Cult British puppet hero Joe 90 is to be revived in a new Walt Disney film now Hollywood producers have bought the rights to the 1960s sci-fi doll.

Joe 90 starred on British television as a nine-year-old agent for the mythical WORLD INTELLIGENCE NETWORK during the height of the Cold War.

Through an electronic device hidden in his glasses he could absorb the brain patterns of experts to help complete his missions and maintain the global balance of power.

British husband-and-wife team GERRY and SYLVIA ANDERSON wrote Joe 90 in the late 1960s after the success of the Thunderbirds, which is currently being made into a movie.

The big screen version of Joe 90 will be a live action film.

05/05/2003 21:02