Cosmos-Maya launches massively popular ‘Inspector Chingum’ on Disney’s Hungama TV

Summer has come early for millions of kids in India. Cosmos-Maya has launched Inspector Chingum, an spin-off of the popular Motu Patlu franchise on TV. The show was launched on Amazon Prime Video last summer and has been doing well on the platform. Disney has therefore been successful in leveraging the placement of the show. The very popular Inspector Chingum is one of the characters from Cosmos-Maya’s Motu Patlu and has been featured in more than 400 episodes of the series. Kids have loved him for seven years and now he has his own show. This 52 episode-series will have a 22-minute run time for each episode. 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 3D as well as 2D animation content. KKR backed Emerald Media, a Pan-Asia platform established by the leading global investment firm, for investments in the media and entertainment sector, has a controlling stake in Cosmos-Maya. Chingum, inspired by Superstar Rajinikanth, has a heart of gold, helps everyone in need and carries out his duties with immense diligence. His misadventures make the character both comical and action-oriented. Each episode of the series will feature funky rap songs by Baba Sehgal, one of the pioneers of Indian rap. Cosmos-Maya has also acquired from T-series, the rights to some of Bollywood’s popular dance numbers like Lungi Dance and Hudd Hudd Dabangg. Speaking on the development, Cosmos Maya CEO Anish Mehta said, “The show boasts of a never seen before animation style. We have pushed the envelope of 3D animation quality with Inspector Chingum. Kids in the 200 million odd TV households are in for a real treat this summer.” Cosmos-Maya creator and chief creative officer Suhas Kadav added, “Inspector Chingum has a very lovable persona and is one of the most popular characters on Motu Patlu. He exudes charm, is comical and goes about fighting crime. These are just some of the things that make his character very aspirational and endearing.” Fans of the character can watch the show on Disney’s Hungama TV 29 April onwards.