Toonz’ Shiva Series Shapes Up

India-based Toonz Animation is prepping the animated series Shiva, its second adaptation of the nation’s mythology. In an interview with India’s Business Standard, Toonz CEO P Jayakumar, said the series will be produced as a low-cost series and consist of 13 half-hour shows that will air in India on Cartoon Network starting in about six months.

“We are venturing into a different format, which would be close to what may be called picture book animation, with Shiva,” he says.

Toonz’ first entry into adapting myth was the animated feature film The Return of Hanuman, which unspools at the Annecy Festival this week.