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Saturday, 23 March 2013

WebFind: New official Gerry Anderson web site preps for Go

Gerry Anderson
A new official website is in the works for the late, great Gerry Anderson, with a launch page in place inviting interested fans to sign up. The Gerry Anderson Legacy site is simply described as "GerryAnderson.co.uk is the new home of Gerry Anderson’s legacy – both classic productions as well as new projects.”

It will be interesting to see what it features. There's no doubt a wealth of information that could be included on such a site dedicated to the man most associated with shows such as Thunderbirds, Stingray, UFO and their related comics such as TV Century 21.

Last month, ITV announced it was teaming up with New Zealand-based Weta Digital and Pukeko Pictures on a new 26-episode series of Thunderbirds, to be produced using a mix of CGI animation and live-action model sets while also paying tribute to the legacy of model locations from Anderson’s original.

The show will air on ITV and CITV in the UK in 2015, while ITVSGE will handle worldwide rights. “Thunderbirds is a highly respected brand that continues to hold recognition around the world” said ITV’s Denise O Donoghue. “This cult series is often credited as changing the history of animation and action-adventure, and we look forward to taking the show to another level while retaining the much-loved heritage that has endured over the past 50 years."

• If you would like to be notified about the Gerry Anderson Legacy website’s launch, then follow the link here.

•There is also an official Twitter feed and a Facebook page.

• Gerry’s son Jamie Anderson maintains a JustGiving page dedicated to supporting the Alzheimer’s Society. If you would like to make a donation in memory of Gerry Anderson please follow the link here: www.justgiving.com/RememberingGerryAnderson


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