Merchandise Classic Doctor Who The Ice Warriors animated reconstruction

Published on February 28th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

The Ice Warriors Animated!

In news that will warm the hearts of many classic Doctor Who fans, BBC Worldwide’s website has announced that contrary to previous reports, the forthcoming DVD release of The Ice Warriors will include animated reconstructions of the missing episodes!

As you can see from above, the animation is of a different style to that produced for The Reign of Terror. Said DVD producer Dan Hall, Managing Director of Pup Ltd Media Consultancy:

Doctor Who has had many different visual styles thanks to changing directors, designers and production methods. We wanted to mirror this in our choice of animation partner.

Producing the animated episodes is animation studio Qurios, who will be bringing to life missing episodes two and three. Says Hall:

We’ve been discussing the various ways Qurios could reconstruct these episodes for over three years. So it’s really, really satisfying to finally see them animated. Qurios have a great track record in excellent and innovative animations.

Producer of the classic Who range, Chris Chapman, has been involved to oversee the animation, although Qurios are no newcomers – they’ve previously done effects work for comedy series Hyperdrive and Mongrels.

This is of course great news, coming at the right time – Series 7b will feature the return of the Ice Warriors with an updated look!

(With thanks to Ian)


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

3 Responses to The Ice Warriors Animated!

  1. avatar aces#1fan says:

    not a super impressive clip, but it is so awesome that they are animating these lost episodes! Power of the Daleks, please!

  2. avatar Rick Lundeen says:

    See, I like that style animation MUCH much better than what we got in Reign of Terror. The animation in R. of T. was very detailed but almost painfully so. It actually gave me a headache by the time it was over. They tried so hard to get realistic it backfired on them.

    The above clip is far more like the animation from The Invasion and suits it perfectly, I think. Check out all the nuances of Troughton’s expressions, it’s all there, communicated very nicely. Simple, to the point, yet smoother than Scream of the Shalka and not as over-worked as Reign of Terror. I’m very excited that they’re animating this as well as the end of Tenth Planet.

  3. avatar Bradondo says:

    My dearest BBC,
    I’m so very sorry for the terrible things I said about you when it was incorrectly reported that you would not be animating “The Ice Warriors” missing episodes. I was upset, and in the heat of passion we all sometimes say things we come to regret. I hope you will accept this box of chocolates (the chewy kind with bits of almond–I know what you like, BBC!). Please know there’s nothing you could ever do to make me stop loving you. Except if you cancelled Doctor Who again. Consider yourself warned.
    With much love,

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