14/10/2014 12:19 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Bob The Builder's Makeover Angers Fans


Bob the Builder has been given a makeover by toy makers Mattel, but his new 'modern' look is not to everyone's liking.

HIT Entertainment, the firm behind the cartoon, claim that Bob's new computer generated look "retains the emotional warmth that has always given Bob The Builder a firm place in the hearts of young viewers."

But many noughties children who grew up watching the original series (and the parents of those noughties children) disagree and they have taken to Twitter in droves to voice their disappointment.

Beauty vlogger Zoella was amongst the offended.

The latest series of Bob the Builder, which will be shown next year, will see Neil Morrissey, who has voiced the character since the show began, replaced by Lee Ingleby, who played Stan Shunpike in Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt will play Bob's business partner Wendy and Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison will voice Scoop the digger.

Bob is just the latest treasured cartoon character to be 'modernised' by Mattel since it bought Hit Entertainment in 2011. Thomas the Tank Engine and Fireman Sam have also been revamped.

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