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Cosmos-Maya plans to produce movie based on ‘Motu Patlu’
Mumbai: Singapore and Mumbai-based Cosmos-Maya is planning to produce a theatrical feature film based on its children’s TV animation show ‘Motu Patlu’, which has completed almost 500 episodes on Nickelodeon.
“We intend to produce a theatrical feature film based on ‘Motu Patlu’ soon. In the last four years, we have completed almost 500 episodes of the show. The high ratings we have received for both ‘Motu Patlu’ and ‘Shiva’ are greatly encouraging. This would not have been possible without the support of our broadcast partner Nickelodeon,” said Cosmos-Maya CEO and producer of Motu Patlu Anish Mehta.
Cosmos-Maya is a market leader in the production of original Indian animation content. It currently has five TV shows on air. Three more shows are under production for launch later this year.
Speaking about the partnership, Viacom18 EVP and business head Nickelodeon, Nina Elavia Jaipuria said, “Indian animation has come of age and Cosmos-Maya has had a significant role to play in this journey. We are very happy to have partnered with them in bringing great content for our viewers. They are one of our key strategic production partners in the kids’ content space.”
The company’s association with Viacom18’s Nickelodeon, which began with ‘Motu Patlu’ in 2012, was further strengthened with ‘Shiva’, which was launched during Diwali last year.
“The Cosmos-Maya team is an extremely passionate team. We have partnered them for two key tent-pole shows till now—’Motu Patlu’ and ‘Shiva’. They have ensured great quality of content and met our requirements on quantity, in terms of volumes of episodes,” said Viacom18 head of programming for kids cluster Anu Sikka.
Cosmos-Maya’s other shows include ‘ViR: The Robot Boy’, which airs on Hungama, and ‘Kisna’, which airs on Discovery Kids.