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Henson Company and John Tartaglia team up for new puppet series on PBS

Discussion in 'Family Worlds' started by Pig's Laundry, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Muppeteer and Avenue Q puppeteer John Tartaglia and The Jim Henson Company are collaborating on a new puppet tv series about ocean creatures,entitled "Splash". The show has been greenlit for 40 episodes and will air on PBS Kids this fall.


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  2. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    I wonder if Kevin Clash will be involved with this.
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  3. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    He could be involved in a very minor way.If he is too involved, the show could risk getting a bad reputation.
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  4. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    True let's hope he's just noncredit puppeteer.
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  5. backpackmina

    backpackmina Well-Known Member

    Shame that that's the only way he can work again.
  6. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    I wonder why John didn't get Ernie when Steve left SS. I wonder about that since he played him before. I mean Billy's done a great job with Ernie, I'm just curious about that, but I may be getting too much off topic. It was just one of those "speaking of John" types of deals. :)
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Dagnabit! That was another treatment I had that I hoped to bring to TV someday: a puppet sitcom about ocean creatures - it was going to be an adaption from a cartoon I did waaay back in 2003.

    It's like all the ideas I have somebody else (who do actually have actual resources to work with) runs with them before I do: like how GLEE and its carbon copies came out shortly after I developed a concert for a musical puppet sitcom, or how the movie THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU is very similar to a movie concept I had (though I did eventually work that premise somewhat in my TECHNICOLOR DREAMS film).

    Oh, who am I kidding? I'm never going to get any of my projects or ideas off the ground: there's too much corporate interference in American entertainment today, and I live in an area where - despite us having a sizeable network of indepedent producers and filmmakers - there just aren't any resources like studios and equipment and such.
  8. backpackmina

    backpackmina Well-Known Member

    I honestly can't tell a difference between the 3 of them.
  9. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Well maybe Sesame Workshop needed a puppeteer who wasn't always busy like John or Steve.
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  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I think we're missing the big picture here.

    Henson successfully pitched a show to PBS. They have a mainstream television series again. Considering that Doozers went straight to Hulu Plus in the US, it really hurt the mainstream presence the show would have got.
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  11. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    And it uses actual puppets! :)

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