DQ Entertainment (DQE) has inked an exclusive deal with Chiliad Procons to launch multiple indoor theme parks across India inspired by hugely successful IPs such as The Jungle Book, Peter Pan and Robinhood.
A new Jungle Book-themed indoor park will debut in Mumbai in 2018, followed by Delhi in 2019 and further expand across major metro cities over the next few years. The rides will be mostly inspired by The Jungle Book tales and its culture.
The announcement was made at the Las Vegas Licensing that took place from May 22-24.
The parks will introduce beloved characters such as ‘mancub’ Mowgli, Baloo the bear, Bhageera the panther and Sher Khan the tiger. Connecting bridges will allow children to explore through the jungle.
There will be a flying experience and a sound and light show to highlight the magic of the jungle. Also, life-size elephants add to the drama and memorable experience for the children.
Manoj Mishra, COO of DQE Group, commented, “The theme parks being developed by Chiliad Procons will be an entertainment destination for kids and family to experience the world of their favorite Jungle Book characters. All of the adventure, fun and action kids experience through a screen will now be all around them soon—in breathtakingly realistic Jungle ways.”
“We are excited to partner with Chiliad in this endeavor and expect this theme park agreement to significantly boost our other licensing and merchandising efforts worldwide and anticipate this as a step forward in creating immense opportunities and value to us,” Manoj further added.
Chiliad’s creative teams are working closely with DQE to bring the adventures of the TV series to life in the theme parks.
“The Jungle Book has succeeded in creating a large fan following among kids across the world and this new partnership with Chiliad Procons will take Mowgli and his jungle friends come close to kids and family in India through their indoor theme-based parks,” said Tapaas Chakravarti, managing director and CEO of DQE Group on the new Disneyland like theme park.
“We believe India is now growing in international influence,” says Prasuk Jain, MD of Chiliad Procons. “It is gaining a prominent voice in global entertainment and tourism, thanks to positive demographic factors within the Indian diaspora.”
He explains that the parks will combine adrenaline-fueled experiences with themed restaurants. Prasul believed the collaboration will create a new entertainment powerhouse of passion and talent that will craft epic, imaginative experiences allowing a new exposure to the company for more associations to come.
“We believe India is now growing in international influence and gaining a prominent voice in global entertainment and tourism, thanks to positive demographic factors within the Indian diaspora. This collaboration will create a new entertainment powerhouse of passion and talent that will craft epic, imaginative experiences allowing a new exposure to the company for more associations to come,” Prasuk further added.
The Jungle Book TV series has now gone into production for its third season. DQE is a major international producer and distributor of children’s animated content while Chiliad is a leader in the Indian amusement industry.