HYDERABAD, India, May 30, 2012 — DQE, the global entertainment company, announced today that Disney XD has acquired the 3D HD animated series The Jungle Book, to premiere on 11 June 2012 on the cable and satellite channel available in over 78 million U.S. households.
Jungle Book – 26 x 22″ 3D HD has generated tremendous interest world-wide including Europe for broadcasting and home entertainment including Licensing which DQE is working in collaboration with co-producers Moon Scoop France, ZDF Group Germany and TF1 France.
SMC Entertainment, a division of Sun-Mate, has the television, home video, licensing and merchandising rights in North America for The Jungle Book based on an earlier agreement with DQE.
Rudyard Kipling’s most loved characters come to life in The Jungle Book 26 x 22″ TV series for ages 6 to 9. It narrates stories of the man cub Mowgli who was raised in the Indian jungles by a pack of wolves since he was born. Drama, excitement and adventure mixed with a high element of comedy tells the tales of Mowgli, his beloved mentor, Baloo, the wise bear, Bagheera, his panther buddy and the lazy rock python Kaa.
Together they take on the evil Shere Khan who is out to get Mowgli. His adventures open out in the lush tropical forest of Seeonee amidst splendid Indian royal forts, temples, waterfalls, the Waigunga river and many other picturesque locales. Throughout the series other characters from Kipling’s jungle stories add drama, comedy and action to top quality animation and story-telling.
Tapaas Chakravarti, Chairman & CEO of DQE Group, commented: “We are honoured that The Jungle Book will soon be on Disney channels in USA. Mowgli and his friends have found their rightful home and we are confident that they will continue to enthrall audiences in their new CGI avatars.”