Dreamworks has greenlit Monkeys of Bollywood, an animated musical movie in the spirit of India's Bollywood cinema. Hindu epic poem "The Ramayana" inspired the Bollywood-style animated musical. There's some serious talent to back the project:
Producers Paul Berges and Gurinder Chadha, Broadway lyricist Stephen Schwartz and Composer A.R. Rahman.
A few words from lyricist Stephen Schwartz about the Monkeys of Bollywood:
"The story will be set in Mumbai and follows two monkeys who try to stop a long forgotten demon from conquering the world."
Indian names are attached to the film, and it sounds like a great project to promote the Ramayana, but I bet some fundamentalist Hindus will still try to fuel a useless controversy...
Anyway, can singing monkeys save the world? Well, more details about the Monkeys of Bollywood soon!