Wombles of Wimbledon Common
Missing believed lost on Wimbledon common, the Wombles could be set for a big-screen return beneath the auspices of co-creator Mike Batt. The gentle, point-nosed eco-activists were a mainstay of Brit tv in the 1970s, happening to take pleasure from movie and chart success. And now, it appears, they may be right back.
The Brit songwriter Batt recently attained a controlling fascination with Wombling Copyright Holdings, the business that is the owner of the creatures and it is now angling for a major relaunch. Batt formerly liked a 50-50 share of the organization using the estate regarding the author Elizabeth Beresford, whom composed the original Wombles story in 1968.Ex Wizzard singer Roy Wood with Madame Cholet at a photo call to launch the Wombles christmas solitary, I Wish it might be A Wombling Merry Christmas time every single day in 1973 photo: Peter Jordan/PA Archive/PA pictures
"we now have plans for two new 26-part TV series, a feature-length motion picture and an interactive Womble World experience, " launched Batt.
He added: "We believe you will find audiences of brand new kiddies and international viewers just who missed the Wombles the first time around and will also be thrilled to begin to see the brilliant high-quality animations and new music productions we shall be installing."
Batt cut their teeth writing songs when it comes to Wombles' BBC television show into the mid-1970s. The Wombles went on to take pleasure from a sequence of UNITED KINGDOM chart hits, including Remember You're a Womble, and featured into the 1977 motion picture Wombling totally free, which co-starred Frances de los angeles Tour and Bonnie Langford.
In 2011 the Wimbledon-based animals were brought out of retirement to do as a novelty work at that summer's Glastonbury festival. Michael Eavis, the event's founder, later on described the choice to book all of them as "a bit of a mistake".