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DQE sells Chaplin series rights to Cartoon Network

BS Reporter  |  Hyderabad 

DQ Entertainment (International) Limited, a Hyderabad-based animation, game art and entertainment company, has sold the television broadcasting rights of its 3D animated series based on the legendary silent film comedian Charlie Chaplin – Chaplin and Co – to Cartoon Network for certain Asia territories, including India. 

The broadcasting rights relate to 104 episodes of 6-minute each. The series will be broadcast across all of Cartoon Network’s Asia-Pacific markets in more than 26 countries from early 2012.

“The legend of Charlie Chaplin will be brought back in high-end animated short films. The legendary entertainer will once again enthrall audiences in his new computer-generated imagery (CGI) avatar,” DQE chairman and chief executive officer Tapaas Chakravarti, said in a press release on Monday.

Chaplin and Co is a co-production between DQE and Method Animation of France, and was developed in consultation with the Chaplin family. In true Chaplin style, Chaplin and Co is a slapstick comedy without dialogue – reminiscent of his many famous films.

DQ Entertainment’s stock fell over 0.51% in early trade to a new low of Rs 19.35, as against the previous close of Rs 19.45.

First Published: Mon, December 19 2011. 16:23 IST