Bob the Builder slapped with CGI rendering

Stop motion goes the way of dry stone walling

Fans of traditional stop-motion animation and whose kids have been raised on Bob the Builder may wish to lament the forthcoming Heavy Duty Diggers outing for Bob, delivered in "full-power CGI".

According to Home Media Magazine, the DVD features "five episodes of the new, computer-generated Bob and friends... following them hard at work in their new home of Harbor Town".

Oh dear. Before CGI Bob and chums inevitably get whisked off to their new home of Pandora to help the Na'vi build environmentally-sensitive forest dwellings, here's his original stop-motion title sequence:

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