Bob the Builder Returns, Refreshed and Ready to Fix It

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Bob the Builder is back. He and his friends have a new look, but they can still fix it. Yes they can!

If your kids are anything like mine, they’ve gone through (or have persisted in) a construction phase. My son is obsessed with cars and trucks – really, anything with wheels – and shows like Bob the Builder and Thomas the Tank Engine are right in his wheelhouse.

When it comes to Thomas, I’ve noticed that he tends to prefer the newer versions with smoother animation over the older series with somewhat creepy stop-motion animation. The same was true for Bob the Builder. He wanted to like the show, but the quirky stop-motion animation always seemed to be a bit of a deal breaker for him.

Well, Bob is back with a new show that not only has refreshed character designs and visuals but also is made with enhanced CG animation.

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Jamie is a publishing/book nerd who makes a living by wrangling words together into some sense of coherence. He's the founder and owner of The Roarbots and also a contributor to Syfy Wire, StarWars.com, and GeekDad. On top of that, he hosts The Great Big Beautiful Podcast, which celebrates creativity in popular culture, science, and technology by talking to a wide variety of people who contribute to it.