CANNES: The studio behind the popular animated show Chhota Bheem, Green Gold Animation has been commissioned by Netflix to make an exclusive 13-episode series on its trademark show. Paradoxically titled Mighty Little Bheem, the series is set to be released in August 2018.
Each episode of Mighty Bheem will 22 minutes long and feature a baby version of the popular kids character. It could also be broken into 52 episodes of 5 minutes each.
The announcement was made by Netflix international kids acquisitions and co-production division head Aram Yacoubian at MIPCOM 2017. He said, "Chhota Bheem is iconic in India. We are happy to work with Green Gold to produce a younger baby version of him and bring it to global children."
Green Gold will dedicate a separate team of 100 people for the project.
Green Gold Animation CEO Rajeev Chilaka expressed, "We are very happy to partner with Netflix. We have created this especially for the world's leader."
The budgets for the whole show are expected to be in the range of about $ 3-4 million.