The new animation seeks to be a bit of mixed media merging CG animation with miniature effects created by the Weta Workshop.
When disaster strikes and there’s no one else to help, International Rescue answers the call! From their secret island base, this family of highly trained responders can reach every corner of the globe – and beyond – in minutes. With their remarkable cutting edge Thunderbird Vehicles, brothers Scott, Virgil, John, Gordon and Alan Tracy along with head of security Kayo and lead engineer Brains pull off amazing feats of heroism. No rescue is too big and no journey too far to save a life. When duty calls, Thunderbirds are GO.
See the trailer for the animation below:
“Thunderbirds Are Go!” stars Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”) as Lady Penelope, Thomas Brodie-Sangster (“Love Actually,” “Game of Thrones”) as Gordon Tracy and John Tracy, Rasmus Hardiker as Alan Tracy and Scott Tracy, David Menkin as Virgil Tracy, Sandra Dickinson as Grandma Tracy, Kayvan Novak (“Four Lions”) as mechanical genius Brains, Andres Williams as the villainous Hood, and David Graham reprising his role as manservant/IR agent Parker.