DQ inks deal with France TV

3D 'Peter Pan' to be developed by Method, Story Board

CANNES -- India's DQ Entertainment has signed a deal with France Television for a $12.5 million 3D CGI animation series, "The New Adventures of Peter Pan," to be developed by French production companies Method Animation and Story Board Animation, it was announced Tuesday.

DQ Entertainment, the Mumbai-based animation, live action and gaming, producer/distributor said the 26x30 fantasy adventure series would remain faithful to the original series but would bring the story to a new generation of children.

The series will be set against a 21st century London skyline and offer a modern update of the characters Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and Wendy.

"We are delighted to have Method Animation as our co-producers supported by Storyboard Animation, France, for creative and post-production development of the series," said Tapaas Chakravarti, chairman and CEO of DQ Entertainment.

Method Animation is currently working on "Little Prince" and "Iron Man 2"; its previous project slate included "Charlie Chaplin."

Aton Soumache, CEO of Method Animation, France, said he was confident of moving quickly on the project, which he said would "delight 21st century kids and parents alike" with its new generation of 3D-CGI animation.
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