SuperTed undergoes revival after 30 year hiatus

26 new half hour episodes of the cartoon could be hitting screen in 2016.
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SuperTed is preparing for a television comeback more than 30 years after he first appeared on our screens.

A teddy bear who was once discarded in the factory, SuperTed was rescued by Spotty Man and granted special powers by Mother Nature.

Now, the bear is undergoing another revival as creator Mike Young tells the Radio Times he is developing 26 half-hour episodes to be bid for by broadcasters later this year.

The new-look cartoon is expected to air on British TV in 2016.

However, Young admits that when he does make his return, SuperTed will not be same as its 1983-1985 blueprint.

“In SuperTed, we had a gun-slinging cowboy, a flamboyantly gay skeleton and a fat guy who had jokes made about his weight,” said Young.

“All these things you just wouldn’t do today. But you can still write the show in a funny, entertaining way.”

But despite the changes, Young remains adamant that it will not lose the appeal of the original series.

“We have got to be careful. So often things they re-make come out very slick. They sometimes lose the charm of the original production. That’s what we have got to watch out for, to maintain what the original shows had and that’s easier said than done.”

If given the green light, SuperTed will then join a roster of revamped classics children’s shows such as The Clangers and most recently, Danger Mouse.

If you have a spare eight minutes, why not re-acquaint yourself with the heroic teddy bear by watching the episode below:

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