After a whopping fourteen years off the air, The Teletubbies are making a triumphant return in order to entertain a whole new generation of children.
According to The Telegraph, the BBC will premiere their rebooted version of the show later in the year but it’s currently unknown if the original voice actors will appear. However, we’re guessing no, as they will have aged a little bit since.
The original show ran from 1997 to 2001 with a total of 265 episodes and was a massive success in over 120 different countries. And even in present day, the show’s official Youtube channel clocks up over 50 million monthly views. Demand is definitely there.
However, show creator, Anne Wood, wants nothing to do with the reboot:
I couldn’t bring myself to. I mean, I have nothing against them; it might be brilliant. They tell me they’ve got the best producer possible on it, so that’s a good sign. 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. I’m a bit sad.
It comes down to the times we’re in: People feel safer remaking hits of the past rather than investing in something new.
She actually makes a good point.
Anyway, I would still much prefer to see this version hit our screens. Although I’m not sure the kids would enjoy it!