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Spin-off series of Leo da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa in the works

The kids animation series will have 52 episodes of 13 minutes each

Published: 22nd May 2018

Indian animation firm Cosmos-Maya is working with Italy based Rai Ragazzi and Gruppo Alcuni to create a spin-off series of animated Italian movie Leo da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa.

The film produced by Gruppo Alcuni was also screened at the Cannes Film Festival. It was premiered in Italy in January and released last month in Russia and South Korea. The film will open in China next month. 

Taking this success forward, Rai Ragazzi, Gruppo Alcuni and Cosmos-Maya have come together to co-produce the spin-off Leo da Vinci -- a children's cartoon series in Italian.

The series will have 52 episodes of 13 minutes each. It tells the story of 15-year-old Leo, who is curious and willing to invent new and unique machines. He also uses these inventions to keep evil at bay. 

Anish Mehta, CEO of Cosmos-Maya, says, "We brought in the 3D animation revolution in India with Motu Patlu and with each subsequent show, pushed all the envelopes of quality. Inspector Chingum, our latest show, which is currently on air has the finest 3-D animation quality for an Indian series. Now with 'Leo da Vinci's global appeal and universal storytelling, we are taking a step forward internationally."

Talking about the spin-off, Sergio Manfio, President and Creative Director of Gruppo Alcuni and director of the series, says, "Leonardo's achievements interest adults more than children. He has done such great things that seem incredible to us. However, to the little ones, who carry with them the gift of imagination, they seem almost normal. We wanted to combine fantasy with intelligence. With Cosmos-Maya's proven track record, we are confident that the series will be a success worldwide."

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