India-based Toonz Media Group and Sharmaji Productions have teamed up to create the first preschool series about an Indian-American family, Uma and Devan Namaste! The companies have started production on the first season of the animated series.
The show follows Indian-America preschooler siblings Uma and Devan as they try to figure out how to honor their Indian heritage while also fitting into American society. The show teaches lessons through incorporating Indian culture in a way the creators feel is relevant to any culture.
The creation of the series follows Toonz Media turning the popular online and mobile game Smighties into a 39 x seven-minute digital series.