Reliance Big Animation has bought the rights to develop an animated television series on content from the Indian publication Chandamama, which is owned by Geodesic.Twenty five episodes featuring the most popular characters and stories of Chandamama will be developed and ready in the next two to three years, reports Business Standard.
The deal size is not mentioned and which characters or stories will be selected is also not known, but seeing that mythology is the flavour of the day, the collection of Jataka Tales and other folk tales could be the right choice. Anything apart from the usual suspects from the Mahabharata or the Ramayana would be nice. Big Animation has most recently completed Little Krishna, a 3D animation series to be aired on Nick on May 11th. You can watch a promo of the serial on Youtube.
Chandamama had previously tied up with Thiruvananthapuram-based Toonz Animation India to produce an animated movie with budget of Rs. 200 million; there’s no update on when the movie will be launched. Apart from this, they have launched a cricket site called Caught&Bowled which offers contests, quizzes and games such as the 20-20 Board Game. Besides English, the comic book is available in 12 Indian languages – Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Gujarati, Santhali.
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