Silent movie icon Charlie Chaplin is set to be brought back from the dead to star in a new animated 3-D series.
Producers at DQ Entertainment, Method Animation and MK2 are developing the as yet untitled programme for television, mobile, home video and internet viewers.
The first season will consist of 104 six-minute episodes in colour and without dialogue, showing Chaplin's character travelling around the world, reports Daily Variety.
Method president Aton Soumache says, “There won’t be any direct movie adaptations. We will use gags from the films, pay homage and try and keep the spirit of Chaplin.”
The series is expected to debut in spring 2011.