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August 21st, 2009 14 comments

Doctor Who Dreamland Press Release

Later this year there will be a new Doctor Who story to watch on Red Button. It’s an animated adventure called Dreamland and will star David Tennant as the Doctor!

The BBC today released the first image of the animated Doctor as he will appear in the new animation, Dreamland, which is due for broadcast later this year.

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The six-part series will be premiered on the BBC Red Button and the Doctor Who website (bbc.co.uk/doctorwho).

The 45-minute long animation will be broadcast in its entirety on CBBC on BBC Two this Autumn and also on the BBC HD channel.

Written by Phil Ford (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures) Dreamland will see the Doctor ā€“ played by David Tennant ā€“ arrive at the infamous alien hot spot, Roswell.

During a visit to a local diner he stumbles upon a mysterious alien artefact that leads him on a mission to rescue Rivesh Mantilax from the threat of the Viperox and the clutches of the American military.

Joining David Tennant will be Georgia Moffett (Doctor Who, Spooks) in the role of Cassie Rice ā€“ the Doctor’s new animated companion.

David Warner (Wallander, Hogfather) also stars as the leader of the ruthless Viperox.

In the run up to the animation, fans will be able to visit the Doctor Who website (bbc.co.uk/doctorwho) to follow a behind-the-scenes production blog on the making of Dreamland, giving the opportunity to follow the progress of the animation as it develops.

Dreamland was commissioned by BBC Drama Multiplatform and will be produced for the BBC by Brighton-based animation company Littleloud.

It is being executive produced by Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner and Piers Wenger, with Gary Russell as director.

Russell T Davies said: “Dreamland is a remarkable project and I’m thrilled with it. Phil Ford is a wonderful writer and promises to send the Doctor into a whole new visual dimension.”

Rosie Allimonos, BBC Drama Multiplatform Commissioner, said: “Iā€˜m extremely excited about Dreamland. It presents an amazing opportunity to expand the multiplatform storytelling potential of Doctor Who.

“To offer the ability to watch this brand new Doctor Who animation on so many different BBC platforms is a real treat for our audience.”

Richard Deverell, Controller, BBC Children’s, said: “This is a wonderful addition to the already fantastic portfolio of CBBC programming. Having talent like Russell T Davies and Phil Ford at the helm of this project will no doubt ensure it captures the imagination of CBBC viewers.”

Award-winning channel CBBC also further reinforced its commitment to British animation as it announced that online portal Cartoon Works is expanding to become a new destination to premiere short-form content from the UK animation industry.

CBBC has also commissioned brand new animation Muddle Earth, based on the much-loved children’s books by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, and Shaun The Sheep returns to screens this Autumn in a series of new exploits.

BBC Red Button has provided interactive services on digital TV for the past 10 years and is now reaching an average audience of 11 million viewers a week accessing a whole range of BBC content.

It provides audiences with access to the latest News, Weather and other general information, while also enabling the delivery of an enhanced experience across major sporting and entertainment events.

The BBC have also put up a new blog following the new adventure’s production process.

Executive Producer Russell T Davies introduces Dreamland and the blog Here

You can see the press release Here or the BBC News Picture Here

Other places of interest…
Littleloud Studios
The Infinite Quest


14 comments

  • Dreamland

    July 14th, 2010 - 4:03pm

    Animation looks good

  • Emma potter

    October 31st, 2009 - 4:59pm

    The animation looks brilliant xoxo

  • Emma

    October 31st, 2009 - 4:57pm

    IT loofs fantastic I cant wait to see it

  • booboo

    September 15th, 2009 - 4:12am

    just says autumn for CBBC and bbc2, should be on the red button quite soon, keep an eye on the Dreamland blog on the front page, it should say on there first when its on

  • jay

    September 15th, 2009 - 2:36am

    does any 1 know exactly when it is goin 2 b on ?

  • The Next Doctor Not Really

    September 13th, 2009 - 12:13am

    Looks quite different to The Infinite Quest

  • Sarah

    September 11th, 2009 - 7:21pm

    Looks cool-will this eventually lead to something along the lines of the Clone Wars series?

  • dreamland

    September 6th, 2009 - 5:56pm

    wow it looks great cant wait for dreamland to come on

  • Mike Yates

    August 22nd, 2009 - 12:46am

    I enjoyed the infinite quest so hope this will be good

  • the doctor

    August 21st, 2009 - 6:04pm

    i hope they release it on blu ray since its gonna be on bbc hd

  • booboo

    August 21st, 2009 - 5:20pm

    Done that, I hadn’t quite finished the article but the links are there now šŸ™‚

  • Alex

    August 21st, 2009 - 5:10pm

    Brillant but is a Offical Press Realese if there is please but a link to it Please.

  • Morbius

    August 21st, 2009 - 12:25am

    The animation looks brilliant, cant wait for this

  • Type 40

    August 20th, 2009 - 11:32pm

    This looks brilliant

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