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A mother whose daughter was having brain surgery, called the Mister Rogers Neighborhood studio to ask for a signed photo. After hearing about this, Mr Rogers flew to the hospital to see her. His only request was that there was no press.

Mr. Rogers was a friend to everyone. But to one sick little girl, he was a life saver Beth’s condition caused her to have 100 seizures a day. Miraculously, the only time she wouldn’t seize was while watching Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. MARTHA’S VINEYARD, MA — As cooler temperatures mark the descent of fall upon Martha’s …

A mother whose daughter was having brain surgery, called the Mister Rogers Neighborhood studio to ask for a signed photo. After hearing about this, Mr Rogers flew to the hospital to see her. His only request was that there was no press. Read More »

After Puyi, the last Emperor of China, was dethroned, he worked as a street cleaner and would visit the Forbidden Palace as a tourist and point out the various objects on display that he used to own as Emperor.

Puyi For other uses, see Puyi (disambiguation). Puyi (Chinese: 溥儀; 7 February 1906 – 17 October 1967) was the last Emperor of China as the eleventh and final Qing dynasty ruler. Becoming the Xuantong Emperor at age two but forced to abdicate on 12 February 1912 due to the Xinhai Revolution, he later served as …

After Puyi, the last Emperor of China, was dethroned, he worked as a street cleaner and would visit the Forbidden Palace as a tourist and point out the various objects on display that he used to own as Emperor. Read More »

Jim Henson originally wanted the Muppets to be for adults and didn’t see his characters as a vehicle for children’s education and family entertainment. Indeed, he first envisioned something closer to South Park rather than Sesame Street and in the 1950s they did dark comedy in commercials.

It’s Not Easy Being Evergreen: An Oral History of the Muppets Brow Beat Can the Muppets find a future as bright as their past? Jim Henson started making television programs starring his distinctive googly-eyed creations—part puppet, part marionette—in the 1950s. And they were hits. Early versions of Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear and Cookie Monster …

Jim Henson originally wanted the Muppets to be for adults and didn’t see his characters as a vehicle for children’s education and family entertainment. Indeed, he first envisioned something closer to South Park rather than Sesame Street and in the 1950s they did dark comedy in commercials. Read More »

Grant Imahara Baby Yoda

Who was Able to Build a Fully Animatronic Baby Yoda?

Grogu, also known as Baby Yoda, is a character from The Mandalorian. According to the Star Wars Disney Plus original television series, Grogu is a toddler of the same unnamed species as Yoda and Yaddle, with whom he shares a powerful Force ability. But did you know that an animatronic Baby Yoda was created to …

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Did Paul Fusco Collaborate With Jim Henson to Have an ALF and Muppet Crossover?

Most noted for his creation of Alien Life Form or ALF, Paul Fusco prioritized nothing more than to preserve the illusion that ALF was an alien from planet Melmac. With the need to protect ALF’s illusion, Fusco had to turn down numerous offers of guest appearances.  Although The Muppets Creator Jim Henson wanted to collaborate …

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Jurassic Park

What Film Inspired Peter Jackson, George Lucas, and Stanley Kubrick to Start Their Iconic Films?

Steven Spielberg directed the 1993 American science fiction action film, Jurassic Park. It was produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen. It is the first film in the Jurassic Park original trilogy and the first installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, based on Michael Crichton’s 1990 novel of the same name and a screenplay …

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Why Did the Producers of Jurassic Park Decide to Use CGI?

The Jurassic Park movie is an American science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1993. While the film may not have been the first to feature dinosaurs, it did show them in the most realistic way possible. But did you know they didn’t want to use CGI at the start?   Jurassic Park …

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Did Sealab 2020 Inspire Adam Reed’s Sealab 2021?

Hanna-Barbera’s Sealab 2020 was a short-lived action-adventure cartoon series. It was a classic cartoon created to be entertaining and educational for young viewers in the 1970s. But did you know it was recreated into a cartoon with dark humor to appeal to older viewers? Adam Reed, the creator of Sealab 2021, got his inspiration from …

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How Did Jason Segel Find Out About Mickey Rooney’s Son?

Mickey Rooney rose to popularity in the mid-1920s as a child actor. He was pretty active in the film industry up until his passing. But, did you know about his son Michael Rooney? In the filming of the movie “The Muppets”, Jason Segel heard the choreographer calling Mickey Rooney “Dad”. Segel tried to tell the …

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The crew of ‘Return of the Jedi’ mocked the character design of Admiral Ackbar, deeming it too ugly. Director Richard Marquand refused to alter it, saying, “I think it’s good to tell kids that good people aren’t necessarily good looking people and that bad people aren’t necessarily ugly people.”

Admiral Ackbar Fleet Admiral Gial Ackbar is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. A member of the amphibious Mon Calamari species, Ackbar is the foremost military commander of the Rebel Alliance, leading a small underequipped navy. Ackbar’s tactical flexibility and military intelligence aid the Alliance’s major combat operations against the Galactic Empire. Ackbar …

The crew of ‘Return of the Jedi’ mocked the character design of Admiral Ackbar, deeming it too ugly. Director Richard Marquand refused to alter it, saying, “I think it’s good to tell kids that good people aren’t necessarily good looking people and that bad people aren’t necessarily ugly people.” Read More »