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Thunderbirds Are Go for TV2


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2 March 2015 TVNZ is pleased to announce that much anticipated new children’s and family series, Thunderbirds Are Go is set to screen in April on TV2. The reboot of this much-loved series will be created using an innovative mix of CGI animation and live-action miniature sets. Whenever disaster strikes, […]

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First Look at Lady Penelope, Parker & Brains


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27 February 2015 ITV, PUKEKO PICTURES AND CITV PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CREATOR SYLVIA ANDERSON TO FEATURE IN SPECIAL THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO EPISODE AND LADY PENELOPE, PARKER AND BRAINS PICTURES ARE REVEALED ITV and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures today released an exclusive look at classic characters from the much anticipated […]

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ITV STUDIOS GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NEW ZEALAND’S PUKEKO PICTURES UNVEILS DIGITAL DEVELOPMENTS FOR THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO


Partnership with BeyondTheStory will see launch of new Thunderbirds Are Go interactive reading app in October 2015 WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – FEBRUARY 18 2015 – ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) continues to accelerate its licensing drive for the highly anticipated boys’ action adventure series Thunderbirds Are Go, with news […]

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Thunderbirds Are Go Social Media Launches


6 February 2015 ITV Studios and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures are are excited to announce five official Thunderbirds Are Go social media channels launching today! Launching under the name Thunderbirds HQ, the five social platforms will each carry a range of different content to engage our audiences:   YouTube Instagram  Tumblr  Facebook […]

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PUKEKO PICTURES INVESTS IN STORYTELLING WITH BEYONDTHESTORY


      Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday January 28 2015 New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures has today announced investment in the New Zealand and London-based digital company, BeyondTheStory. BeyondTheStory is a digital company specialising in interactive technology using its breakthrough technology Publisher+.  This software platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own eBook as an interactive app on all formats […]

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Radio Adelaide on Thunderbirds Are Go & other Pukeko Pictures projects


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31 January 2015 Radio Adelaide spoke to Pukeko Pictures CEO, Andrew Smith, about the art of television pre-sales, international co-productions and rebooting a beloved franchise for a modern audience. Produced by Rebecca Elliott, Di Janes and Finley McNeilage. Business, Audience and Thunderbirds (Richard Harris, Andrew Smith)

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SLOW WEST WORLD CINEMA JURY PRIZE: DRAMATIC WINNER @ SUNDANCE 2015


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Congratulations to our Angela Littlejohn, Line Producer on Slow West which picked up the World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic Winner at Sundance! SECTION World Cinema Dramatic Competition COUNTRY United Kingdom/New Zealand RUN TIME 84 min Jay is a lovelorn 17-year-old Scottish aristocrat who travels to the American West at the […]

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New-look Tracy brothers are F.A.B.


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ITV and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures today released an exclusive preview of the new-look Tracy brothers from this year’s hotly anticipated new series, Thunderbirds Are Go. The picture features the brothers, [L-R] Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon and John in front of their home; the exotic Tracy Island. The action packed reboot […]

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Thunderbirds Take Off


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C21 Magazine – 14 January 2015 As 2014 drew to a close, CiTV in the UK commissioned ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures of New Zealand to make a second run of Thunderbirds Are Go, the reinvention of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s classic 1960s puppet series. After years of comedy dominating […]

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Thunderbirds Are Go To Blast Back On To TV Screens For Second Series


First Series Sold to Australia’s Nine Network and New Zealand’s TVNZ Thursday 18th December 2014 – ITV Studios and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures have been commissioned by CITV to make a second series of Thunderbirds Are Go, the major new reinvention of the iconic children’s show, ahead of the premiere […]

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