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‘Teletubbies’: Children’s Show Returning To TV After 14 Years

Wed, April 8, 2015 2:44pm EDT by 1 Comment
Credit: Image Courtesy of PBS Kids

It’s off to Teletubbyland we go! After a 14 year hiatus, the popular children’s show ‘Teletubbies’ is set to hit our TVs once again. How excited are you to see those brightly-colored lovable creatures again?

Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po are going to be frolicking into our lives once again. The famous Teletubbies program which attracted around a billion children in 120 countries, is set for a 2015 reboot. But, will the new version hit the same mark?

‘Teletubbies’: Popular Children’s Show Set To Return To Tv

This news is the best way to make up for that truly horrifying black & white Teletubbies video that hit the web. The popular BBC kids show is making a huge comeback and will be launching on the CBeebies channel later this year.

Don’t worry, the new version of the Teletubbies will stick close to the original hit, with the same characters and style but “a refreshed and contemporary look,” according to Mashable.

Jim Broadbent, who will play the part of the Voice Trumpet. “Teletubbies is truly a British institution and it’s very exciting to be involved in bringing this global hit back to our TV screens. I’m really looking forward to working with the Teletubbies and giving them big hugs,” he told The Telegraph.

Jane Horrocks, who will lend her voice to the show’s new “Tubby phone” told the outlet, “The series has a whole new feel to it, I think it’s hilarious, and it will appeal to adults as much as it does children.”

‘Teletubbies’ Original Creator Sold Her Rights To The Show

Sadly, the original creator Anne Wood will not be watching the new show. “I couldn’t bring myself to. I mean I have nothing against them, it might be brilliant,” she told Radio Times. “But how could I watch it? All my programs are like my children. It’s like seeing a child remade in somebody else’s image. So good luck to them. They bought it and I can’t do anything about that.”

Anne sold her rights to the show back in 2013.

Although the reboot does not yet have a launch date yet, it’s expected that the 60 new episodes will air sometime in 2015. Stay tuned!

HollywoodLifers — do you think the reboot will be as good as the original? Let us know your thoughts below!

— Brittany King