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Resurrecting Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's Classic 'Thunderbirds' using original voice tracks and retro filmmaking techniques
Backers: 3378
Average Pledge Per Backer: £65

Funded: £218,412 of £75,000
Dates: Jul 9th -> Aug 9th (32 days)
Project By: Stephen La Rivière
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Latest News

Please Check Your Pledges

August 9th - via:
With just three and a half hours to go until the end of the campaign we'd like to ask you all to check your pledges. We notice quite a few people have ended up decreasing their pledges today. This may be intentional, or it may be due to Kickstarter's... (Read More)

Prepare For Blast Off!

August 9th - via:
There are less than ten hours to go before Thunderbirds 1965 reaches the conclusion of its Kickstarter campaign. It has been quite a journey and we're very grateful to each and every one of our backers, but there is still time to raise that little... (Read More)

1 Day To Go!

August 8th - via:
The countdown has almost reached zero and Thunderbird 1 is all set to launch! That's right, there's only one day left to go before Thunderbirds 1965's Kickstarter campaign comes to an end. As such, this is your last chance to get hold of some of our... (Read More)

Stretch Goal: Achieved!

August 7th - via:
 We've reached £195,000! Thank you so much everyone! So, we can just get on with the production now, right? Sadly not. Firstly, just because people have pledged, it doesn't mean that their payments will actually go through. Some Kickstarters can... (Read More)

"We're running out of runway!"

August 7th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Unmute Play with sound 00:00 00:00 It's the final weekend! Time is running out! The third episode of Classic Thunderbirds is still NOT funded. Will we make it in time? Or are we going to... (Read More)

3 Days to Go!

August 6th - via:
The end is in sight! We're tantalisingly close to reaching the crucial figure of £195,000 to see the third and final Classic Thunderbirds episode enter production. With time running out, and as we're so near to hitting the target, we have decided... (Read More)

'Thunderbirds' are go via new Kickstarter campaign

August 6th - via:
The family of "Thunderbirds" creator Gerry Anderson has given the OK for new episodes of the popular puppet-driven TV show from the '60s, based on an original album and radio recordings to be made. (Read More)

4 Days to GO!

August 5th - via:
 "We're running out of runway!" Only four days left to go! It seems amazing that the campaign is almost over and that production is commencing on the first new episode of Classic Thunderbirds in nearly five decades. We still need your help though.... (Read More)

5 Days and Another New Reward!

August 4th - via:
The countdown to the end has begun! We're in our last five days, and less than £15k to go! Yesterday, we added a great new reward - CD replicas of the original three Thunderbirds mini albums that we'll be adapting. This means we're now offering CD... (Read More)

New Reward: Mini Album CDs!

August 3rd - via:
We're pleased to announce that, to go with our recent vinyl rewards, we are able to provide a limited run of the mini-albums on CD! As with the vinyl pack, these CDs will feature replica packaging of the original 1960s albums. Our licence only... (Read More)

6 days to go!

August 3rd - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Unmute Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Will Scott save Lady Penelope in time? Will we raise the necessary £195,000 in order to produce our third, and final episode of Classic Thunderbirds?... (Read More)

1 Week to Go!

August 2nd - via:
We're on the final stretch! We have one week remaining and less than £25,000 to raise before we can guarantee a third and final episode of Classic Thunderbirds. Work is now well-underway on the project. Sets, puppets and models of 50 years ago are... (Read More)

Special Delivery

August 1st - via:
What could this be? It's a special delivery we received yesterday direct from International Rescue. Inside, is contained something that dates from the 60s and was previously the property of A.P. Films, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's production company.... (Read More)

A Landmark Day!

July 31st - via:
We hit a major landmark today - we are now the most successful UK film project ever funded on Kickstarter! Huge thanks to everyone who has contributed towards this success. However, the campaign isn't over yet. We have 8 days, and £30,000 still to... (Read More)

Excitement is GO!

July 30th - via:
Wow, what a day yesterday was! Since the announcement that Thunderbirds 1965 will be bringing the series back to its original home on the Slough Trading Estate, we have been absolutely inundated with press coverage. Here is a roundup of the news... (Read More)

New Rewards Unlocked!

July 30th - via:
Phew, what a day! The news that Thunderbirds 1965 will be returning the series to its original home on the Slough Trading Estate has sent the press into overdrive. We'll have a full roundup for you tomorrow, but until then why not check out the... (Read More)

Thunderbirds Are Go-ing Home to the Slough Trading Estate!

July 30th - via:
We've been teasing that we've got some exciting news for a while now - and finally we can reveal what it is. Fifty years since the original series was in the production, Thunderbirds is returning home to Stirling Road on the Slough Trading Estate.... (Read More)


July 29th - via:
We've hit another landmark! 200% - exactly double the amount of money we aimed to raise in the first place. Thank you so much to everyone that has helped the project rocket towards its goals! We'll be making an announcement tomorrow morning -... (Read More)

REWARD PROFILE – Commemorative Photo Album

July 28th - via:
Thunderbirds 1965 is, above all, a celebration of the enduring 50 year legacy of the classic television series produced by AP films. To mark the anniversary in print, we're pleased to be offering our backers the Commemorative Photo Album reward. This... (Read More)

Two Weeks To Go!

July 27th - via:
As our campaign enters the final two weeks of its run, we're very pleased to see that Thunderbirds 1965 continues to gather media attention. Yesterday, Huffington Post UK carried a piece about us written by Jamie Anderson, son of Gerry, and a great... (Read More)

Pledging For Multiple Rewards

July 26th - via:
People have been asking us how to increase their pledges and add to their reward selection, so we have produced what we hope is a simple and easy to follow graphic that will guide you through the process. Thank you to everybody who has supported us... (Read More)

Authenticity is Key

July 25th - via:
At Thunderbirds 1965, we pride ourselves in paying attention to even the smallest of details. To make our brand new classic-style episodes as authentic as possible, a great level of research has to be invested into the look of 1960s... (Read More)

Half Way!

July 24th - via:
Today marks the half way mark of Thunderbirds 1965’s campaign and we are now entering week three! Traditionally, the middle of any Kickstarter campaign is considered to be the most difficult, with a lull in pledges and general interest before... (Read More)

New Reward Unlocked!

July 23rd - via:
We've had some exciting news! Thunderbirds 1965 is on course to become the most successful UK Film and Television project ever funded on Kickstarter. To celebrate, we've unlocked a new reward – Retro-Style Thunderbirds 1965 Lobby Cards depicting... (Read More)

Retro Techniques, Digital Preparation

July 23rd - via:
Here at Thunderbirds 1965, we're constantly astounded by the ingenious techniques that were used to bring Thunderbirds and the other Supermarionation shows to life during the 1960s. Some of these methods were captured on film in this rather wonderful... (Read More)

Thunderbirds Are Going

July 22nd - via:
It has been two days since we passed the target for our first stretch goal and we are now swiftly heading towards our second. If we can raise £195,000 Thunderbirds 1965 will be able to bring you not TWO, but THREE episodes of classic Thunderbirds.... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked!

July 20th - via:
Well done, everybody – we did it! The £120,000 stretch goal has been reached, meaning that all of your DVDs and BLU-RAYs will feature not ONE, but TWO episodes of brand new classic-style episodes of Thunderbirds. We can’t wait for you to see... (Read More)

Thunderbirds Prequel Almost GO!

July 20th - via:
Yesterday was another busy day on Kickstarter and we're now only £2500 short of our first Stretch Goal - to produce Introducing Thunderbirds! Again, thank you to everybody who has supported this project up until this point. Getting on board early... (Read More)

David Elliott

July 19th - via:
Yesterday was an excellent day for Thunderbirds 1965 and saw our fund-raiser pass the £110,000 mark. This means there is less than £10,000 to be raised before we can commit to bringing you our second episode, “Introducing Thunderbirds”. If... (Read More)

News At Ten... Nine... Eight... Seven... Six...

July 18th - via:
Yesterday was a big day for Thunderbirds 1965. After a barrage of press attention and a surge of new backers, we were able to pass the £100,000 mark! That leaves us less than £20,000 to raise before we hit our first stretch goal and bring you a... (Read More)

Exclusive Interview with the Thunderbirds 1965 Crew

July 18th - via:
In this exclusive interview we talk to Thunderbirds 1965 producer Stephen La Rivière about this FAB project which aims to produce up to three brand new episodes of classic Thunderbirds. (Read More)

Thunderbirds Are EVERYWHERE

July 17th - via:
As the Thunderbirds 1965 campaign continues to hurtle towards its stretch goals, we’re picking up a lot of fantastic press coverage. Most recently, the project has been featured in both the print and online edition of The Times. This is just the... (Read More)

Model maker David Tremont Joins the Team

July 16th - via:
Hello all!The Thunderbirds 1965 campaign has now been running on Kickstarter for a week and in that time we have raised almost £100,000. A massive thank you is owed to everybody who has pledged and shared so far, but the fight continues. We really... (Read More)

Thunderbirds: Kickstarter project to animate 1960s audio stories

July 16th - via:
The director behind Filmed In Supermarionation doc plans to film 3 audio-only 1966 Thunderbirds stories using original puppet technique... (Read More)


July 15th - via:
As we continue to rocket towards our £120,000 stretch goal, we thought you might like to hear about some new rewards we are making available. The first new reward we are pleased to be able to offer is our ‘The Making Of Thunderbirds 1965' Booklet.... (Read More)

NEW REWARDS – English / 日本語含む

July 13th - via:
So here we are on day 6 of the campaign and it seems our dream to produce a new episode of Classic Thunderbirds based on the mini-albums is going to come to true. A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. We have the skills to put the... (Read More)


July 13th - via:
That’s right, Thunderbirds 1965 has reached its £75,000 base target in less than five days! We want to say a big big thank you to all of our generous backers and to those of you who have spread the word. Our mission is not yet over, however.... (Read More)

On The Home Run!

July 12th - via:
Hi there! Thunderbirds 1965 is now in the fourth day of its Kickstarter campaign and we are very pleased to say that we are now over 85% funded. This leaves us with only £10,000 to raise before we hit our base target and are able to bring you a... (Read More)

Pledge Profile: The Thunderbirds 1965 Experience

July 10th - via:
Hello all! Well, after a strong second day, we have reached 70% (£56,000) of our base goal. A great bit thank you to everybody who has contributed or spread the word so far. Today, we thought we’d tell you about one of our most special rewards,... (Read More)

Rocketing Towards Our Goal

July 9th - via:
Hello Kickstarter backers – thanks to your generous pledges, Thunderbirds 1965 has achieved 56% (£42,000) of its base goal in less than 24 hours! We couldn’t be more greatful. A fair number of people have now been in touch with us to ask about... (Read More)

Brand New Episodes of Classic Thunderbirds on the way!

July 7th - via:
It's the moment fans have been waiting for for nearly 50 years - but soon they'll be able to get hold of brand new episodes of classic Thunderbirds! (Read More)

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