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Teletubbies Are Coming Back To TV! But There's One BIG Change…

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Teletubbies are coming back to TV! Except they're slightly modernized because it's been so damn long!

Some people are jumping for joy, while others probably running around, flipping cars.

That's right, the Teletubbies are coming back with new episodes!

DHX Media Ltd., a Canadian company, is going to bring back the British children's show. They acquired the property last fall and are now planning on producing 60 new episodes!

Even though they're almost 20 years older, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po are gonna be back and looking better than ever!

DHX Media's president and COO Steven DeNure said:

"The characters are going to be the same; we may do a little bit more (computer-generated) enhancements to the faces, but it’s going to be pretty subtle. It will be wide screen and HD which is something audiences expect now and we’ll be using some production techniques that were used on big films like the Harry Potter series or the Lord of the Rings series; using blue screen technology to kind of enhance the magic world that the Teletubbies live in; all in an effort to recreate in a modern way what the Teletubbies looked like when it was shot on a real set in a farmer’s field.

For us, it’s really about updating the episodes and extending the series and making beautiful new episodes that take advantage of today’s technology. There is an ineffable quality about the Teletubbies that’s just a little hard to put your finger on."

That's so great! Sounds like it's gonna be back with a vengeance! The show should be ready to air around the end of 2015.

As far as any difference between the new and old episodes?

The old Teletubbies used to have TVs on their bellies, but now, not so much.

DeNure continued:

"For a kid watching that now, it’s no longer a television, it’s a screen you can hold in your hand. We think there are some really interesting creative opportunities on that front as we develop new Teletubbies."

Whoa… Teletubbies with iPads on their tummies??

We don't know how fans will feel about that!

So, do U like the modern spin? Or are they ruining a classic?

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6 comments to “Teletubbies Are Coming Back To TV! But There's One BIG Change…”

  1. Tracey says – reply to this


    Love the new plan for the teletubbies. Can't wait. Hope we can buy new teletubbies with built in iPads !!!

  2. Jasmine says – reply to this


    Ruining a classic for sure

  3. Shannon says – reply to this


    I think that the show should continue to have television tummies. They show cannot be called "Teletubbies" without the television tummies. It would ruin the classic show by incorporating iPads. The name "iPadtubbies" just doesn't sound right. If they want to use iPads and modern day technology, they can't continue or add to the old series as it would completely change the face and name of the "teletubbies".

  4. Shalan says – reply to this


    Happy they are coming back! Hope they use the original actors, they made that show.

  5. Anna says – reply to this


    I Hate This Idead It Ruins The TELEtubbies, The IPad Idea Is Terrible, You Can't Replace The Shows Name Pretty Much Seeing As Then Lots Of People Will Think It's Copying The Plan. And The Fact That There Going To Edit The Faces Is Worrying Because They Might Make Them Computer Generated D:

  6. Whazz-zat says – reply to this


    Hope they will use the original actors, they were all so terrific!