Doctor Who Dreamland Animation Press Release

By Mark
The BBC have recently released a new promotional picture and a new press release for the upcoming Doctor Who animated story, Dreamland. Dreamland is a new animated adventure that will air later this year and see The Doctor discover a mysterious alien artefact during his visit to Roswell. David Tennant will voice the character of The Doctor and Georgia Moffett will voice his companion for the story who will be called Cassie Rice. You can view the new promotional picture above and view the BBC's official press release here on this site below;

The BBC have released the first image of the animated Doctor as he will appear in the new animation, Dreamland, which is due for broadcast later this year.

The six-part series will be premièred via the BBC Red Button on BBC One and the Doctor Who website ( The 45-minute long animation will also be broadcast in its entirety on CBBC on BBC Two this autumn and also on the BBC HD channel.

Written by Phil Ford (Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures) Dreamland will see the Doctor – played by David Tennant – arrive at the infamous alien hot spot, Roswell. During a visit to a local diner he stumbles upon a mysterious alien artefact that leads him on a mission to rescue Rivesh Mantilax from the threat of the Viperox and the clutches of the American military.

Joining David Tennant will be Georgia Moffett (Doctor Who, Spooks) in the role of Cassie Rice – the Doctor's new animated companion. David Warner (Wallander, Hogfather) also stars as the leader of the ruthless Viperox.

In the run-up to the animation, fans will be able to visit the Doctor Who website ( to follow a behind-the-scenes production blog on the making of Dreamland, giving the opportunity to follow the progress of the animation as it develops.

Dreamland was commissioned by BBC Drama Multiplatform and will be produced for the BBC by Brighton-based animation company Littleloud. It is being executive produced by Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner and Piers Wenger, with Gary Russell as director.

Russell T Davies said: "Dreamland is a remarkable project and I'm thrilled with it. Phil Ford is a wonderful writer and promises to send the Doctor into a whole new visual dimension."

Rosie Allimonos, BBC Drama Multiplatform Commissioner, said: "I‘m extremely excited about Dreamland. It presents an amazing opportunity to expand the multiplatform storytelling potential of Doctor Who. To offer the ability to watch this brand new Doctor Who animation on so many different BBC platforms is a real treat for our audience."

Richard Deverell, Controller, BBC Children's, said: "This is a wonderful addition to the already fantastic portfolio of CBBC programming. Having talent like Russell T Davies and Phil Ford at the helm of this project will no doubt ensure it captures the imagination of CBBC viewers."

Dreamland will have an approximate running time of forty five minutes in total and it will air in six individual parts. These six parts will premiere on the BBC's official Doctor Who website and BBC One's red button service later this year and they will then also be shown together as one transmission on BBC Two sometime this Autumn. You can visit the new Dreamland blog which is part of the BBC's official Doctor Who website here and more details about the story will be posted on this site as soon as they become available. What do you think of this news?

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