Thunderbirds are Go! WETA announced that ITV Studios will be working on a new Thunderbirds series and that it will debut on ITV in New Zealand and and UK’s CITV.
Iconic Series is Back After 50 Years for a 2015 debut on CITV
ITV Studios is to re-invent the Classic Thunderbirds series 50 years on from its first television debut.
ITV Studios and New Zealand based Pukeko Pictures, in collaboration with world-famous Weta Workshop (Avatar, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings) are to co-produce Thunderbirds are Go!(working title) a 26 x 30’ major new children’s series set to debut on ITV and UK’s CITV Channel in 2015.
This re-invention of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s iconic series will be produced using a unique mix of CGI animation and live-action model sets. Showcasing Pukeko Pictures’ and Weta Workshop’s ground-breaking creative and technical excellence, it will deliver a whole new level of action-adventure animation for today’s audience, whilst also affectionately paying tribute to the legacy of model locations from the classic series.
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If you’ve never seen the old series, there are still available on video, check out Amazon.com for more listings: http://www.amazon.com/Thunderbirds-Anniversary-Collectors-Edition-Megaset/dp/B000P6R5T8/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1360051238&sr=8-7&keywords=thunderbirds
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