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The summer 2009 travel season is fast approaching! Joining me to help you find Sesame Street characters and attractions is Ann Kearns, Vice President of Licensing at Sesame Workshop. Ann has several options for families, including Sesame Place, Busch Gardens, Sea World, and Beaches Jamaica!
Nicholas Lemon also joins me to talk about his recent experience on Ace of Cakes, a show on the Food Network. Along with fellow puppeteer and friend Noel MacNeal, Lemon Productions has the distinction of having the first puppets in a reality series! There has to be an award for that somewhere.
BJ Wanlund found that Plaza Sesamo, the Mexican version of Sesame Street, now has episodes available for purchase on iTunes.
This week’s Muppetology segment introduces us to Froggy the Gremlin, one of the true first amphibians in show business. Kermit even credits him as being an inspiration in his 2006 memoir “Before You Leap”.
In the news, Plaza Sesamo has released four Public Service Announcements on Televisia, a TV channel in Mexico, advising children how to stay clean and safe from the unfortunate outbreak of swine flu.
More Muppet comic books are on the way! Once the current Muppet Show Comic Book run is finished, artist and writer Roger Langridge is set to create a new four-part miniseries, The Muppet Show: Treasure of Peg Leg Wilson!
The Muppets, Music & Magic film series will be in Oregon during the month of May. Muppeteer Dave Goelz was on hand for the festivities this past weekend, and Willamette Week Online has a nice interview with Mr. Goelz and Gonzo!
Amazon.com now offers an exclusive CD soundtrack from the Jim Henson Company: “Sid The Science Kid Soundtrack Vol. 1“. Here’s hoping for its success, and a Volume 2 to follow soon. There’s also an exclusive Sid ringtone available for a short time at PBS Parents.
“Puppets Take Atlanta & Beyond” is a special puppetry event coming to Atlanta, GA this summer, coinciding with the Puppeteers of America‘s National Festival and Conference. A huge event not to be missed, and you can bet that I’m very excited about this!
Finally, WickedLocal.com brings us a special tour of Acton, MA. In a special video posted on their website, you can actually see the boyhood home of Mr. Caroll Spinney (performer of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch).
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