Indian and Singapore-based animation studio Cosmos-Maya partnered with Spanish independent company Apolo Films to co-produce its first full-length animated feature, Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds. The film is based on the animated TV series of the same name and is an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale.
Cosmos-Maya focuses on creating IP in the kids’ animation space in India and currently has 15 shows on air and 10 in production.
Cosmos-Maya will handle production and exclusive distribution in Asia. Universal is already set to take SVOD rights for several territories including the UK, France, and Germany.
“Dogtanian marks Cosmos-Maya’s resolute entry into the international feature film business,” says Anish Mehta, CEO of Cosmos-Maya. “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.”
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds first aired in 1981 as a 26-episode TV series. The series continues to air in over 100 countries.