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DQ sells ‘Jungle Book’ toon to U.K., Canada

Series adds BBC, TVO to its haul of sales

Indian animation house DQ Entertainment announced Monday that it has sold its animated series “The Jungle Book” to the BBC in the U.K. and to Canadian educational broadcaster TVO at the Mip TV mart in Cannes, which wrapped on Friday.

The 3D series comprises 52 11-minute episodes and a 60-minute TV feature and is a DQE co-production with France’s TF1 and Moonscoop and Germany’s ZDF Group.

It cost $12.3 million to produce. The BBC acquired the series for $1.5 million and will air it on its children’s channel CBBC. TVO will air it on TVOKids.

The series was earlier picked up for Asian TV broadcast by Disney and by ABC Television for Australia, Noga for Israel, ZDF for Germany, TF1 for France and Al-Jazeera for the Middle East. NBC Universal has acquired home video rights for U.K., France, French-speaking Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

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