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ZDF Enterprises and DQ Entertainment International embark on series 'The Jungle Book Safari'
Season 1 of the 26x12 minute episode series is a combination of animation and live action which will have the famous animated characters from The Jungle Book TV Series, Mowgli - the man cub, Baloo - the bear and all his friends, who will host the episodes to introduce various species of live action animals to kids and families in an enjoyable 'edutainment' format. Aimed at children in the age group of 6-10 years, the series will feature short fun facts and surprising information on the animal world bringing in educational and entertainment value to this unique show. Live action documentary footage of the animals in short, non-fiction parts will be combined with animated sequences from the Jungle Book.
Arne Lohmann, Vice President, ZDFE.junior at ZDF Enterprises said: "This new series will entertain and educate at the same time. Even adults will learn new things about wild life and will love to watch that programme with their kids. It will be as much fun as the animated series. We are happy to coproduce again with DQ Entertainment."
Tapaas Chakravarti, CEO of DQE Group added: "This is a unique and creative format combining animation and live action. I am sure it will be great success with the children viewing it, providing them education and entertainment both rolled into one! We hope to continue our association with ZDFE by producing similar exceptional content for global audiences".
DQE is a leading global entertainment group listed on AIM in London and the BSE and NSE in India specializing in animation, gaming and VFX content production, licensing and distribution. DQE is associated globally with major intellectual properties such as The Jungle Book, Charlie Chaplin, Peter Pan, Iron Man, Casper, Little Prince, Lassie, Robin Hood and other properties, in partnership with international broadcasters, distributors and independent producers in Europe & USA. Season 1 of The Jungle Book has been broadcast in over 130 countries while season 2 is currently in production. DQE employs a large creative talent pool which has produced a 3D stereoscopic feature film The Prodigies for Warner Bros, France & Fidélité Films, and France while The Jungle Book feature film, with lead writing by Billy Frolick (Madagascar) is currently in development.
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