Entertainment producer/distributor DQ Entertainment has released a summary of its raft of co-production and licensing deals completed during its second fiscal quarter and at the MIPCOM market in Cannes. The company states the gross value of these deals totals approximately $37 million.
The newly agreed upon co-productions, all set to deliver in 2015 include: CG kids’ comedy/adventure series Yonaguni (52 x 11) with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and Rollman Entertainment; CG/live-action hybrid series 7 Dwarfs and Me with France’s Method Animation and AB Group–a “leading French broadcaster” is also on board; a CG show based on the book by Edith Nesbit 5 Children and It (52 x 11) with Method; and season two of 3D series The New Adventures of Peter Pan (26 x 22) with Method, following the global success of season 1.
New distribution partners include: Discovery Children for India (Robin Hood); Nick India (The Jungle Book seasons 1 & 2, Suraj, The Rising Star, Galactic Football); Sky Italia (Peter Pan); Rai Cinema for free TV Italy (Peter Pan); Escalada in Malaysia (Iron Man 2, Peter Pan); Simbasat U.K. for Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast, Mauritius and French-speaking Africa (Iron Man 2); and 2 x 2 in Russia (Iron Man 2).
Licensing deals include: BBS for Jungle Book party disposables and tableware (Italy, San Marino & Vatican City); Ranocchio Re for Peter Pan ceramic, porcelain, glass, silver bilaminate, resin and cardboard goods (Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Italian-speaking Switzerland); Tendenze srl for Peter Pan apparel (Italy, San Marino & Vatican City); Universal Music for Jungle Book music publishing rights (worldwide); Green Narae Media for Jungle Book 2 and Peter Pan home video (Korea); Showtime Attraction term for Jungle Book costume character appearances extended one year; and toy deals for Jungle Book with Habuba Clip (Israel), TRU Dubai, Hunter Leisure (South Africa), Scandi Toys (Scandinavia) and Ho’s Team-Shoprite (South Africa).