Tinky-Winky and LaaLaa Coming to a Computer Near YouThe hottest thing in the game and toys world is Sony's newly-unveiled computer game unit, the Playstation2. Possibly taking advantage of all the Playstation2 hype, the 'Teletubbies' produced by the BBC and Ragdoll Productions and broadcast in over 100 countries since its first airing in 1997, will be made into a video game for the Playstation platform.
The 'Teletubbies' video game to be marketed by the BBC will be launched on April 1 and will have game players exploring the Telebubbies' hills as of the Teletubbie characters- Tinky Winky, Laa Laa, Dipsy or Po.
The BBC is marketing the game as the first targeted at preschoolers ages 2 to 4. Oddly enough, when Sony's Playstation was first produced in 1994, it was regarded a children's toy. Presently, over 50 percent of Playstation's users eighteen years or over. The BBC expects that with owners of the new super high-tech Playstation2 which combines the power of a CD player and DVD player and the over 70 million older-model Playstations in existence, their product success is assured.
The 'Teletubbies' success story which caused a sensation with its ground-breaking ideas in programming for children mixing real and animated effects, repeated actions and vocabulary, will probably continue with the introduction of the video game.
The BBC also plans to put out other computer games for children this year for the Playstation pltaform such as the animated series 'Hello Noddy' which is presently airing in Korea.
by Yi Hu-nam