HIT Entertainment announces that a brand new CG-animated series of Bob the Builder has entered pre-production, with animation services provided by Rainmaker Entertainment’s Mainframe.
Preschool entertainment company HIT Entertainment has announced that a brand new CG-animated series of Bob the Builder has entered pre-production. The new series is being produced out of HIT’s UK headquarters with animation services provided by Canadian based digital animation company Mainframe, a division of Rainmaker Entertainment.
HIT Entertainment will produce two series of 52 x 11’ episodes of the popular pre-school show, due to be delivered late 2015.
“We are thrilled to be bringing an all new series of Bob the Builder to viewers around the world. The brand is built on strong foundations and with the new creative direction we’re working on we are committed to ensuring the future remains bright for TV's favorite builder,” said Michael Carrington, VP Global Content & Executive Producer at HIT Entertainment. “Viewers can look forward to lots more excitement from Bob and the team, compelling new characters and dynamic locations!”
Rainmaker Entertainment announced last year the re-launch of Mainframe as its television division. Mainframe, one of the world’s most prolific producers of computer animation for television and direct to videos, is a brand synonymous with groundbreaking CG animation in the world of TV. The new CG-animated Bob the Builder series will be the first production under the legendary name.
“We are excited to be working with HIT Entertainment on the collaboration of an all new Bob the Builder series,” said Michael Hefferon, President and Executive Producer at Mainframe Entertainment. “It is an honor for us to be entrusted with the opportunity to be a part of this iconic property, bringing fresh episodes of Bob the Builder to a new generation of kids.”
Source: HIT Entertainment
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.