On the heels of its successful delivery of animated series “Cosmic Quantum Ray” for Mike Young Productions, “Tronji” for BBC and “Lively” for Google, Maya Entertainment Limited (MEL) has been awarded two prestigious international TV projects.
MEL will be working on an updated season of the iconic “Noddy” series comprising of 40 episodes, for Ireland based Brown Bag Entertainment. One of the most famous and beloved characters in the world of children’s literature by Enid Blyton, Noddy has also been a hit TV series seen worldwide in the past. The new update, in 3D, is commissioned by Channel 5 in UK and also will be seen on France 5, as just the beginning of another global sensation.
Building on its work on the “BoomDi” hiphop video which hit the Top Ten Billboard charts in the US, MEL will also be working on a 3D animated update of the hit 2D series “Da Jammies” about a group of children who dream of forming a hip hop band.
Jai Natarajan, EVP of MEL, commented “MELs history of steady and quality delivery and our record of extreme respect for translating existing IPs like Neopets and Jack Frost into 3D, are some of the reasons why Maya has been entrusted with these two wonderful franchises. We value our reputation and we are happy to be a part of such major global projects.”
Kathleen Zuelch, Producer of “Da Jammies” at FarCor Entertainment added “We at FarCor are very excited about doing this project with Maya. Da Jammies is a highly successful franchise and we look forward to taking it to the next level and new CG look with such a talented studio.”
Ronald D’mello, CEO, MEL, added “We are taking these projects immediately after recently concluding three very successful large projects, hence the experienced teams will transition smoothly with minimal bench time and we will avoid over-commitment. The order book beyond these projects also looks very strong with additional commitments from Mike Young, another UK children’s’ series pilot and several advanced conversations in TV and new media, beyond this fiscal year.”