Network picks up new medical kids’ animation for launch in mid-2021
Indian animation studio Cosmos-Maya has secured a deal with Disney India for its brand new kids series Dr Tenali Rama HMKD (104 x 11’), which will see the show launch on the network’s pay-TV channels in 2021.
Dr Tenali Rama HMKD is a new show from the creative team behind Cosmos-Maya’s Titoo. Targeted at kids aged 4-11 years, the series is an ode to doctors and medical professionals, chronicling the life and daily antics of Tenali, a 9-year-old child genius and qualified doctor who is running his family’s hospital in London – which was started by his Hindi-loving grandfather Dr. Murlidharan. Just like his namesake, he meets people and provides solutions to their unique ailments and problems with his sharp wit and problem-solving abilities.
The series takes audiences on a journey with the brainiac Tenali Rama, who uses his extraordinary intelligence and wit to help people with their problems, as reflected in his medical title: H.M.K.D. – Har Marz Ki Dawa. Tenali Rama’s uncle and adversary, Dr. Murgan, wants to own the hospital and constantly tries to prove that he is a better doctor than Tenali, but never succeeds.
Dr Tenali Rama HMKD is the latest series aligned with Cosmos-Maya’s mission statement to provide meaningful entertainment for young kids aged 4-11 years old, that also promotes industriousness, social values and purpose, in a fun and engaging way. The show’s relatable storylines are fun and entertaining, and children will be able to easily decode the medical concepts behind them. The show celebrates unity in diversity, with an array of characters from different cultures of the world.
Cosmos-Maya began production on Dr Tenali Rama HMKD last year as part of its extensive pipeline of new shows for 2021, with the studio aiming to launch four to five new IPs in both the TV and OTT space throughout the year.