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ZDF Enterprises and DQ Entertainment International embark on series 'The Jungle Book Safari'

MIPTV / Cannes 10th April 2013

ZDF Enterprises, the leading Germany-based programming distributor, licensor and producer joins hands with DQ Entertainment International, the well-known animation and gaming entertainment content producer and distributor, for a new innovative high definition television series titled '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”.

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About ZDF Enterprises

ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a commercial subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest and most renowned TV broadcasters in Europe. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international coproductions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. ZDF Enterprises has successfully established itself as an independent market player on the German and international stage. Bound into a strong group, the company manages the largest German-language stock of programs in the world and, next to this, a continuously growing portfolio of international productions consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. In the course of the development and diversification process carried out up to now, many business fields in the television and media domains were made accessible in the ZDF Enterprises group. Thus ZDF Enterprises can provide a comprehensive, full-service offering today, and covers every step in the chain of origin and exploitation of successful TV programs, from development to production and up to the marketing of TV licenses, merchandising rights, online rights and much more.

Contact ZDF Enterprises Christine Denilauler (Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, Tel.: +49 6131-9911130, Fax: +49 6131-9912130, e-mail: christine.denilauler@zdf-enterprises.de, www.zdf-enterprises.de.

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About DQE

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.    

Contact DQ Entertainment

Sumedha Saraogi (sumedha@dqentertainment.com), P R Vishnu (vishnu@dqentertainment.com)    

Contact

Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

Phone
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
Fax
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
E-Mail
christine.denilauler@zdf-enterprises.de
Address
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany

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The Jungle Book Safari

Manoj Mishra (Senior VP Licensing & Merchandising, DQE) Arne Lohmann (VP ZDFE.junior), Tapaas Chakravarti (Chairman & CEO DQE)