Show #164 – May 30, 2010

In Podcast by Steve Swanson2 Comments

I’m joined by listener Sara Allen this week as we discuss a topic we’ve probably overlooked until now: Sesame Street animation! Sara is a big fan of animation as an art form, and is quite knowledgeable on the subject! Check out her blog, the Ink and Pixel Club.

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Here are all the link to the pieces we discussed on the show this week.

The King of 8

The Queen of 6

Pinball Number Count

A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter.

Bob reads Where The Wild Things Are (VERY RARE!)

Billy Joe Jive

Teeny Little Superguy:

Madrigal Alphabet

The Alligator King

Ladybugs’ Picnic

That’s About the Size of It

I think I remembered all of them. If not I’ll add to the collection already here on the page.

Oh! Here’s another favorite that I forgot to mention on the show:

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Steve is a lifelong Muppet fan. He is the owner of FanPress, a media company specializing in telling inspiring stories in fandom. He is also a musician, songwriter, and teacher. Currently his favorite instrument is the ukulele. As such, he recently launched UcanUke, a music coaching website, where students of all ages and skill levels can learn in personalized online lessons.

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  2. In response to the question that was raised regarding Teeny Little Super Guy and the “rotation of cups” – it seemed as though Mrs. Allen was under the impression that the cups themselves would rotate – as I read the muppetwiki page I believe there were multiple cups, each having an overlay of a separate Teeny Super Guy pose. These various cups would then be cycled through in series, one replacing the next in rotation to create the appearance of motion or animation, effectively becoming simply another piece of the overall stop motion. I am not certain this is the way it was done; although, this is my interpretation of what is posted on the wiki. Hope it helps. Great show. Take care.

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