Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mowgli gets hi-tech in new series

Children's favourite jungle hero Mowgli, Baloo the bear and panther Bagheera will soon return to the small screen in a new hi-tech avatar.

The BBC will broadcast the new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book, which has been made in India [ Images ] at the cost of 8 million pounds.

It is the first animated version of the stories since the hugely popular 1967 Disney feature film but has been created by computer instead of being hand-drawn.

The BBC bought the programmes in a 1 million pounds deal with Indian independent production company DQ Entertainment.

The 52-part series will air on Children's BBC later this year.

This new adaptation of Kipling's The Jungle Book is being billed as an "action adventures comedy for 21st century kids" and is already on air in France, Australia and Germany.

Full report here Rediff

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