Ghee Happy, a playful reimagining of Hindu deities, is officially slated as Netflix’s latest animated series. The project comes from Pixar veteran Sanjay Patel, who worked on the studio’s big staples, like Ratatouille and the Incredibles films. Patel’s short, Sanjay’s Super Team, was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 88th Academy Awards.
Like Sanjay’s Super Team, Ghee Happy focuses on Hindu deities, but instead of a little human boy discovering them as superheroes, Ghee Happy turns the gods and goddesses into children themselves. Taking place at a “deity daycare,” the series will revolve around the little deities discovering their powers.
“For the past 25 years I’ve been working in kids and family entertainment without having kids of my own. Having finally become a parent, I’m so excited and lucky to be able to create a preschool series that introduces the great pantheon of Hindu Deities, not just into a beautiful and colorful series that is truly entertaining and original to my kiddos, but to families around the world,” said Patel in a press release.
Netflix continues to expand not only its original animated catalogue, but also its international catalogue. Ghee Happy will join titles such as Rajiv Chilaka’s Mighty Little Bheem and Dino Girl Gauko from Akira Shigino.