Legendary Fan Film The Adventures of Dr Hoo Hits YouTube

There are various legends in Doctor Who fandom, from collectors hoarding “lost” episodes to rumours of animated series being produced and then shelved. One such legend is Dr Hoo, a fan-produced stop-motion animation that circulated in the late 70s/early 80s but has remained on the whole unavailable.

Until now. Made on 8mm film and directed by Kevin “30 Years In The TARDIS” Davies, this spoof cartoon premiered at the world’s first Doctor Who convention in Battersea, London, in August 1977 and has been largely unseen since.

The animation is by Davies, Kevin Davies, Andrew Harlow, Steven Harlow, David Beasley and Mark Fuller, with Ning Lee and Gary Saunders as artists, while the soundtrack is Mankind’s 1978 cover “Dr Who”.

We love it :)

(With thanks to Joe)

Christian Cawley

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+.

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