Sony Pictures Network India is all set to expand its animated content production slate and announced a slew of new animated series in development.
Earlier this year, SPN made its animated content production debut by launching 2D animated series of Sudha Murthy’s Stories of Wit and Magic in Netflix. After the success of this series the production house is planning to adapt more fiction novels for screens.
First reported by Kidscreen, the production network is developing four animated series, tentatively titled Maya’s Magic Makeup Box, Basics of Flying, Tuckbuck Tales and Karna – The Guardian, and more.
Talking about the upcoming shows, SPN India kid’s business head Leena Lele Dutta told to Kidscreen, “The production division launched in 2019, representing the network’s first move into creating content for its linear kids channel Sony YAY! and other third-party platforms. Now it’s looking to diversify kids TV offerings in India and fill a gap in the animation industry with projects aimed at young girls, which is an underserved market in the country.”
The upcoming shows are aimed at young girls which features stories about self-confidence, education, science, mythology and more.
Here’s the synopsis:
Maya’s Magic Makeup Box
Maya’s Magic Makeup Box (13 x 20 minutes) stars a 14-year-old girl who struggles with self-confidence issues until she stumbles upon a magical makeup box. But instead of changing her appearance, the box changes the world around her. The 2D-animated show is aimed at tweens and tackles the rollercoaster ride of adolescence with a blend of comedy and drama.
Basics of Flying
Basics of Flying (10 x 10 to 15 minutes) is a CG-animated aviation series seeking to educate kids about the science of flying. Every episode focuses on a different aviation topic, such as takeoff/landing, functions of flight instruments and visual flight rules.
Karna – The Guardian
Karna – The Guardian (12 x 22 minutes) will present a modern reinterpretation of Mahabharat, an Indian folk tale about the battle for power between two groups of cousins, the Pandavas and Kauravas. The story will focus on the character Karna in a mix of science, mythology and Bollywood highlights.
Tuckbuck Tales (26 x seven to eight minutes) centers on a family of horses living in a small town. Unfolding from the point of view of a five-year-old girl and her younger brother, the series is focused on developing social intelligence and empathy in young viewers.