A 60-minute Fireman Sam special is scheduled to be released next year.
Mattel has announced that David Tennant will provide the voice for the alien hunter/TV presenter Buck Douglas in the feature length film, Fireman Sam: Alien Alert.
Mattel Creations, the company’s new programming, product and distribution division, has also announced plans to take Bob the Builder global, with Bob the Builder Mega Machines – The Movie set for DVD and TV release in 2017.
Christopher Keenan, senior VP of global content and executive producer at Mattel Creations, commented: “Bob the Builder continues to build momentum across many new markets and, as our stories get bigger, so too does our global reach.”
Mattel has also unveiled new deals for the property. Network Ten-owned Channel 11 has bought the show in Australia. In Europe, Norway’s NRK, Russia’s Karusel and ATV in Turkey have also bought into the show.
As part of a deal with Mattel, DHX will distribute both specials internationally.