A video re-imagination of the 1961 production of Sandy Becker's "Christmas Carol", featuring the original puppets of Sandy Becker.
THE CHRISTMAS CAROL LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT!
A New Take On A Christmas Classic For You And The Entire Family
So, how many versions of A Christmas Carol can there be? How do you tell one from another?
We have an idea. How about:
* The unique cast of imaginative puppets that first introduced the story to New York television in the early 1960's (the Mad Men of puppetry)
* 21st Century production values
* A hilarious script and original music
And what if we produce it as a COMMEMORATIVE DVD in advance of the 50th Anniversary of the original presentation for this very holiday season? Wouldn't a highly fantastic and heartwarmingly original version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL be a welcome addition to your seasonal landscape of Rudolph, Charlie Brown and the Grinch?
The puppets were the creation of award-winning children's television pioneer, SANDY BECKER (if you're a Baby Boomer you're probably freaking out right now!) When Sandy passed away he bequeathed his puppets to Craig Marin with the mandate to try and "reimagine" his Christmas Carol for a new generation. Craig's puppet company, FLEXITOON, is no stranger to children's television, having performed on series many twenty-somethings themselves grew up with including PINWHEEL on Nickelodeon, SHINING TIME STATION of PBS, and the DJ KAT SHOW on FOX. And now many of those kids have kids, so when you add them all together: BOOMERS + THEIR KIDS + THEIR KID'S KIDS, you have the perfect audience for this new spin on a classic tale. Something for everyone. YOU!
Through the power of Kickstarter, Flexitoon is raising the $$ needed to bring this CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO LIFE. In return for your investment, we offer rewards ranging from buttons - to - T shirts - to - the DVD - to - Your Name In The Credits On Screen. There's MORE! How about a visit to the set in New York City, and having your picture taken with the puppet cast?
Please watch the video (see above) check out the rewards program (to right) and help us create a magical new evergreen tradition. We guarantee the DVD will be a unique nog of comedy and heart, brought to life by wonderful puppets in the hands of world-class puppeteers. (And Baby Boomers? "Sandy Becker's Christmas Carol" will star GEEBA GEEBA!)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 1, 2010.
Feb 26, 2010 - May 1, 2010
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NORTON'S ALLOWANCE - A "Becker Backer" button!
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HAMBONE HELPER - The above, plus your name on-screen during the "Special Thanks" credit roll.
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BASIC - The above, plus a copy of the DVD.
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BRONZE - The above, plus a Cast photo and a colorful T-shirt.
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SILVER - All of the above, plus a 50th Anniversary Commemorative Poster, suitable for framing.
Pledge $500 or more
GOLD - All of the above, plus on-screen Associate Producer credit, an invitation to visit the studio and watch the taping, and have your photo taken with the puppet of your choice.