DQE's 'The Jungle Book' to premiere on Disney XD in US

MUMBAI: Hyderabad-based animation company DQ Entertainment has added another feather in its cap by selling the broadcast rights of its 3D HD animated series ‘The Jungle Book‘ to Disney XD in US.

The property will premiere on 11 June on the cable and satellite channel which is available in over 78 million US households.

The Jungle Book - 26 x 22‘ 3D HD has generated tremendous interest world-wide including Europe for broadcasting and home entertainment.

As per information available on its website, The Jungle Book ZDF Group Germany, TF1 Group France, NBC Universal London, ABC Television Australia have taken wide ranging rights including some co-production rights for 52x11‘ TV series and 1x60‘ special Feature (StereoScopic).

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.

DQE Group chairman & CEO Tapaas Chakravarti 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."

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