MUMBAI: Shemaroo Entertainment, in association with Moving Picture Company has released the National Award winning series Jungle Tales inspired from the Panchatantra folk tales, on home video.
The series has a total of 14 stories, out of which six have been released in two volumes, in English and in Hindi. The Panchatantra stories like The Hare and the Tortoise, The Lion and the Rabbit and others have been given a 3D CGI animation treatment, with a unique story telling style.
Shemaroo Entertainment director Hiren Gada says, “We are glad to come out with the Jungle Tales series on VCDs. The stories in the Jungle Tales series, are not only entertaining, but also have morals to be learned. The quality of animation and narration will help children understand and enjoy these stories to the fullest, thereby creating tremendous repeat value for the content.”
Moving Picture Company chairman and managing director Ramesh Sharma adds, “The Jungle Tales series is an adaptation of stories from the Panchatantra – a collection of Indian fables, steeped in the kind of wit and wisdom that has endured through the ages. Though part of the Indian folklore, the values portrayed in these folk tales have a universal quality and a cross over appeal.”
Shemaroo has first released two volumes on VCDs, in English and in Hindi separately. Shemaroo plans to release, the final two volumes in the next quarter, followed by a DVD release of the entire series.
Jungle Tales Vol 1 and 2 Hindi is priced at Rs 99 each and Jungle Tales Vol 1 & 2 English is priced at Rs 125 each.