DHX Media has revealed a first look image of the new Teletubbies ahead of the show’s return to UK TV screens.
The multiple award-winning children’s TV show has been reinvigorated for a modern audience and will return to CBeebies later this year, with an international rollout in 2016.
Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po now have 21st century touch screen tummies that will broadcast live action films, shot from a child’s perspective.
Teletubbyland and Home Hill have been visually enhanced to give a more natural feel. Details include flowers that viewers will see grow from buds into fully fledged blooms throughout the show as well as a new windmill, crafted from natural materials.
Victoria Bushell, VP, Global Brand Management, DHX Media, commented: “We’re thrilled to be introducing the much-loved British institution, Teletubbies, to a whole new generation of children across the world. Our intention is to maintain the integrity of the original series, but at the same time to push the boundaries of modern technologies to ensure that the Teletubbies live on in the 21st century.”
The new series will feature the voices of Jane Horrocks, Daniel Rigby, Fearne Cotton, Antonia Thomas and Jim Broadbent.