Tuesday, February 17, 2015

From Live Action to Animation

... Instead of the other way around. But some oversensitive types refuse to see the value in it.

... In June we reported that the BBC was planning to reboot Teletubbies with computer-generated animation, so that it could be more relevant to the computer-generated children of today. Now, the co-creator of Teletubbies — Anne Wood — has spoken up about the new version of her colorful little baby people, and she is “fucking pissed.” ...

Wood says that the idea to remake old shows instead of creating new ones is all about trends in TV production: “People feel safer remaking hits of the past rather than investing in something new.” ... She won’t be watching the remake. “How could I watch it?” she said, “All my programs are like my children. It’s like seeing a child remade in somebody else’s image. So good luck to them.” ...

What Ms. Wood doesn't understand is that she should be honored. And grateful. Usually it's animated properties that get plundered for newer live-action versions. The fact that Teletubbies is a property going in the opposite direction means that Ms. Wood is a trend setter.

Annie should look on the bright side. At least nobody is saying the new version of TT is "gay."


Stephen said...

Teletubbies is still one of the creepiest things to me. I just don't get it. It's like a nightmare you'd have if you fell asleep in the ball pit at McDonalds. If they have to redo it, I hope they go full on Yellow Submarine with it and make it more enjoyably trippy; rather than creepy.

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