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FremantleMedia goes hypervynorama on Strange Hill High

FremantleMedia goes hypervynorama on Strange Hill High

The CBBC is working with FremantleMedia Enterprises (that’s FME + CBBC for the initial fans!) on a new comedy series called Strange Hill High. And yes, it’s strange! The show is actually produced in several different kinds of media, a hybrid technique that combines stop-motion animation and puppets with CG. The result is internally dubbed “hypervynorama” which sounds pretty awesome to us. The toon itself is set in an inner-city school named Strange Hill High, appropriately-enough. Three students take it upon themselves to investigate the endless secrets, mysteries, and other worldly events that happen at the school, for a little “Scooby-Doo” vibe.

Early shots of The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made

Early shots of The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made

Hey, puppets are considered a form of animation – thus, so are Muppets! Besides, who wouldn’t want to hear more about all our lovable pals, from Kermit to Miss Piggy? Not only has the group had multiple television shows and several already existing theatrical releases, the Disney-owned property created by Jim Henson also had an animated run in the 80s with the cartoon “Muppet Babies”. But that aside, as MightyGeek began reporting a few weeks back, progress on the upcoming film, tentnatively titled The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made, set to open on December 25th, 2011, has begun to speed up, with the first shots already being released to the press – which ToonBarn is happy to be part of 🙂 Check them out!

PBS Kids’ Sid the Science Kid can’t wait for No School Singalong Special

PBS Kids' Sid the Science Kid can't wait for No School Singalong Special

Sid the Science Kid has made some great progress since debuting a year and a half ago. Produced by Jim Henson Productions, KCET, and PBS, the computer generated toon allows puppeteers to voice digitally animated characters in real time via the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, as if the cartoons were more traditional Muppets. As the series preps for the end of it’s second season, PBS Kids is creating a special summer episode called No School Singalong Special, set to air on June 21st. Sid and his pals put on a show with science-themed songs as they enjoy the warm summer weather outside of school. …and that day is quickly approaching!

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