Photo Flash: Sid and Marty Krofft to Visit Comic-Con San Diego
Sid & Marty Krofft received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 45th Daytime Emmys and are coming back to Comic-Con. After producing 73 episodes of MUTT & STUFF for Nickelodeon, the legendary producers have just produced two 1-hour MUTT & STUFF specials, and are preparing for the MUTT & STUFF LIVE Tour. Come hear showbiz stories and tales from the 1970s all the way through to the present day. In an exclusive for Comic-Con, Sid & Marty will give audience members details on a brand new project for grownups that uses ALL their iconic characters from ALL their shows. Its big. Its exciting. And its exclusive for Comic Con! Emmy Award winning actress and Daytime Emmy Social Media Hostess, Carolyn Hennesy, known for "Rosalyn Harris" on HBO series True Blood, and "Diane Miller" on ABC'S General Hospital, will be moderating! (Room 23ABC)Sid & Marty Krofft (http://www.sidandmartykrofft.com) are icons to generations who enjoyed shows like Donny & Marie, Pryors Place, The Brady Bunch Hour, Barbra Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters, D.C. Follies, etc and their characters became family members to children around the globe who were riveted to their televisions for H.R Pufnstuff, Land of the Lost, Sigmund & The Sea Monsters, Lidsville, Lost Saucer, Electra Woman & Dyna Girl or Mutt & Stuff and so much more. Their roster of show stars included David Arquette, Richard Pryor, Will Farell, Jim Neighbors, Ruth Buzzi, Timothy Bottoms, Deidre Hall, Cesar Millan, Chuck McCann, Bob Denver, Jack Wild, Anson Williams, Martha Raye, Johnny Whitaker, Rip Taylor, Butch Patrick, Barbara Mandrell, Florence Henderson, Charles Nelson Reilly, Billie Hayes, Margartet Hamilton, Donny and Marie Osmond, not to mention just about every politician who feared that Marty would make a puppet of them if they didnt appear on the D.C. Follies. Many of the most colorful and fondly remembered children's series of the 1970s and 1980s sprang from the imaginations of Sid and Marty Krofft. Their groundbreaking, live-action fantasy shows were mainstays of the Saturday morning airwaves, which had previously been the exclusive domain of cartoons. To this day, DVD box sets of beloved Krofft creations H.R. Pufnstuf, Lidsville, and Land of the Lost are brisk sellers, a testament to the artistry and charm of the Krofft brothers and the magical spell they cast on generations of TV viewers. The Kroffts made their television debut in 1969 with NBC's H.R. Pufnstuf, which centered on the magical adventures of boy named Jimmy, a talking flute and a six-foot dragon. The series, which introduced the brothers' innovative mix of live-action and puppetry, was made into a Universal Pictures feature in 1970. The show continues to be broadcast around the world. Pufnstuf was quickly followed by on NBC (1970) and Lidsville on ABC (1971). Sigmund & the Sea Monsters and Land Of The Lost premiered on NBC in 1973 and in 1974, respectively. Later kids shows included Far Out Space Nuts, Lost Saucer and The Krofft Supershow, which included installments of Wonderbug, Big Foot & Wildboy, Electra Woman & Dyna Girl, Dr. Shrinker and Captain Kool and the Kongs. In the 1970s and 1980s, the Kroffts also found success as producers of popular primetime variety series such as the top-rated The Donny and Marie Series on ABC and Barbara Mandrell & the Mandrell Sisters, which reached as high as #10 on the charts, along with the beloved The Brady Bunch Variety Hours. In 1984, the Kroffts made the bold move of giving comedian Richard Pryor his own award-winning Saturday morning children's series on CBS, Pryor's Place. Besides capitalizing on Pryor's irreverent humor, the show explored important social issues such as child abuse, divorce and the importance of reading. The Kroffts got political in 1987 with D.C. Follies, a satirical TV series lampooning current events with amazing, larger-than-life puppets of celebrities, politicians and newsmakers. In 2009, Sid and Marty were presented with the Pop Culture Award at the TV Land Awards. As Sid & Marty are approach their "Golden Anniversary", they are still going strong as they have created three series and five pilots in the past three years. The three series include the 2-time Emmy nominated Nickelodeon television series Mutt & Stuff, a remake of Electra Woman & Dyna Girl, which aired on Fullscreen from Legendary, and a remake of Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, which is currently airing on Amazon with David Arquette starring as Captain Barnabas. Included among the pilots are a remake of their beloved The Bugaloos and an original science series starring The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik called Mayim's WonderLab. Moderator, Emmy Winner Carolyn Hennesy, was the NATAS choice to host both the Live Red Carpet Live Stream and Backstage Post Show interviews with Winners for the 45th DAYTIME EMMY(R) AWARDS on April 29th, 2018. The celebrated actress has dazzled audiences as the deliciously vicious Penelope Ellisa on ABCs critically acclaimed series REVENGE. She also joined the cast for the fifth season of the sleek vampires-meet-world saga, TRUE BLOOD, and fast become a fan favorite as Rosalyn, the ageless vamp with a Texas twang. Prior to REVENGE and TRUE BLOOD, Hennesy was best known for her memorable work as Barbara on ABCs COUGAR TOWN and for her Emmy nominated work as Diane Miller on ABCs GENERAL HOSPITAL. Kids across America also know her as the hilariously haughty Mrs. Chesterfield on Disney Channels JESSIE.
Sid & Marty Krofft accept their Daytime Lifetime EmmyÂ® Awards from NATAS
Daytime EmmyÂ® and Freddie The Flute
Sid & Marty Krofft with characters from HR Pufnstuff and Mutt & Stuff
Emmy Winner, Carolyn Hennesy
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