Mario's works to be now animated TV show

PTI, PANAJI | 24 November 2014 22:21 IST

The renowned works of eminent cartoonist late Mario Miranda will now be developed into an animation series to be aired on television.

Mumbai-based Esham Studio has purchased the rights of few of the well-known works of Miranda like 'Ferry Across Zuari,' 'Carreira' and 'Welcome to Goa, which would be adapted into an animation series. 

"The script writer is a Goan named Shripad Pai who has seen the era which is depicted in Miranda's cartoons," Milind Kuri, who would be directing the series, told PTI. 

Kuri, an alumnus of the Goa College of Art, has directed animated short film 'Pensov - Do The Good' which is currently part of NFDC Film Bazaar at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here. 

"The animated series on Miranda's works will have voice-over in Konkani but considering the eminent cartoonist's fan following across the globe, we are sure that it will be received very well. Mario's fan following is worldwide and they are fond of his characters," he said. 

Each of his cartoons will be developed into 11-minute long animations and there would be a total of 52-episodes which would be shown on the television. 

Miranda, an internationally acclaimed cartoonist, was known his works which also depicted the laid-back life of Goa.

He died at his native place at Loutolim in Goa in 2011 at the age of 85.

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