Animated Mahabharata Series “18 Days” on YouTube
As most Indian entertainment companies lack original ideas, they either blindly follow Hollywood or repeatedly make films, TV shows, etc. around Ramayana and Mahabharata, which are the two most respected epics in India.
Once again, a character entertainment company Graphic India has planned another Mahabharata show. It has launched the animated web series, “18 Days,” with superstar comic book creator and Batman writer, Grant Morrison in association with YouTube.
The series was launched today, August 5, as part of YouTube’s global “Geek Week” event, with the first episode available now at http://youtu.be/WM27xmTN-uw and subsequent episodes to be launched exclusively on YouTube in weekly installments throughout the year.
“Mahabharata is an epic story and we are very excited to bring the animated version of this great Indian epic to YouTube users worldwide. Partnering with Grant Morrison and Graphic India for this YouTube exclusive will set the bar for more such high quality web original series” said Gautam Anand, director Content Partnerships APAC for YouTube.
According to the company, the series will be released in English, Hindi and Tamil.
Founded by Sharad Devarajan, Gotham Chopra, and Suresh Seetharaman, Graphic India is owned by U.S. comic book Company, Liquid Comics and CA Media LP, the Asian investment arm of The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG).