Meanwhile at DHX

Everypony’s favorite animation house is about to revive an old live-action favorite:

Canadian kids entertainment content firm DHX Media is banking on new Teletubby mania as it unveils plans to produce 60 new episodes of Teletubbies for CBeebies.

The move follows DHX Media last year acquiring Teletubbies owner Ragdoll Worldwide from BBC Worldwide and an investor group including founder Anne Wood for CAN$27.7 million (US$25.5 million).

Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po will return as live-action characters for the new series, with a “refreshed and contemporary look” and CGI enhancement, according to the Canadian producer.

All I can say is this: “Eh-oh!”

3 Responses to Meanwhile at DHX

  1. So many better shows that Ragdoll did for BBC/CBC than Teletubbies that would be better for them to remake… Rosie and Jim was surprisingly entertaining, especially with regards to the various boat owner’s adventures.

  2. fillyjonk says:

    I’m guessing this is because the original viewers of Teletubbies have grown up and started having children themselves, and DHX is banking on them not being horrified at what they liked when they were tiny.

    Alternative explanation: DHX is banking on large-scale marijuana legalization.

  3. DS says:

    I suspect a deep-seated desire to pay the bills.