Cosmos Maya’s new series ‘Inspector Chingum’ premieres on digital ahead of pay TV

MUMBAI: Animation production major Cosmos Maya has launched its first spin-off from the popular ‘Motu Patlu’ franchise. The spin-off series titled ‘Inspector Chingum’ has premiered on digital ahead of pay TV.

Amazon Prime Video has already launched the spin-off series on its platform. This is the second series that the animation company has launched first on digital. Earlier, it had launched ‘Selfie with Bajrangi’ on Amazon Prime Video followed by a TV premiere on Hungama.

The character Inspector Chingum was an integral part of Nickelodeon’s popular show Motu Patlu and has featured in more than 700 episodes. Realising the potential of the character, the company took its popularity forward by creating this series where he plays the eponymous lead.

The new show has 3D animation mixed with the classic Bollywoodisque storytelling. Inspector Chingum also features funky rap songs by one of the pioneers of Indian rap, Baba Sehgal. Every episode will have a special song and which is one of the biggest highlights of the series.

Cosmos-Maya MD Ketan Mehta commented, “The advent of the digital platforms has empowered storytellers in a way that they can use new formats for their narratives. We are fortunate to be in this era of the content business, where linear and nonlinear platforms coexist and have plans to make the most of it.”

Cosmos Maya CEO Anish Mehta added, “We are an IP focused company and the launch of Inspector Chingum is in line with our vision. Inspector Chingum boasts of a never seen before animation style. It uses high-quality 3D animation in a 22 min format and each episode is being treated as a mini film. We believe in the marriage of linear and nonlinear platforms, thereby bringing the best of both worlds together.”

Singapore and India based Cosmos Maya is the largest production house of children’s content in Asia with a 1000 plus half-hour original content bank. KKR-backed Emerald Media had recently picked up controlling stake in the company.