DQE, the Animation, Gaming, Live action production and global distribution has announced the development of a series of animated short films for television in collaboration with French production companies Method Animation and MK2. DQE, Method Animation and MK2 announced the production and worldwide distribution and exploitation of an animated version of 104 six-minute episodes inspired by the legendary film icon Charlie Chaplin’s Hollywood films.
DQE and Method Animation are committed to preserving the sense of humour and the emotional values present in all of Charlie Chaplin’s 70 films, all the while bringing out the quirky, burlesque and comic tone of the character he created.
With a global production budget of approximately Euro 8 million, the first series will be developed in colour creating a timeless atmosphere and a unique look, blending early 20th century with present time, allowing for younger generations to identify with the Charlie Chaplin character.
In keeping with the spirit of Chaplin, the short episodes will be presented without dialogue, giving enough space for the full scope of the famous character’s talents in pantomime. Completing the picture, putting particular emphasis on the choice of music and the sound design, will add to the laughter and emotion of the adventures of the legendary tramp.
Tapaas Chakravarti, Chairman & CEO of DQ Entertainment (International) Limited and DQ Entertainment Plc said, “This is history in the making as the partnership with MK2 and our own long term co-production partners Method Animation, Paris, will bring the legendary entertainer Charlie Chaplin back to life in a fantastic ‘Animated Avatar’. The 3 companies will keep the legend of Charlie Chaplin alive and these large number of short films in hi-end 3D Animation will delight the 21st century kids and the families again as they will witness the legendary entertainer in his new Avatar.”