Global entertainment production and distribution outfit DQE has recently announced a new co-production deal signed with French studio Ellipsanime, along with Germany’s ZDFE and ZDFTV and Canal+ network PIWI. The 3rd season is slated for a worldwide broadcast by early 2017, and is expected to receive strong support by season 2 broadcast partners.
The 3rd season of The Jungle Book follows Mowgli and friends as they continue their thrilling and comedic adventures, with memorable characters like Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the Panther, and others returning in order to help keep the tiger Sher Khan at bay.
“It was an easy decision to continue with The Jungle Book. The first two seasons are working so well for ZDF and KiKA that we were basically obliged to go on. And we do this with great pleasure,” says head of international co-productions and acquisitions for children’s and youth programming at ZDF Nicole Keeb.
“ZDF Enterprises is proud to be part of The Jungle Book Family,” said Arne Lohmann, Vice President ZDFE Junior – ZDF Enterprises. “Together with children all over the world we are waiting with enthusiasm for further adventures of our favorite characters.”
“I’m looking forward to work with DQ and Ellipsanime, on the third season of Jungle Book. The two first seasons are already a huge success on Piwi+,” said Laurence Blaevoet, Head of Children’s Programs and Channels of Canal + (PIWI) Youth Department.
Maia Tubiana, General Manager & Exec. Producer ELIPSANIME said,”We were thrilled when DQE asked us to join in! Ellipsanime and Mediatoon are looking forward to this production journey of fruitful collaboration!”
Tapaas Chakravarti, Chairman and CEO, DQE, noted, “Jungle Book has done well in most territories across the world and has become one of the favorite shows of kids aged 4-8 years. We are enthused to partner with leading French broadcasters Piwi-Canal + and the recognized French leader in film and TV production, publishing and digital media – Ellipsanime. ZDF TV and ZDF E continue to support Jungle Book franchise as co-producers for the third season.”
Source: DQE (via AWN.com)