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Cosmos-Maya Set to Co-produce Animated Movie DOGTANIAN AND THE THREE MUSKEHOUNDS with Apolo Films


12 February 2020

Cosmos-Maya will part finance and co-produce the full-length animated feature film based on the animated TV series “Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds”.

Universal is already on board the project taking SVOD rights for several key territories including the UK, France and Germany.

TVE, Lusomundo and A Contracorriente in Spain are also partners on the film, which has financial support from ICO, Banco Santander, Sodena and Sonagar.

Cosmos-Maya Launches Feature Film Division

Universal on Board Debut Project as Global SVOD Partner

Leading India and Singapore-based animation studio Cosmos-Maya is making its first foray into animated feature films, partnering with Spanish independent Apolo Films to co-produce Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds, an adaptation the classic tale of ‘The Three Musketeers’.

Cosmos-Maya will part finance and co-produce the full-length animated feature film based on the animated TV series “Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds”. Universal is already on board the project taking SVOD rights for several key territories including the UK, France and Germany. TVE, Lusomundo and A Contracorriente in Spain are also partners on the film, which has financial support from ICO, Banco Santander, Sodena and Sonagar.

The script of the film is being written by the award-winning American screenwriter Doug Langdale (Kung Fu Panda, The Book of Life, The WeekendersScooby-Doo!Top CatGuardians of Oz) and will be based on the original  written by Apolo Films’ Claudio Biern Boyd. As co-producer, Cosmos-Maya will handle production of the film and exclusive distribution in Asia.

Dogtanian and The Three Muskehounds is a heritage kids’ brand drawn from Alexandre Dumas’ classic ‘The Three Musketeers’ and was first released in 1981 as a 26-episode TV series. Dogtanian was at the peak of its popularity in the 1980s and four decades since the IP’s launch on TV, it is still aired in over 100 countries.

 

 

Toni Garcia, Producer Director at Apolo Films, and Director of the new feature film saidDogtanian is very close to our hearts and no stone will be left unturned to recreate this magical IP. The partnership with Cosmos-Maya has been very favorable as they too are very enthusiastic about the venture. It is fascinating to see the levels of workmanship at the studio. There is a culture of sharing and learning, which positively impacts the quality of the output and delivery time. One for All and All for One.”

Anish Mehta, CEO Cosmos-Maya said, Dogtanian marks Cosmos-Maya’s resolute entry into the international feature film business. With 25 years of rich experience in animation production, and the backing of American Private Equity firm KKR, which has a controlling stake in Cosmos-Maya, we are well poised for all round growth. A state of the art independent studio has been set up for high quality feature films, and we’re thrilled to have Dogtanian as our debut project in the Feature Film division.”

Claudio Biern Boyd, President of Apolo Films added Dogtanian will entertain children as it used to do their parents 40 years ago, following our philosophy: make kids happy. We are very proud of the co-production deal with Cosmos-Maya mixing creativity, high quality and worldwide known brands. We’re beginning a strong relationship.”

About Cosmos-Maya
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 2D and 3D animated content. KKR backed Emerald Media, a Pan-Asian platform established by the leading global media and entertainment investment firm, acquired a controlling stake in Cosmos-Maya in 2018.

The company primarily focuses on creating IP in the kids’ animation space and is presently working on multiple Indian animation TV series with all the major linear & non-linear broadcasters in the territory. As a leading producer with a track record of successful shows, the studio presently has 15 shows on air and 10 in production, including five European co-productions, the latest one being ‘Galactic Agency’, a co-production with Studio 100.

Cosmos-Maya has a solid reputation for consistent delivery of popular Indian animated content and has produced an unprecedented 40000 minutes of original animation in the last five years, comprising over 2000 half hour episodes. Cosmos-Maya’s IPs air in more than 150 countries today.

Cosmos-Maya’s bouquet of YouTube channels under the umbrella brand WowKidz is one of the fastest growing kids’ platforms in Asia. These channels cumulatively boast of a subscriber base of over 37 million and total view count of over 18 billion as of February, 2020. In addition to the domestic catalogue, it airs massively popular shows like The Smurfs and Chinese franchise, Boonie Bears, and Little Baby Bum for pre-schoolers.

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