This week I’m delighted to invite film director Constance Marks onto the show, as we discuss her recent film “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey“. This new documentary, soon to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, chronicles the life and career of Kevin Clash, Creative Director of Sesame Workshop and performer of the little red monster, Elmo.
Have you gotten the new version of Muppet Monopoly? Don’t wait too long!
Senior App Producer Gabriel Schlumberger gives a little behind-the-scenes from his company’s development of the Sesame Street e-book version of the classic “The Monster at the End of this book”.
And don’t forget your all-new exclusive Steiff Fozzie Bear!
The next installment of the Fraggle Rock Comic book comes out this week on January 19. This book has done no wrong as of yet, and fans seem to always be eagerly awaiting the next issue!
The PBS Series “Pioneers of Television” will honor Jim Henson on Tuesday, February 18, at 8pm Eastern. Set your DVRs! You can also purchase the series (containing the Jim Henson episode) on DVD here.
New YouTube video links from listeners this week! Chase Prichard sent a link to the Disney Channel special “The Making of The Muppets Christmas Carol“.
Rafi Levavy found and sent this lovely, touching video made as a marriage proposal, using Muppet Whatnots. It’s the best Muppet Whatnot movie preview that will make your eyes well up this week.
Robert Poole made a new video combining two things that most people love: Muppets and Glee. Great work, Robert!
Nick Haglich made a video of himself singing a song written by fellow Muppet fan James Bowen. It’s a parody of John Mellencamp’s “Jack & Dianne”, with Sesame lyrics. Brilliant!
Heidi Estrin is a fellow podcaster, and recently had the opportunity to talk with Veronica Wulff, Director of Global Production at Sesame Workshop, about Shalom Sesame. Listen to the episode here.
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