Monster Entertainment to Release Remasters of Martin Gates’ Works
Ireland’s Monster Entertainment has recently announced the release of a brand new catalog consisting of remastered HD versions of Martin Gates Production’s shows. The release will coincide with the 25th anniversary of Martin Gates, and will include over 40 hours of quality programming.
Some of the shows that will be remastered as part of the catalogue include:
The Dreamstone (52×30), a show set upon a distant planet that tells the gripping tale of a battle between dreams and nightmares. The music was written by Mike Batt and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. To date the show has been sold in over 30 different countries.
Mole’s Christmas (1×30) is a story adapted from Dolce Domum, a chapter in Kenneth Grahame’s well loved classic book The Wind In The Willows. The show features the voices of Richard Briers and Peter Davison. It has been sold in over 50 different countries and has been licenced by such broadcasters as BBC Kids and The Disney Channel.
Bimble’s Bucket (13×30) is a show about an anthropomorphic young male named Bimble who receives a magic bucket that will give him any object he asks for. The show features the voice of Julia McKenzie. It has aired in over 50 different countries and has been sold to broadcasters such as Sky Digital and CITV.
Santa’s Last Christmas (1×30) is a Christmas special featuring the voices of Alison Steadman and Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie. When Santa and his elves oversleep they run the risk of causing a toy shortage at Christmas. To date the show has aired in over 40 different countries.
“We are delighted to be working with Martin Gates, a legend of the animation industry and our wonderful friends at Connexion to bring these rejuvenated classics to a new generation of children,” says Monster Entertainment’s chairman Andrew Fitzpatrick.
Monster Entertainment will be launching the catalogue at MIPJNR and MIPCOM 2013.