MUMBAI: Along with the launch of its new feature film division,
DQ Entertainment Ireland Ltd. (DQE) has green lighted a new,
3D animated version of Rudyard Kiplings The Jungle Book.
The Jungle Book has already seen several screen incarnations,
the best known of which are the 1942 live action version produced
by Alexander Korda Films and the 1967 Disney animated version.
chairman and founder Tapas Chakravarti, Our commitment
to animated features marks another major milestone for DQ
Entertainment. By leading off our slate with a 3D stereoscopic
version of The Jungle Book, were making a bold statement
to the industry- that DQE is committed to put the creative,
technical and financial resources together to produce compelling,
high quality animation for all distribution channels.
While the film is being produced by Chakravarti, Eric S. Rollman,
CEO of Rollman Entertainment and former president of both
Marvel Animation and Saban/Fox Family Productions, is serving
as executive producer along with DQE vice president of intellectual
property Rouhini Jaswal.
film is being written by Billy Frolick (Madagascar) and co-directed
by Jun Falkenstein (The Tigger Movie) and Kevin Johnson.
and post-production will be based in Los Angeles, with animation
being done at DQEs headquarters in Hyderabad.
company said it is also developing two other classic titles
as film projects.
studio, which also produces a TV series version of The Jungle
Book, ventured into theatrical films for the first time last
year by handling the animation for The Prodigies, a feature
for Warner Bros., Onyx Films and Frances Fidélité
project, budgeted at $45 million, is aiming for a 2014 release.
Ireland is a subsidiary of Hyderabad-based DQ Entertainment.