Sooty: The Movie on the way

Published on: 25th June 2014

Redan Alchemy has announced that a Sooty Movie is in development, to be filmed next year, for release in 2016.Sooty-Clapperboard300

Owner and presenter Richard Cadell has always planned to make a move and now, with the licensing programme taking off, a top-rated TV series on air and a sell-out live tour, Cadell is now working on the big screen adventure for the bear and his friends.

Cadell, who was handed control of the puppet in 1998 from Matthew Corbett, the son of Sooty’s creator, Harry Corbett, said: “The film will be peppered with spectacular locations, countless celebrity cameos and buckets of slapstick – without detracting from the charm of the nation’s favourite teddy bear, Sooty and his dim-witted best friend Sweep.”

Richard has also stated that the shoot will have extremely high production values, with a budget that befits the big screen debut of the world’s longest-running children’s TV character, and will be packed with stunts and special effects.

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