The Pappyland 20th Anniversary TV special is a project of love by fans who grew up watching the show and were inspired to continue being creative throughout their lives! With special permission from the producers, the special will feature footage of favorite moments, episodes and drawings chosen by the kids who are now in their 20s, and are avid fans of the Pappyland experience! Learn the origin stories about how all the characters came to be!
In addition, never before seen footage of a new Pappy show will be revealed for the first time, ever!
Hear the inspiring story of a little girl who grew up, despite a challenging home environment, to become a celebrated artist because Pappy taught her "there's no limitation to your imagination"! Share heartwarming stories from fans, who explain the defining moment from the show that convinced them to follow their dream! Learn how autistic children favorably interact with the program to the amazement of educators, many who served on the Pappyland Educational Advisory Board and infused the episodes with the latest research methods to inspire childhood creativity.
See behind-the-scenes footage of how the show concept was originally created as a video project and then meet the cast, crew and producers who enthusiastically expanded the vision to create the series everyone remembers today. Talents from past children's shows (Howdy Doody and Sesame Street), children's books, and the advertising and video/audio production world all came together in a modest Syracuse studio to create once-in-a-lifetime magic!
As kids we felt it - now see how it was done - help us celebrate the show that gave us a place to draw... a place to color... a place to belong -- Pappyland!
Risks and challenges
The sheer volume of material, including outtakes and several never-before-seen segments, requires difficult decisions as to what to include within the "official" hour time frame. We are also editing a "director's cut" non-broadcast version of the program to contain all relevant material which will be available for download by anyone contributing to this project. Also, the various source material to be used is of differing quality, so some digital corrections to bring to broadcast quality are necessary, adding to our expenses in a way that is difficult to fully estimate now. We are confident, however, that we have budgeted enough in our funding goal to produce what will be an exciting and lovingly executed show celebrating one of the greatest children's television shows of all time, with a creative eye to the future!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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