Doctor Who News Doctor Who: The Ice Warriors animated!

Published on May 2nd, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett

The Ice Warriors’ Character Artwork

We’ve gone from 0 to 60 in the space of such short time when it comes to recreated episodes of Doctor Who on DVD: this year has already offered us The animated episodes of The Reign of Terror and we’ve still got The Tenth Planet, The Ice Warriors and The Moonbase to look forward to as well. You can’t say that we aren’t being treated well during Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary year.

To get you a little more excited ahead of Augusts’ release of The Ice Warriors on DVD, the animation company given the commission to recreate the episodes, Qurios, have revealed their design artwork for the main characters in the adventure.

The Ice Warriors Character Artwork

There’s the Second Doctor, Jamie, Victoria, Leader Clent, Arden, Miss Garrett, Penley, Storr and of course the eponymous warriors of the story Varga, Zondal and the other one – you know who we mean; he has a rather large head for an Ice Warrior. Y’know. Him.

Theses animations and designs are a very different approach to what we were offered from 2006’s recreations on the DVD release of The Invasion so start getting excited about a new style of Doctor Who!

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5 Responses to The Ice Warriors’ Character Artwork

  1. avatar rickjlundeen says:

    This is actually a *lot* closer to the “Invasion” style than it is the “Reign of Terror/Tenth planet” style and I like that. This is a more fluid, fun style that seems appropriate to the Troughton era. Whether it was planned or not, I also like that they’re keeping a certain style for Hartnell and a certain style for Troughton. Well done. although I’m guessing these may be the last ones we’ll see animated and these are the last adventures where most of or at least half of the adventure already exists in video form. Unless the BB decides to dive in to the rest. I don’t see them spend the money but one never knows.

    • avatar lozzer says:

      Moonbase has been animated and will be released later in the year. I can see them doing this with a lot more of the stories – even ones with no surviving episodes – I might seem a bit optimistic, but I genuinely think they’ll do as many as they can.

    • avatar Francis cave says:

      Well considering we now have two episodes of out of four of the underwater menace I think the chances of that one being released with the other
      Two animated are pretty high….

  2. avatar FrancoPabloDiablo says:

    I for one really appreciate and love The Reign Of Terror DVD release, but just something about it paled in comparison to The Invasion DVD. I am not going to complain about these fture releases as everything I have seen so far looks so promising. What a year to be a die-hard, long-term fan of the show!

  3. avatar Chris says:

    I wish they would include color animations as an option. You are going to lose a lot of the original in a new animation anyway, why not add something?

    Hopefully it will surpass Reign of Terror a little. I just saw Ian Levine’s Mission To The Unknown and I would love to see things go more in that direction.

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