Wombles set for TV return, co-creator says

The co-creator of 1970s UK kids series The Wombles is planning to relaunch the property with a pair of TV series and a feature film.

Mike Batt recently took a controlling stake in Wombling Copyright Holdings, the company that owns the characters, according to the Guardian newspaper, ahead of a major relaunch.

“We have plans for two new 26-part TV series, a feature-length movie and an interactive Womble World experience,” announced Batt.

He added: “We think there are audiences of new children and international audiences who missed the Wombles the first time around and will be thrilled to see the brilliant high-quality animations and new musical productions we shall be mounting.”