Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Toronto, Vancouver – DHX Media, an independent creator, producer, distributor and licensor of children’s entertainment content announced on June 13 plans to produce 60 brand new Teletubbies episodes for CBeebies.
The new series will feature the same well-loved characters and styling but will be visually enhanced, bringing a refreshed and contemporary look and feel to one of the world’s most well-known properties, which is still entertaining and engaging preschool audiences worldwide.
DHX Media has also engaged award-winning UK production company, Darrall Macqueen. The two companies are pioneering an upgraded and updated version of the current show which will feature the iconic live action characters Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po on replica model sets. The episodes will be enhanced by CGI, reinvigorating the show for future generations.
Kay Benbow, Controller, CBeebies said: “Teletubbies is an enduringly popular series with our youngest viewers, although no new episodes have been made for over ten years. I think that now is the right time to create new episodes of this much-loved, iconic show for the current CBeebies audience. I’m sure they will engage with and delight in the activities of Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po, in the same way that children and parents did when they first appeared on our screens. Darrall Macqueen are incredibly experienced and talented producers of top quality children’s programmes and early development and test shoots have persuaded me that CBeebies viewers are in for a wonderful treat.”