DQE Jungle Book Reaches the 'Land of Smiles'

PR Newswire -- July 27, 2010

HYDERABAD, India, July 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DQE, the animation, gaming, live action entertainment production and distribution company, is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive broadcast agreement with Thailand based Thai Public Broadcasting Service (TPBS) for the animated 52X11' 3D TV series titled "The Jungle Book".

TPBS is a public broadcasting service in Thailand and is the country's first public TV station. It commenced broadcasting in 2008, and focuses mainly on children's programmes, news and documentaries during prime time hours.

Under the terms of this agreement , TBPS has exclusive free television rights to broadcast the 52 episodes of this animated series of The Jungle Book in both Thai and in English in Thailand for a period of three years. The Jungle Book has already been sold in160 countries around the world for broadcasting as well as licensing and distribution and several other strategic deals are currently under negotiation worldwide and are expected to be signed soon.

Tapaas Chakravarti, Chairman and CEO of DQE said:

"It's fantastic to have Thai Public Broadcasting Service on board for an iconic property such as The Jungle Book. We are sure that Jungle Book will be hugely popular globally and especially in Thailand once the series starts broadcasting in early 2011. Thailand's love for elephants and animals is legendary and Jungle Book is very close to this philosophy. 3D high definition Jungle Book in its new high quality visuals and story telling avatar will win the hearts of kids and parents alike in Thailand, "The Land Of Smiles".

Our partnership with TPBS with The Jungle Book has started brilliantly and we hope to continue it on other properties in times to come"

Jaranya Kengtawikarn (Joy), Manager of Foreign Programme Acquisition Department, Thai Public Broadcasting Service said:

"The legendary tale of Mowgli is an all time hit with all Thais and now The Jungle Book is coming back with a new touch, magical tale and new excitement in 3D animation. Kids will learn and be enlightened through the story that is full of knowledge and adventure.

However, this isn't just an ordinary entertained animation, but is an exchanging of thoughts, experiences, and new ideas in a field of children's animation. It's a privilege to gather this valuable source as a public broadcaster that plays a major role in society as media which promotes goodness to our audiences. All in all, The Jungle Book is the master piece of high international quality animation from India, our neighbour from south Asia."

Description of The Jungle Book:

The series tell stories of the man-cub 'Mowgli' raised in the Indian jungles by a pack of wolves. Drama, excitement and adventure mixed with a high element of comedy tell tales of how Mowgli lives and survives in the jungle, where his only companions are animals. His adventures reflect his daredevil, fearless, high-spirited and fun-loving escapades. He is helped by Baloo the wise bear, his best friend Bagheera the black panther and (sometimes!) mighty Kaa, the rock python. Mowgli learns to overcome adversity and make progress in his life by using his quick wit and natural curiosity, with his constantly optimistic outlook on life. This is very challenging for the little man-cub with an evil enemy like Shere Khan, the royal Bengal tiger on the prowl.

Mowgli's adventures open out in the lush magnificent tropical forest of Seeonee amidst splendid Indian royal forts, temples, waterfalls and the Waingunga river. Throughout the series many species of animal characters from the Kipling stories add flavour to the drama, comedy and action, bringing out excellent animation and quality storytelling.

Trailer available for viewing: http://www.youtube.com/user/DQEnt

Company Web Site : http://www.dqentertainment.com

About DQE:

DQE is one of the leading producers of animation, visual effects, game art and live action entertainment content for the global media and entertainment industry. DQE has produced/co-produced and distributed iconic brands such as Iron Man - the first 3D animated TV series, Twisted Whiskers, Mikido, Casper, Pinky & Perky, second season of Large Family, third season of Mickey Mouse Club House, First and Second Season of Madagascar TV Series and Fanboy & Chum-chum for Nickelodeon, USA and is now co-producing properties like The Little Prince and Little Nick with major international broadcasters and producers. DQE has a library of over 400 hours of international programs for distribution and licensing globally for TV, home entertainment, merchandising and publishing.

DQE's home grown production in Hi-end 3D, 'The Jungle Book' is in production as a 52 episode animated series and a 60 minute TV feature in co-production with international majors including TF1 and Moonscoop , France, ZDF Group, Germany and is to be released world-wide in 2010. Toomai-The Elephant Boy which is a live action TV series is in development in co-operation with international broadcasters, while several Indian IPs like Mysteries & Feluda, Omkar, Balkand I, II and III with International Broadcasters have had a successful run.

DQE is also developing a series of animated short films for television in collaboration with French production companies Method Animation and MK2. DQE, Method Animation and MK2 announced the production and worldwide distribution and exploitation of an animated version of 104 six-minute episodes inspired by the legendary film icon Charlie Chaplin's Hollywood films.

DQE has received several international awards including an EMMY for Tutenstein TV series, 11 Emmy nominations, The UK Broadcast Awards 2010, Sichuan TV Festival International "Gold Panda" Awards, Cartoons on the Bay awards, The E & Y Entrepreneur of the Year - 2009 India Award and many others.

DQE's production facilities are based in Hyderabad and Kolkata and it has international sales representatives in Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo. With a workforce of approx 3500 permanent employees DQE has a global client - partner base of over 90 producers, distributors, broadcasters and licensors including Walt Disney Group, Universal Pictures, Nickelodeon Animation Studios Inc., Electronic Arts, Marvel Comics, American Greetings, , BBC Group, M6/ France TV Group / TF-1 - leading broadcasting and Distribution groups from France, ZDF TV and ZDF Enterprises - leading Distributors/ broadcaster and global distributor from Germany, ABC Australia, Al Jazeera - Arabic nations, Disney Channels - Asia, Cartoon Network Group and many more world-wide.

Contact

DQ Entertainment International Sumedha Saraogi sumedha@dqentertainment.com Tel: +91-40-2355-3726-27

DQ Entertainment International P.R.Vishnu vishnu@dqentertainment.com Tel: +91-40-2355-3726-27

SOURCE DQ Entertainment

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