Thunderbirds - Lord Of The Rings Effects Team To Bring Thunderbirds Back

Thunderbirds are go once again - the team behind the visual effects on The Lord Of The Rings and Avatar have been hired to work on an update of the classic 1960s kids show.

The Weta Workshop and New Zealand-based production company Pukeko Pictures will work on bringing the Tv show back to life.

The new series, titled Thunderbirds Are Go!, will be a mixture of Cgi animation and live-action model sets and is set to air in the U.K. in 2015.

Richard Taylor, co-owner of Pukeko Pictures and Weta Workshop, says, "It is thrilling to think we have the opportunity to work with ITv on this new series inspired by this most wonderful of British shows.

"I personally, together with the teams here at Pukeko Pictures and Weta Workshop, look forward to designing and creating an inspirational world that will engage the imagination of a whole new generation as it did for us nearly half a century ago."

Gerry Anderson, co-creator of the original Thunderbirds show, died on Christmas Day (25Dec12) at the age of 83.


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See How 'Thunderbirds' Was Made In Upcoming Documentary 'Filmed In Supermarionation' [Trailer & Pictures] 4292022 News

Ever wanted to know how Thunderbirds was filmed? Or how the cast and crew managed to create a series which remains alive and well in the popular imagination? Well this is your chance as a new documentary has been made focussing on AP Films, the company behind the animated puppet series. 

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Lady Penelope and Parker will return to narrate the documentary.

Read More: Rosamund Pike Chosen To Voice Lady Penelope In New Thunderbirds Re-Boot.

Filmed In Supermarionation tells the story of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson who founded AP Films (later renamed Century 21) in the 1960s. They also created such children's television series as Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlett and the Mysterons and Stingray. All the series were filmed using puppets and special effects created on a miniature scale. 

The use of puppets was dubbed by Gerry as 'supermarionation' and signified a revolutionary new means of using puppets and marionette techniques. Gerry continued to use the technique in various projects until his death in 2012 and he was awarded an MBE in 2001 for his services to entertainment. 

Filmed In Supermarionation has been directed and produced by documentary film maker Stephen La Rivière (The Story of Upstairs Downstairs) and is based on his book of the same name. Sylvia Anderson narrates the documentary. She is best known for providing the voice of Lady Penelope in Thunderbirds. Sylvia is joined in narrating the film by David Graham, who provided the voice for Lady Penelope's butler Parker. Lady Penelope and Parker will host the documentary, in puppet form, in specially created new segments. 

Captain Scarlet
AP Films were also responsible for Captain Scarlet.

The documentary uses archive footage, recent interviews and reconstructions to show how Gerry and his team created an ingenious new means of using puppets. Stephen La Rivière explained his interest in the subject, as recorded on Anderson-entertainment.com, saying "Despite being made in the 60s the Supermarionation shows have continually found new audiences. A large part of this is down to the incredible care with which they were made."

He continued by stating, "For a long time it's been my hope to make this film and tell the pioneering story of the small team of filmmakers behind these shows; a team that was so desperate to make 'proper' grown up films that they utilised all their ingenuity to push forward the then limited arts of puppetry and special effects and in the process inadvertently changed film history."

The popularity and ingenuity of the series, which saw a group of highly trained secret agents aid in the air, sea and land rescue of various individuals around the globe, continues fifty years after its creation. Set a century ahead, the series saw Jeff Tracy, voiced by Peter Dyneley, and his sons pilot various technologically advanced vehicles and weaponry. The series was the basis of a 2004 film starring Bill Paxton which was a critical flop but a new series for ITV has been commissioned which will air next year. 

Filmed In Supermarionation will premiere in October at the BFI. 

Read More: Thunderbirds Are Go! ITV To Remake Classic Children's TV Series.

Watch The Movie Trailer For Filmed In Supermarionation:

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Ever wanted to know how Thunderbirds was filmed? Or how the cast and crew managed to create a series which remains alive and well in the popular imagination? Well this is your chance as a new documentary has been made focussing on AP Films, the company behind the animated puppet series. 

Lady Penelope and Parker
Lady Penelope and Parker will return to narrate the documentary.

Read More: Rosamund Pike Chosen To Voice Lady Penelope In New Thunderbirds Re-Boot.

Filmed In Supermarionation tells the story of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson who founded AP Films (later renamed Century 21) in the 1960s. They also created such children's television series as Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlett and the Mysterons and Stingray. All the series were filmed using puppets and special effects created on a miniature scale. 

The use of puppets was dubbed by Gerry as 'supermarionation' and signified a revolutionary new means of using puppets and marionette techniques. Gerry continued to use the technique in various projects until his death in 2012 and he was awarded an MBE in 2001 for his services to entertainment. 

Filmed In Supermarionation has been directed and produced by documentary film maker Stephen La Rivière (The Story of Upstairs Downstairs) and is based on his book of the same name. Sylvia Anderson narrates the documentary. She is best known for providing the voice of Lady Penelope in Thunderbirds. Sylvia is joined in narrating the film by David Graham, who provided the voice for Lady Penelope's butler Parker. Lady Penelope and Parker will host the documentary, in puppet form, in specially created new segments. 

Captain Scarlet
AP Films were also responsible for Captain Scarlet.

The documentary uses archive footage, recent interviews and reconstructions to show how Gerry and his team created an ingenious new means of using puppets. Stephen La Rivière explained his interest in the subject, as recorded on Anderson-entertainment.com, saying "Despite being made in the 60s the Supermarionation shows have continually found new audiences. A large part of this is down to the incredible care with which they were made."

He continued by stating, "For a long time it's been my hope to make this film and tell the pioneering story of the small team of filmmakers behind these shows; a team that was so desperate to make 'proper' grown up films that they utilised all their ingenuity to push forward the then limited arts of puppetry and special effects and in the process inadvertently changed film history."

The popularity and ingenuity of the series, which saw a group of highly trained secret agents aid in the air, sea and land rescue of various individuals around the globe, continues fifty years after its creation. Set a century ahead, the series saw Jeff Tracy, voiced by Peter Dyneley, and his sons pilot various technologically advanced vehicles and weaponry. The series was the basis of a 2004 film starring Bill Paxton which was a critical flop but a new series for ITV has been commissioned which will air next year. 

Filmed In Supermarionation will premiere in October at the BFI. 

Read More: Thunderbirds Are Go! ITV To Remake Classic Children's TV Series.

Watch The Movie Trailer For Filmed In Supermarionation:

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When Gerry Anderson began his filmmaking career in the 60s, he was approached to create a children's television show using puppets. With everyone's minds on the likes of 'Andy Pandy' and 'The Flower Pot Men', it was understandable that his ambitious team were reluctant to emulate that. Instead, Gerry, alongside his wife Sylvia, created Supermarionation and embarked on a pioneering marionette project releasing incredible shows such as 'Thunderbirds', 'Captain Scarlet' and 'Stingray' using basic model set ups, sound effects and pyrotechnics which turned what could've been more monotonous programs into an action-packed, thrilling adventures. They helped to change the way children's shows were seen and made, and even managed to bring their impressive creations to the big screen. Supermarionation was without a doubt one of the biggest saviours of animated television and now those original creators return to their roots to explore the impact of their work.

'Filmed In Supermarionation' is a new documentary about the development of TV show puppetry, hosted by Lady Penelope and Parker from 'Thunderbirds'. The movie has been directed by Stephen La Rivière ('The Morning After: Remembering the Persuaders!', 'The Saint Steps in... To Colour') and co-written by Andrew T. Smith ('Orson Welles - Fade to Black ') and it's set to make its premiere on 30 September at BFI Southbank.

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Rosamund Pike Chosen To Voice Lady Penelope In New 'Thunderbirds' Re-Boot 3887201 News

Rosamund Pike has been selected to provide the voice for Lady Penelope in an all-new version of the hit puppet adventure show Thunderbirds. Pike will join the likes of Kayvan Novak, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, David Menkin, Sandra Dickinson and Rasmus Hardiker as the newest voices behind the Tracy Island rescue team, and they will be joined in the recording booth by a familiar voice from the first incarnation of Thunderbirds.

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Rosamund Pike will voice Lady Penelope in the new version of Thunderbirds

David Graham, who provided the voice for the ever-reliable chauffer Parker in the original 1960's series, has been hired to once again lend his voice to the pink Rolls Royce driving companion of Lady Penelope for the new series. He is the sole returnee for the new Thunderbirds series, which will be titled Thunderbirds Are Go! and will be a mixture of live-action, miniature sets and CGI animation.

"I am triple chuffed to be on board the new series of Thunderbirds Are Go! and reprising my role of dear old Parker with such a distinguished cast," Graham said in a statement upon his appointment (via the BBC). "My driving skills are in good nick and I am delighted to be behind the wheel again with M'Lady."

Former-Bond girl Pike, who most recently starred in the comedy The World's End, said that she was "very excited to bring Lady Penelope's wry wit and taste for adventure" to a new age and a new generation of viewers. She continued, "Exploring the scenes with David Graham has been an absolute delight. The scripts are very modern, very fresh and very funny. We're all eagerly anticipating our next stint in the recording studio!"

Thunderbirds Are Go! is being produced by ITV Studios and New Zealand-based Pukeko Picture and will air on ITV and CITV in 2015.

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The actress will appear alongside original Parker; David Graham

Rosamund Pike has been selected to provide the voice for Lady Penelope in an all-new version of the hit puppet adventure show Thunderbirds. Pike will join the likes of Kayvan Novak, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, David Menkin, Sandra Dickinson and Rasmus Hardiker as the newest voices behind the Tracy Island rescue team, and they will be joined in the recording booth by a familiar voice from the first incarnation of Thunderbirds.

Rosamund Pike
Rosamund Pike will voice Lady Penelope in the new version of Thunderbirds

David Graham, who provided the voice for the ever-reliable chauffer Parker in the original 1960's series, has been hired to once again lend his voice to the pink Rolls Royce driving companion of Lady Penelope for the new series. He is the sole returnee for the new Thunderbirds series, which will be titled Thunderbirds Are Go! and will be a mixture of live-action, miniature sets and CGI animation.

"I am triple chuffed to be on board the new series of Thunderbirds Are Go! and reprising my role of dear old Parker with such a distinguished cast," Graham said in a statement upon his appointment (via the BBC). "My driving skills are in good nick and I am delighted to be behind the wheel again with M'Lady."

Former-Bond girl Pike, who most recently starred in the comedy The World's End, said that she was "very excited to bring Lady Penelope's wry wit and taste for adventure" to a new age and a new generation of viewers. She continued, "Exploring the scenes with David Graham has been an absolute delight. The scripts are very modern, very fresh and very funny. We're all eagerly anticipating our next stint in the recording studio!"

Thunderbirds Are Go! is being produced by ITV Studios and New Zealand-based Pukeko Picture and will air on ITV and CITV in 2015.

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The actress will appear alongside original Parker; David Graham

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Thunderbirds (And David Graham as Parker) Are Go! 3886169 News

The sole member of the original Thunderbirds cast returning for the ITV remake is Parker, and what a fitting return it is. Parker was always there, always reliable, and when the franchise came knocking for a contemporary reboot, who was there? Well it was Parker of course.

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"I am triple chuffed to be on board the new series of Thunderbirds Are Go! and reprising my role of dear old Parker with such a distinguished cast," said Graham. "My driving skills are in good nick and I am delighted to be behind the wheel again with M'Lady. (BBC)

Former Bond girl, Rosamind Pike, is set to star as the lady Parker drives around: a certain Lady Penelope Parker. She was "very excited to bring Lady Penelope 's wry wit and taste for adventure" to a new generation. "Exploring the scenes with David Graham has been an absolute delight. The scripts are very modern, very fresh and very funny. We're all eagerly anticipating our next stint in the recording studio!" she added.

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The new cast includes Kayvan Novak as inventor Brains, Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Tracy brothers Gordon and John and Rasmus Hardiker as the Tracy brothers Alan and Scott. The fifth Tracy brother – and possibly the most famous, Virgil - will be played by David Menkin. Grandma Tracy will be voiced by Sandra Dickinson and The Hood is played by Andres Williams.

The new series, sees the Tracy brothers piloting their ''incredible vehicles into impossible rescues across the globe'', and is set to "affectionately pay tribute'' to the classic show, created by Gerry Anderson, who died in December at the age of 83. It will air on ITV in 2015, exactly half a century after the legendary Tracy clan and the International Rescue first aired.

The sole member of the original Thunderbirds cast returning for the ITV remake is Parker, and what a fitting return it is. Parker was always there, always reliable, and when the franchise came knocking for a contemporary reboot, who was there? Well it was Parker of course.

Rosamund PikeRosamund Pike is set to voice the iconic role of Penelope

"I am triple chuffed to be on board the new series of Thunderbirds Are Go! and reprising my role of dear old Parker with such a distinguished cast," said Graham. "My driving skills are in good nick and I am delighted to be behind the wheel again with M'Lady. (BBC)

Former Bond girl, Rosamind Pike, is set to star as the lady Parker drives around: a certain Lady Penelope Parker. She was "very excited to bring Lady Penelope 's wry wit and taste for adventure" to a new generation. "Exploring the scenes with David Graham has been an absolute delight. The scripts are very modern, very fresh and very funny. We're all eagerly anticipating our next stint in the recording studio!" she added.

ThunderbirdsThunderbirds are go!

The new cast includes Kayvan Novak as inventor Brains, Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Tracy brothers Gordon and John and Rasmus Hardiker as the Tracy brothers Alan and Scott. The fifth Tracy brother – and possibly the most famous, Virgil - will be played by David Menkin. Grandma Tracy will be voiced by Sandra Dickinson and The Hood is played by Andres Williams.

The new series, sees the Tracy brothers piloting their ''incredible vehicles into impossible rescues across the globe'', and is set to "affectionately pay tribute'' to the classic show, created by Gerry Anderson, who died in December at the age of 83. It will air on ITV in 2015, exactly half a century after the legendary Tracy clan and the International Rescue first aired.

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Thunderbirds Are Go! ITV To Remake Classic Children's TV Series 3483007 News

The Thunderbirds remake has been given the green-light, with ITV and The Hobbit studio in New Zealand teaming up to work on a new instalment of the classic children's television series. A 2015 release date has been earmarked, some 50 years after Thunderbirds was first launched.

According to The Guardian, Parker, Lady Penelope and Tracy Island will return for 'Thunderbirds Are Go!' made by ITV with the same New Zealand special effects studio that worked on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The best-loved show first appeared on the British channel in 1965, with Gerry Anderson's famous puppetry techniques. Anderson - whose other shows included Captain Scarlet, Joe 90 and Space 1999 - died in December last year, aged 83. 

The new 26-part series will feature a "unique mix of CGI animation and live-action model sets," and will "deliver a whole new level of action-adventure animation for today's audience." ITV Studios UK managing director Denise O'Donoghue said: "Thunderbirds is a highly respected brand that continues to hold recognition around the world."

A Hollywood movie, based on the 1960s television series, was released in 2004 to poor reviews. Starring Bill Paxton and Ben Kingsley, Thunderbirds was set in the year 2010 and focused on the "mysterious Tracy Island when mere international security is not enough." Roger Ebert said, "This is a movie made for an audience that does not exist, at least in the land of North American multiplexes."

The Thunderbirds remake has been given the green-light, with ITV and The Hobbit studio in New Zealand teaming up to work on a new instalment of the classic children's television series. A 2015 release date has been earmarked, some 50 years after Thunderbirds was first launched.

According to The Guardian, Parker, Lady Penelope and Tracy Island will return for 'Thunderbirds Are Go!' made by ITV with the same New Zealand special effects studio that worked on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The best-loved show first appeared on the British channel in 1965, with Gerry Anderson's famous puppetry techniques. Anderson - whose other shows included Captain Scarlet, Joe 90 and Space 1999 - died in December last year, aged 83. 

The new 26-part series will feature a "unique mix of CGI animation and live-action model sets," and will "deliver a whole new level of action-adventure animation for today's audience." ITV Studios UK managing director Denise O'Donoghue said: "Thunderbirds is a highly respected brand that continues to hold recognition around the world."

A Hollywood movie, based on the 1960s television series, was released in 2004 to poor reviews. Starring Bill Paxton and Ben Kingsley, Thunderbirds was set in the year 2010 and focused on the "mysterious Tracy Island when mere international security is not enough." Roger Ebert said, "This is a movie made for an audience that does not exist, at least in the land of North American multiplexes."

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Thunderbirds to Make Return to U.K TV Screens 3481694 News

Everyone's favourite strings-attached pals, the timeless Thunderbirds puppets are set to return to screens in 2015, Sky News reports. 

This might be better for the generation of kids that grew up watching Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlett with a bowl of cereal before school, rather than the ones who's first experience of puppetry was Team America, but Thunderbirds will return to U.K TV screens in 2015. They will air on ITV and CITV and use a mix of CGI animation and live-action model sets. ITV said it would "affectionately pay tribute" to the legacy of the original show. "Thunderbirds is a highly respected brand that continues to hold recognition around the world," said Denise O'Donoghue, head of ITV Studios, which is heading the project. "We look forward to taking the show to another level while retaining the much-loved heritage that has endured over the past 50 years."

The show will mark a momentous time for the franchise, as 2015 sees the 50th anniversary, since it hit the air in 1965. Richard Taylor, co-owner of Pukeko Pictures and Weta Workshop, said: "It is thrilling to think we have the opportunity to work with ITV on this new series inspired by this most wonderful of British shows.

Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson died in December 2012, so the relaunch of the franchise will also act as a great extension of his legacy.

Everyone's favourite strings-attached pals, the timeless Thunderbirds puppets are set to return to screens in 2015, Sky News reports. 

This might be better for the generation of kids that grew up watching Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlett with a bowl of cereal before school, rather than the ones who's first experience of puppetry was Team America, but Thunderbirds will return to U.K TV screens in 2015. They will air on ITV and CITV and use a mix of CGI animation and live-action model sets. ITV said it would "affectionately pay tribute" to the legacy of the original show. "Thunderbirds is a highly respected brand that continues to hold recognition around the world," said Denise O'Donoghue, head of ITV Studios, which is heading the project. "We look forward to taking the show to another level while retaining the much-loved heritage that has endured over the past 50 years."

The show will mark a momentous time for the franchise, as 2015 sees the 50th anniversary, since it hit the air in 1965. Richard Taylor, co-owner of Pukeko Pictures and Weta Workshop, said: "It is thrilling to think we have the opportunity to work with ITV on this new series inspired by this most wonderful of British shows.

Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson died in December 2012, so the relaunch of the franchise will also act as a great extension of his legacy.

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Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds Creator, Gerry Anderson, Dies Age 83. 3430576 News

Jamie Anderson, Gerry Anderson's son, made the announcement via his website on Boxing Day. The statement said: "I'm very sad to announce the death of my father, Thunderbirds creator, Gerry Anderson. He died peacefully in his sleep at midday today (26th December 2013), having suffered with mixed dementia for the past few years. He was 83." Adding that anyone wishing to make donations in his honour should do so to the Alzheimers Society, for whom, in his later years, he became an ambassador.

Best known and loved for Thunderbirds, Stingray and Captain Scarlet, Anderson pushed the limits of puppetry in television and cinema. Prior to the development of CGI and other effects, Anderson made sophisticated puppets and adapted them to the needs of the shows. Thunderbirds, which began as a TV programme, filmed in Slough and airing on ITV in 1965, turned into a feature film the following year, and a further film two years later. Despite the series' enormous success it originally only ran for two seasons. Since, though, it has had numerous reprieves, most recently in the 2004 live action film of the same name. Likewise, following the success of that movie, Captain Scarlet was also made again using CGI animation for ITV in 2005. 

In the Gerry Anderson fan website obituary, they said: "Anderson's unique style of filmmaking influenced the imaginations and careers of countless creatives that succeeded him, and his productions continue to be shown around the world to new generations of fans." As well as inspiring other film makers, his work is also a part of many children's fondest childhood memories. Anderson had been suffering with mixed dementia for the past two years and leaves behind three children, and his widow Mary. 

Jamie Anderson, Gerry Anderson's son, made the announcement via his website on Boxing Day. The statement said: "I'm very sad to announce the death of my father, Thunderbirds creator, Gerry Anderson. He died peacefully in his sleep at midday today (26th December 2013), having suffered with mixed dementia for the past few years. He was 83." Adding that anyone wishing to make donations in his honour should do so to the Alzheimers Society, for whom, in his later years, he became an ambassador.

Best known and loved for Thunderbirds, Stingray and Captain Scarlet, Anderson pushed the limits of puppetry in television and cinema. Prior to the development of CGI and other effects, Anderson made sophisticated puppets and adapted them to the needs of the shows. Thunderbirds, which began as a TV programme, filmed in Slough and airing on ITV in 1965, turned into a feature film the following year, and a further film two years later. Despite the series' enormous success it originally only ran for two seasons. Since, though, it has had numerous reprieves, most recently in the 2004 live action film of the same name. Likewise, following the success of that movie, Captain Scarlet was also made again using CGI animation for ITV in 2005. 

In the Gerry Anderson fan website obituary, they said: "Anderson's unique style of filmmaking influenced the imaginations and careers of countless creatives that succeeded him, and his productions continue to be shown around the world to new generations of fans." As well as inspiring other film makers, his work is also a part of many children's fondest childhood memories. Anderson had been suffering with mixed dementia for the past two years and leaves behind three children, and his widow Mary. 

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Designed to reach disaster zones quickly, this awesome silver-grey spearhead craft is extremely manoeuvrable. </p> <p class="black2pt"><strong>THUNDERBIRD 2 </strong></p> <p class="black2pt"><strong>Pilots: </strong>Jeff Tracy and Gordon Tracy<br> T2 Stats:<br> Length: 150 feet <br> Wingspan: 110 feet <br> Weight: 406 tons <br> Maximum speed: 5,000 mph </p> <p class="black2pt">Renowned for its power and strength, Thunderbird 2 is the workhorse of the fleet. Piloted by Jeff Tracy and his son Gordon, this massive, green leviathan carries International Rescue&#8217;s vital heavy-duty engineering and life-saving equipment, including the versatile mini-sub, Thunderbird 4.<br> <br> <strong>THUNDERBIRD 3 </strong></p> <p class="black2pt"><strong>Pilot:</strong> Virgil Tracy<br> T3 Stats:<br> Length: 175 feet <br> Main body diameter: 23 feet <br> Weight: 562 tons <br> Maximum speed: 5,000 mph </p> <p class="black2pt">Thunderbird 3 is the space rescue and shuttle craft of the International Rescue organisation. Used for extra-orbital missions, this bright red interstellar rescue rocket also transports supplies to Thunderbird 5.<br> <br> <strong>THUNDERBIRD 4 </strong></p> <p class="black2pt">T4 Stats:<br> Length: 30 feet <br> Width: 11 feet <br> Surface cruising speed: 40 knots <br> Underwater speed: 160 knots </p> <p class="black2pt">The smallest of the International Rescue vehicles, Thunderbird 4 is primarily used for underwater emergencies. 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