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 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!

Awards: Pappy doll, activity books, Buddy Bear doll
Awards: Pappy doll, activity books, Buddy Bear doll

 

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!

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    Digital download of one-hour special

    Get a digital download of our completed special as soon as the final edit is done!

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    DVD of one-hour Anniversary Special

    DVD of the completed special, colorfully packaged for your collection, with our sincere, authographed thanks!

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    Pappy Drawing Books

    Specifically created for fans, take your choice of "Learning to Draw with Numbers" or "Learning to Draw with Letters" using the Pappy method!

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    Buddy Bear huggable "beanie" doll

    This 9" Buddy Bear doll of Pappy's best friend, made in "beanie baby" style, can also be your best buddy!

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    Pappy huggable doll, lovingly created

    The one and only Pappy 10" doll, finely crafted, complete with a big red plush pencil!

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    Your Pappyland story on tape!

    We'll include your Pappyland experience in the "extras" portion of the DVD... and if it's engaging enough, right in the Anniversary Special!

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