The sultan of the super-marionette, Gerry Anderson’s programs propelled children’s entertainment into un-thought of realms. From the fantastic details of machinery to the stupendous explosions, his projects were bog blockbuster films on a small scale. Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Supercar, Stingray, Joe 90, the Secret Service and more were templates for the kind of entertainment that we find commonplace today on big budget action feature films.
And it all started with a major disappointment… while Gerry Anderson was excited to develop new program he was devastated that he had to use puppets.
The new documentary ‘Filmed in Supermarionation’ will utilize digitally remasters clips along with new interviews and behind the scenes footage unveiling the majesty of the world Gerry Anderson and his acclaimed crew of visionaries developed in a small studio.
Released by Network, ‘Filmed in Supermarionation’ has a October 2014 street date.