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Cosmos-Maya starts 2021 with new seasons of hit shows

Broadcasters commission 2nd seasons of Gadget Guru Ganesha, Titoo, and Bapu.

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MUMBAI: It’s just the second week of the new year, and animation studio Cosmos-Maya is already looking to outperform its own stellar run in 2020.

By mid-2021, among a bevy of numerous upcoming projects, the studio plans to release second seasons of audience favourites Titoo, Gadget Guru Ganesha (GGG) and Bapu. The former two have reached this milestone merely six months into their preliminary release. Titoo has been a top performer on Turner-owned Pogo, consistently being in the top five viewed kids’ animated programs on Indian TV. Bapu and GGG are streaming on Indian OTT platform Zee5 and have been consistent top performers on TV as well, with GGG contributing strongly to gross channel viewership of Disney Channel India.

The studio launched Titoo on Pogo in July 2020, a show about the eponymous schoolboy who likes to help people but always ends up causing trouble in the process. Bapu originally debuted in May 2020 and is a show about the Mahatma in a fun rendition of his social principles. Ganesh Chaturthi’20 saw the release of Gadget Guru Ganesha, a fantasy animated show about a group of orphans and their friendship with a little Ganesha who employs mystical gadgets to solve problems with them.

Cosmos-Maya has unwaveringly adhered to strict production and release timelines in the past year, and it has reflected in the best way for the quality and performance of the eight shows they’ve released. The new announcements are just the beginning of a long line-up planned in 2021, with big names such as Dabangg and Tenali Rama also in the offering.

Cosmos-Maya CEO Anish Mehta said the studio is creating new projects, and it's just the start of a great set of offerings lined up this year. 

"Disney India and Turner (Warner Media) have played an integral part in our shows achieving the level of success that they see today. The domestic and international markets are opening up to a large cultural and creative diversity of animated content from every corner of the globe, and Indian homegrown kids’ content is here to make a mark deeper than ever. Our terrific creative heads Suhas Kadav (Bapu) and Dheeraj Berry (Titoo and Gadget Guru Ganesha) have helmed the projects with utmost ingenuity and have met the bar for success as with every Cosmos-Maya produced project. We have our finger on the pulse of audience demands and the media business landscape and 2021 will see the best of it,” added Mehta.

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