Roswell, Nevada. The dusty strip of desert where nothing ever grows except alien legends and strange stories about flying saucers... The TARDIS touches down in 1958 and another legend is about to be born!
The Press Release for the story has also been released by the BBC Press Office here, which you can read below:
The BBC today releases the first image of the animated Doctor as he will appear in the new animation, Dreamland, which is due for broadcast later this year.
The six-part series will be premièred via the BBC Red Button on BBC One and the Doctor Who website (bbc.co.uk/doctorwho).
The 45-minute long animation will be broadcast in its entirety on CBBC on BBC Two this autumn and also on the BBD HD channel.
Written by Phil Ford (Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures) Dreamland will see the Doctor - played by David Tennant - arrive at the infamous alien hot spot, Roswell.
During a visit to a local diner he stumbles upon a mysterious alien artifact that leads him on a mission to rescue Rivesh Mantilax from the threat of the Viperox and the clutches of the American military.
Joining David Tennant will be Georgia Moffett (Doctor Who, Spooks) in the role of Cassie Rice - the Doctor's new animated companion.
David Warner (Wallander, Hogfather) also stars as the leader of the ruthless Viperox.
In the run-up to the animation, fans will be able to visit the Doctor Who webste (bbc.co.uk/doctorwho) to follow a behind-the-scenes production blog on the making of Dreamland, giving the oppotunity to follow the progress of the animation as it develops.
Dreamland was commissioned by the BBC Drama Multiplatform and will be produced for the BBC by Brighton-based animation company Littleloud.
It is being executive produced by Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner and Peirs Wenger, with Gary Russell as director.
Russell T Davies said: "Dreamland is a remarkable project and I'm thrilled with it. Phil Ford is a wonderful writer and promises to send the Doctor into a whole new visual dimension."
Rosie Allimonos, BBC Drama Multiplatform Commissioner, said: "I'm extremely exited about Dreamland. It presents an amazing oppotunity to expand the multiplatform storytelling potential of Doctor Who."
"To offer the ability to watch this brand new Doctor Who animation on so many different BBC platform is a real treat for our audience."
Richard Deverell, Controller, BBC Children;s said: "This is a wonderful addition to the already fantastic portfolio of CBBC programming. Having talent like Russell T Davies and Phil Ford at the helm of this project will no doubt ensure it captures the imagination of the CBBC viewers."
RTD Introduces Dreamland: