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DQE, French firm launch animated version of Robin Hood

MUMBAI: Hyderabad-based DQ Entertainment (DQE) has signed a co-production agreement with France-based Method Animation for a new 3D HD series.
Robin Hood - Mischief in Sherwood will comprise 52 episodes of 11 minutes each with an estimated global production budget of €8.5 million.
 
Targeted at children aged between 6 and 9 years, the series will be full of humour and is intended to create an entertaining experience that relaunches iconic hero Robin Hood. The audience will be taken on a journey into Sherwood Forest and will be able to discover the youthful, early years of Robin.


Said DQE Chairman & CEO Tapaas Chakravarti, "Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves, as he is popularly known, is one of the most loved characters in the world. This new series Robin Hood - Mischief in Sherwood, to be produced as a high quality stereoscopic 3D series, will appeal to kids worldwide bringing out the charm and mischief of our young hero. This partnership with our own long term co-production partners Method Animation will bring to this production the benefit of the synergies that our teams have achieved together with the production of several remarkable series such as Ironman, Little Prince, Little Nick, Skyland, Peterpan and more recently the 3D stereoscopic feature film, The Prodigies with our sister concern Onyx Films."


Averred Method Animation CEO Aton Soumache, "Adapting the legendary Robin Hood is such an exciting and challenging project. This hero is an iconic figure for audiences worldwide and will be adapted for animation to explore what has never been told before: the youth of Robin Hood. We will reboot the story of Robin Hood to create magical entertainment for the whole family specially appealing to kids aged 6-10 years. Watching Mischief in Sherwood, audiences will discover how he became the legendary Robin Hood.”

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