“Baahubali: The Lost Legends” now in animation series by Amazon

The magnum opus ‘Baahubali’, a film that earned over Rs 6000 million at the worldwide box office, is now being turned into a new multi-episode animated series titled – “Baahubali: The Lost Legends”. This was announced by Amazon Prime Video which has tied up with acclaimed filmmaker SS Rajamouli, Graphic India and Arka Mediaworks. image001 (2)“S.S. Rajamouli is one of the most visionary movie minds in current times and we are thrilled to have him launch this exclusive series, Baahubali: The Lost Legends,” said Prime Video India, director and country head, Nitesh Kripalani. “The animation series will allow our customers to discover hidden stories and legends from the Baahubali world.” “What we managed to showcase in the film was just the tip of the iceberg,” said director Rajamouli. “From the minute I started working on this story, I knew the world of ‘Baahubali’ cannot be encompassed into a film or two, simply because there is so much more to tell and animation is another way to do that.” Graphic India, co-founder and CEO, Sharad Devarajan added: “Filled with political intrigue, betrayal, war, action and adventure, this animated series will take audiences on new adventures beyond the film as we learn for the first time the events that shaped Baahubali from a young prince into a legendary hero. Amazon Prime Video is the perfect partner to help us reach Baahubali’s millions of fans through their unparalleled digital reach.” Arka Mediaworks, CEO, Shobu Yarlagadda said, “Having created so many iconic stories and characters, there is nobody more equipped than Graphic India, to take the story of Baahubali forward. We are very excited for what’s to come.” As a part of festive celebrations, customers can watch the exclusive teaser trailer of Baahubali: The Lost Legends, the animated series on the official website of Amazon.in only on 1 and 2 October, 2016. baahubali lost legends 2 Baahubali: The Lost Legends is set before the Kalakeya invasion depicted in the movie, when Baahubali and Bhallaladeva are still both young princes of Mahishmati. Two brothers competing to rule the greatest kingdom of its age and the epic adventures they must endure to prove they are worthy to one day wear the crown. Under the watchful eye of Sivagami, and the warrior Katappa, one shall rise to be King of the throne, while the other shall become King of the people. The animated series will feature new, never before revealed stories about the characters from the film including Prince Baahubali, Bhallaladeva, Kattapa and Sivagami as well as dozens of new characters that will expand the world of Baahubali and reveal hidden secrets for millions of fans. The series will follow the relationship between the two cousins as they journey across the Kingdom of Mahishmati, uncovering hidden mysteries, stopping ancient terrors and defending their people from danger. The animated series was conceived by S S Rajamouli, Sharad Devarajan and Arka Mediaworks, who will all be producers along with Jeevan J. Kang who will serve as  Graphic’s EVP creative and the lead character designer for the new animated series. Graphic’s senior animation writer, Ashwin Pande, will also be a producer.