Disney Channel buys Indian-inked toon

CGI series 'Twisted Whiskers' made by DQ Entertainment

BANGKOK -- "Twisted Whiskers," a series CG-animated in India, will get a new life on the Disney Channel in 12 Asian markets, DQ Entertainment and Walt Disney Television International said Sunday.

After a test run in on the Disney Channel in India starting in December, the co-production between DQE, American Greetings and Taffy Entertainment USA also will nose its way in the coming months into Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Palau and Papua New Guinea.

"We are absolutely thrilled with our progressive and strategic partnership with Walt Disney Television International, which embodies fun and entertainment for children across the globe," said Tapaas Chakravarti, chairman and CEO of the DQE Group.

From its Hyderabad headquarters and other offices in India and the Philippines, AIM-listed DQE makes traditional and digital animation and art for video games for clients such as Nickelodeon and Electronic Arts and is producing other titles such as "Iron Man" and "Casper."