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DQE gets Chaplin to walk the animation path

MUMBAI: Hyderabad-based animation, gaming and entertainment company DQ Entertainment (DQE) has partnered with two French firms - Method Animation and MK2 to produce a series of animated short films inspired by Charlie Chaplin.


Under the partnership, DQE, Method Animation and MK2 will produce, distribute and exploit an animated version of 104 six-minute episodes inspired by the legendary film icon Charlie Chaplin‘s Hollywood films.


With a global production budget of approximately $11.4 million, the first series will be developed in colour creating a timeless atmosphere and a unique look, blending early 20th century with present time, allowing younger generations to identify with the Charlie Chaplin character.


In keeping with the spirit of Chaplin, the short episodes will be presented without dialogue, giving enough space for the full scope of the famous character‘s talents in pantomime. Completing the picture, particular emphasis will be put on the choice of music and the sound design to add to the laughter and emotion of the adventures of the legendary tramp.


Said DQ Entertainment (International) chairman and CEO Tapaas Chakravarti, "The three companies will keep the legend of Charlie Chaplin alive and these large number of short films in hi-end 3D animation will delight the 21st century kids and families again as they will witness the legendary entertainer in his new Avatar."


Added MK2 president of the board of directors Nathanaël Karmitz, "We are confident that this step in the promotion of Chaplin‘s legacy will reach a greater audience and introduce the greatest international star of modern cinema to younger generations. The series represent an introduction to Chaplin‘s world as well as a rediscovery of his body of work."

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