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A Sesame Street Tour of a Saxophone Factory That’s Set to an Incredible Soundtrack of Freestyle Jazz

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In 1980, Sesame Street took their viewers on a tour of a saxophone factory, showing each and every step that made the instrument take shape. This fantastic tour was set to an incredible soundtrack of freestyle jazz being performed by an off-camera sax player, who suddenly appeared and proclaimed “Saxophone”

Sax Player Sesame Street

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digdoug
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Oct 19th, 2017: Copycat

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If your friend jumped off a bridge would you jump too?... Well would you?

If your friend stood in the middle of the damn road would you?... Huh, would you?

Then why in hell did I catch you eating brush?... Answer me, why?



Monkey see, monkey do.:facepalm:
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MaryEllenCG
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Greater Bostonia
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Sword in the Stone Vis Dev

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A mix of Bill Peet and Vance Gerry sketches that show personality and environment exploration for The Sword in the Stone. I love Peet's sketch above of Merlin as he takes a nap in a Kem Weber studio chair...wearing tennis shoes. An early indication that Peet's approach and interpretation of T. H. White's book would be irreverent.
It's interesting to note that Peet stated he based his designs of Merlin on Walt Disney. Milt Kahl, who came up with Merlin's final design, denies referencing his boss in his work.

A great Peet sketch of Wart, which served as inspiration for Milt's more stylized design.







The liberties you can take in animation! Archimedes, the owl, could never sit on Merlin's hat like this because of his weight, but who cares? It looks believable in the film.



The following four sketches are the work of Vance Gerry, who could draw and develop just about anything for a Disney film.











Bill Peet gave Merlin a unique set of eyebrows. They point upward no matter what the character's mood is. Milt Kahl didn't adapt this idea exactly, but instead created  his own version of eyebrows for a very old man:
http://andreasdeja.blogspot.com/2016/12/more-on-milts-merlin.html







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Tu Youyou

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‘I am Sacagawea’ and ‘I am Gandhi’ by Brad Meltzer

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A year or so ago, I wrote about Brad Meltzer’s Ordinary People Change the World children’s book series, which presents historical figures as children while they tell their own stories.

Last week, two new books were released in the series: I am Sacagawea and I am Gandhi. A third one, I am Harriet Tubman, is coming out on January 16th, 2018 and is available for pre-order. (There’s also a sticker activity book that comes out a month from now, if your kid enjoys that sort of thing.)

These continue to be some of my favorite books we’ve ever read to our son, and I love that Meltzer keeps cranking them out, which sounds disparaging but I mean it in the nicest possible way. I can’t recommend the whole series highly enough. Check them out if you haven’t already.

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digdoug
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I have several of these to give for Christmas this year... and I am Jim Henson for *ME*
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#1607 – Doctor

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#1607 – Doctor

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digdoug
14 days ago
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Can confirm: Source, I'm 45 in 8 days
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deezil
14 days ago
I'm 31 and it's me.
MaryEllenCG
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Greater Bostonia
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