DQE Announces a Licensing Deal with Walmart and 12 Other New Licensing and
Merchandising Agreements for 'The Jungle Book'
HYDERABAD, India, March 28, 2013
HYDERABAD, India, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
DQ Entertainment International (DQE), a leading animation, gaming, live
action, entertainment production and distribution company, is pleased to
announce a number of new licensing and merchandising deals concluded during
the quarter ended March 2013, mostly in USA.
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The most significant of these were signed by DQE's partner in North America,
Australia and South Africa, SMC Entertainment Group, Inc. ( " SMC " ) in
collaboration with the home-video distribution licensee Phase4 Films , who
have launched "The Jungle Book" DVDs across all Walmart stores in USA and are
launching in Canada soon.
Recently, DQE and SMC concluded a high-value licensing deal with Burger King
Worldwide (BKW) for a Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) - promotion that will
begin worldwide in June '13.
Other important new licensing and merchandising agreements for "The Jungle
Book" franchise concluded recently include:
1.Magic Jump Inc. for inflatable bounce houses in USA and Canada
2.Dynamic Displays for 45' Helium Parade Balloons in USA
3.Cardinal I ndustries , Inc for Lenticular Puzzles and Wood Puzzles and
Board Games in USA and Canada
4.Dragon Toys for Battery Operated Animatronics in USA & Canada, Australia,
New Zealand, South Africa
5.CraftStone for Plush toys, fabric sublimation printed story books, mini
blankets & other plush accessories in Europe and Asia
6.Bendon Publishing for Coloring and Activity, Board Books and Story Books
in USA and Canada
7.PlayWow International Ltd. for Inflatable Toys, Inflatable Bath Toys and
Roto Molded Toys in USA, South Africa and Australia
8.Promotional tie-up with Norton Anti-viru s in USA
9.Promotional tie-up with Air Transat for in-flight entertainment in the USA
10.Budge Studios for apps on IOS and Android platforms;
11.Mandodari for DVD part works in Italy; and
12.Compupress for DVD partworks in Greece & Cyprus
Tapaas Chakravarti, Chairman and CEO of DQE , said: " We are successfully
exploit ing the ' Jungle Book ' franchise across multiple geographies and
multiple product lines. Based on the success of our ' Jungle Book ' TV
series - which is validated by the quality of partners it has attracted
globally - we will continue very focussed efforts on also exploiting the
revenue potential from licensing of our other properties such as ' Peter Pan
' , ' Robin Hood ' and ' 5 and IT ' . "
Rami Ben-Moshe, President SMC Entertainment Group, Inc., said: " The '
Jungle Book ' TV series momentum continues to build and we are thrilled with
the host of partners, pr omotions and retail support that is all- ready lined
up for 2013 and beyond! We are also excited about the additional content
that will be developed by DQ Entertainment which will help support the
consumer products efforts for years to come. "
About "The Jungle Book":
Based on stories from Rudyard Kipling's immortal classic, "The Jungle Book"
series features delightful tales of wit, friendship, courage and loyalty with
the man-cub Mowgli and his friends in the dense Indian jungle. The series is
filled with drama, excitement and adventure mixed with comedy as it unfolds
Mowgli's escapades especially from his enemy Sher Khan, the tiger, with the
help of Baloo the wise bear, Bagheera the black panther and (sometimes!) the
mighty Kaa, the rock python.
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.
About SMC Entertainment Group, Inc.:
SMC Entertainment Group, Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, is the North
American brand owner for television, home entertainment, licensing,
merchandising and promotional rights to the new 3D CGI animated TV series "The
Jungle Book" and the made-for-TV 60-minute movie special "Rumble in the
Jungle" from DQ Entertainment International. SMC Entertainment Group Inc.
secured the master toy rights for "The Jungle Book" for Australia and New
Zealand, plus, all licensing and merchandising rights for South Africa. Most
recently, SMC Entertainment Group, Inc. was appointed by ZDF Enterprises as
the exclusive North American licensing agent for the new teen/tween TV drama
series Dance Academy and the popular "hit" series, "H20 Just Add Water".
For further information, please contact:
DQ Entertainment International Sumedha Saraogi firstname.lastname@example.org
DQ Entertainment Internal P R Vishnu email@example.com
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