Cosmos-Maya marks 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with new show ‘Bapu’

MUMBAI: Animation studio Cosmos-Maya is marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with a new show ‘Bapu’.

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,” said Cosmos-Maya CEO Anish Mehta.

Cosmos-Maya chief creative officer, creator of the show Suhas Kadav 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.”

Mehta 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 filmmakers Ketan Mehta and Deepa Sahi, Cosmos-Maya is an India and Singapore based Animation Company that produces 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.