Friday, August 21, 2009

Doctor Who gets Animated in Dreamland

The BBC Press Office has released today the first picture of it's BBC animated Doctor Who special called Dreamland. The animation will be broadcasted this year in the fall.

This is part of the Press release that you can find here:

The six-part series will be premièred via the BBC Red Button on BBC One and the Doctor Who website (

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, The Sarah Jane Adventures) Dreamland will see the Doctor – played by David Tennant – 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 – 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 ( 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.

The BBC really has every intention to have the Tenth Doctor go out in style before he transforms into Matt Smith's Eleventh one. They are multiplying every efforts to put him everywhere. First, he'll be on The Sarah Jane Adventures and then he'll have his own animated series! If the entire animation looks as good as this picture, we are in for a real treat!

Click here for the high res pic!

Thanks to Rosy for the heads up!

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