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New Ernie and Bert series

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by muppet maniac, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    Here's the press release from Sesame Workshop:


    ..and get this..it's claymation!

    Here's a bit from the press release:
    Sesame Street’s dynamic duo, Bert and Ernie, have been animated for the first time by Misseri Studio, one of the leading children’s animation companies in Europe. A 3-minute claymation pilot, along with development materials for additional episodes, will be available for potential buyers and co-producers to screen at MIP.
  2. astrotrain

    astrotrain New Member

    Interesting... but...

    Will it be that lovely quality of animation used on Elmo's World?

    Besides, I just don't picture Bert and Ernie being animated, that takes the
    MuppetMagic out of things.
  3. Think Gumby.
  4. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Active Member

    Will It Be On Ss
  5. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Questian: What is the point of taking a working formula, and changing it?

    Why clay-mation Bert and Ernie...Why not puppets? What the dicken's are they thinking?
  6. astrotrain

    astrotrain New Member


    I'm not liking the sounds of this new Ernie and Bert gig.

    They should stay as mupptesm rather then clay.

    I do belive this is one of the 'worst' transactions in history, right up
    there with the live action movie "The Flintsones", "Josie and the
    Pussycats" (*barf!*)

    "I..i....i....Heard that!..."
    - Barth (You can't do that on Television)
  7. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I would love to see Bert and Ernie in animation or clay mation. That would be pretty cool. Hope to see it.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You do recall, Muppet babies, Fraggle Rock, and Dog City were animated, right? Plus they did animate numerous SS characters into segments over the years.
  9. zanimum

    zanimum New Member

    Makin' it EZ!

    Think of it this way... if these two :)p :() are four inches tall, it's cheaper to make dramatic sets than the full sized characters. It also allows more variety in camera angles, as you can do crazy overhead shots without having to hide Eric and Steve/John.

    So while it's likely more expensive, it's more liberating creatively.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I think I'm kinda comfortable with clay versions of Bert and Ernie... mainly because they are both forms of "puppets" one way or another.

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