of the character can watch the show on Disney’s Hungama TV 29th April onwards.The show was launched on Amazon Prime Video last summer and has been doing well on the platform. Disney has therefore been successful in leveraging the placement of the show.The very popular Inspector Chingum is one of the characters from Cosmos-Maya’s Motu Patlu and has been featured in more than 400 episodes of the series. Kids have loved him for 7 years and now he has his own show. This 52 episode series will have a 22-minute run time for each episode.

Chingum, inspired by Superstar Rajinikanth, has a heart of gold, helps everyone in need and carries out his duties with immense diligence. His misadventures make the character both comical and action oriented. Each episode of the series will feature funky rap songs by Baba Sehgal, one of the pioneers of Indian rap. Cosmos-Maya has also acquired from T-series, the rights to some of Bollywood’s popular dance numbers like ‘Lungi Dance’ and ‘Hudd Hudd Dabangg’.

Speaking on the development, Anish Mehta, CEO Cosmos Mayasaid, “The show boasts of a never seen before animation style. We have pushed the envelope of 3D animation quality with Inspector Chingum. Kids in the 200 million odd TV households are in for a real treat this summer.”Suhas Kadav, Chief Creative Officer, Cosmos-Maya and creator of the show added, “Inspector Chingum has a very lovable persona and is one of the most popular characters on MotuPatlu. He exudes charm, is comical and goes about fighting crime. These are just some of things that make his character very aspirational and endearing.”

Founded by internationally acclaimed Indian 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, has a controlling stake in Cosmos-Maya.

Cosmos-Maya boasts of a 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, Wow Kidz is one of the fastest growing kids’ platforms from Asia. These channels cumulatively boast of a subscriber base of over 20 Million and total view count of over 10 Billion views as on Apr 2019.

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