August 5 2013: Comic book creator and Batman writer, Grant Morrison has createda You Tube animated film series based on the Mahabharata. The seriestitled “18 Days” – recalling the 18 days of the Kurukshetra battle – has been launched by Graphic India as part YouTube’s global “Geek Week” event, with the first episode available now.
Subsequent episodes to be launched exclusively on YouTube in weekly instalments throughout the year. The series is available in English, Hindi and Tamil.
“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” says Gautam Anand, Director content partnership APAC, for YouTube.
“A genre mash of superhero action and mythology grounded in the all too human passions of its warriors, villains and monsters, 18 Days will rewrite the rules of epic fantasy,” adds Grant Morrison, the show’s creator. “I’m very excited to be working with Graphic India and YouTube for the launch of my first ever web series. 18 Days updates and retells the timeless stories of the Mahabharata for a new audience on a whole new platform.”
“18 Days takes one of the most enduring stories of the east, the Mahabharata, which is known by over a billion people, and places it in the capable hands of Grant Morrison, one of the greatest storytellers of the West,” comments Graphic India, Co-Founder & CEO, Sharad Devarajan. “There is no greater platform than YouTube to enable this story to engage with audiences around the world and we are delighted to be working with them.”This news story is sourced from Animation Xpress