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The Wombles Set To Go Out On Tour?

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 Written by Elliott Batte

Environmentally friendly children’s pop outfit the Wombles could be set to tour the UK as the brand relaunches.

It’s been reported that the pointy-nosed creatures will be returning to television in 2015, rejigged with high-tech CGI animation for Channel 5, and founder Mike Batt and his Dramatico Entertainment company are preparing for a ‘multi-platform’ relaunch - which may very well include a live tour.

Batt has hired Genevieve Dexter of Serious Lunch as a co-executive producer, and Dexter has told Music Week:

“Many people have attempted to bring back classic properties, and failed. What sets the Wombles apart is that they were ahead of their time, as the first recycling enthusiasts and with the extra dimension of the band which brought them to a family arena.

"The rights have now been regrouped and adapted for 21st century tastes and media consumption, although the relevance of the original themes holds strong and the messages therein are perhaps even more widely accepted today.”

You’ll have to stay with Stereoboard to see how the story pans out - we’ll let you know if a tour does come into fruition!

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