Maya Digital Studios is one of the leading Animation studio in India offering competence in high-quality 3D Animation, 2D Animation as well as Stereoscopic 3D Conversion of content. Maya Digital Studio today is the largest original content creator of animation in India. MDS has demonstrated the capability to conceptualise and produce complex feature film length animated films like Ramayana: The Epic - the first Indian studio to self-produce this kind of intellectual property.
Maya Digital Studios animated television series like The Adventures of Motu Patlu, VIR -The Robot Boy, Eena Meena Deeka and Kisna are major draws on prime kids channels like Nickelodeon, Discovery Kids and Hungama, drawing high TRPs in the Indian children's TV space.
Apart from a focus on the high-end animation outsourcing, Maya Digital Studios is now also focussed on the development of IPR content, through the creation of Indian content that crosses over globally. MDS's recent offerings, The Adventures of Motu Patlu and VIR -The Robot Boy, Eena Meena Deeka and Kisna are drawing high TRPs in the Indian children's TV space while a few new ones are being developed and launched simultaneously.
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Founded by Ketan Mehta and Deepa Sahi, MDS pioneered the art and technology of Computer Animation & Digital VFX in India in the early 1990s. Carrying the legacy of world-class 3D animation and Digital Visual effects for over 17 years, the company stands for continuous innovation and cutting-edge technology and now also offers competence in high-quality 2D Animation. Having successfully carved out its niche within the animation & VFX industry internationally, MDS is now poised for rapid and substantial growth with multiple projects simultaneously running across the different range of services. With Industry leading software licenses and over 400 Technical Artistes, MDS is geared up to creating and producing International quality animation work in India.
MDS is a subsidiary of Cosmos Entertainment Pte. Limited.
MDS has undertaken international collaborations to produce content for BBC(UK), Ragdoll (UK), Rainbow, Mike Young Productions (USA), Electronic Arts (Canada), Sony (USA), Activision (USA), Google (USA), Big Screen Entertainment (India), VGI Entertainment (UK), Brown Bag Films (Ireland), Flickerpix (USA), Norm Hill Entertainment (USA), Sparky (Singapore) amongst others.
MDS's work has been recognised with several renowned international awards including Silver Hugo (US) & Pulcinella (Italy) and nominations at the BAFTA & IFTA.
A graduate in Economics from St. Stephen's College, New Delhi and then from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, he has over 30 years of experience in the Movie, TV, Commercial and Documentary field. One of India's internationally acclaimed filmmakers and having produced and directed over 10 full-length features like Manjhi - The Mountain Man, Rang Rasiya, Mangal Pandey - The Rising, Maya Memsaab, Holi and Mirch Masala as well as TV serials for almost all the premier broadcasters in India, he is a household name in the entertainment industry in India.
A film star, director, screenplay writer, producer and a media entrepreneur, Deepa has a substantial portfolio of achievements to her name. A graduate of the Delhi School of Economics as well as of the National School of Drama, she brings a wealth of experience and aesthetics to our projects.
The man behind Motu Patlu, the company’s flagship animation IP, Suhas is one of the key creative forces in the company. A trained artist from the esteemed J.J. School of Arts in Mumbai, he has been an animation veteran with almost 16 years of business across major animation studios and has worked on multiple internationally acclaimed projects. He is also involved in the development of the new IPs of the company.
With over a decade long experience across all the aspects of the animation production process including creative development, Dheeraj is one of the most well rounded creative professionals in the animation business in India. Having mastered all the ropes of the production process, he is responsible for company’s first show for the international markets, Eena Meena Deeka and continues to contribute to the creative development across all the new IPs in development.
A fine arts graduate from Nagpur, Ram is responsible for the overall quality supervision for all the content produced at the company. Having worked on multiple internationally renowned projects, he has developed a key eye for minute details and is generally involved in every aspect of the creative output process.
Asif started his career in junior management with PrimeFocus in 1998 and has over 18 years of work experience comprising of over 200 films, music videos etc. He joined Maya in 2013 as Outsource Producer and today he is the VP of the department, handling over 200 vendors. Churning out profits for the company with least vendor expense is Asif’s motto.
MDS has a 14,000 sq. ft. state of the art studio at Film City, Mumbai with seating capacity of over 400 artists expandable to 800 on the fly. The studio specialises in 2D as well as Stereoscopic 3D, S3D visual effects, S3D CG rendered animation, left and right camera live action cinematography and very high quality, cost effective 2D to 3D Conversion. MDS is known for its ability to adhere to high quality standards and timely execution of services required by international clients as validated by its list of repeat clients. With a focus on high-end work in the animation outsourcing business, MDS caters to film, television, games and online media in a variety of visuals that range from cartoon-shaded children programmes to realistic computer game cinematics. This has enabled the studio to establish technical and creative abilities to venture into co-production agreements with international content owners.
The working framework is 64-Bit Windows-based stage utilising a high velocity system spine of Foundry and CISCO center switches. MDS's render ranch is controlled by a several hundred Quad Core razor sharp edges each one outfitted with 16 GB RAM, Renders are taken care of at quick speeds utilizing 64-Bit Window HPC Servers. MDS utilises industry standard applications like Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Max, and Mental Ray Altering and line-ups use Adobe Premier Pro and Final Cut Pro. The Studio is connected with our overseas customers with rapid repetitive web leased lines and FTP servers. MDS's latest 2D Animation administrations are based on the Harmony from Toonboom.