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Second Doctor Classic, The Abominable Snowmen to be Animated for DVD and Blu-ray in 2022

The Abominable Snowmen, the largely-missing Second Doctor classic which introduced the Great Intelligence, will be animated for release on DVD, Blu-ray, and steelbook next year.

The six-part story will be recreated using animation, paired with fully restored audio recordings.

Check out the trailer:

This is a real classic, set in the heart of Tibet, with creepy visuals, gorgeous ideas, and one of the best TARDIS teams. Here’s what The Abominable Snowmen is about:

In the 17th century, an old Tibetan friend of the Doctor’s reached out and touched the mind of an alien disembodied energy, giving it a conduit to Earth. 300 years later, the Doctor returns to the Himalayas to return the Holy Ganta, an ancient relic he was given many centuries ago by the grateful monks at Det-Sen Monastery.

On arriving however, the Doctor is treated as a villain – blamed for a series of brutal murders in the area. Jamie and Victoria meanwhile discover the true culprits – the previously peaceful Yeti that live in seclusion on the mountainside have apparently turned violent.

The Doctor must convince the monks that not only is he not their enemy, but the real foe – and the power controlling the Yeti – is living amongst them. Their ancient Master, Padmasambhava, is being controlled by an alien entity known only as the Great Intelligence.

It was written by Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln, and directed by Gerald Blake. This latest animation is directed by Chloe Grech and Gary Russell, with a whole host of Executive Producers for Big Finish Creative: Jason Haigh-Ellery, Mark B. Oliver and Gary Russell; and Russell Minton for BBC Studios.

We know the standard making of special features will be included, but the full list of bonuses is yet to be revealed.

The Abominable Snowmen will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, and steelbook in early 2022.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Second Doctor Classic, The Abominable Snowmen to be Animated for DVD and Blu-ray in 2022

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