New York NY (PRWEB) December 06, 2012
Craig Marin, co-founder of the Flexitoon Puppet Theatre, along with Olga Felgemacher and Jonathan Freeman, announced today that legendary children’s television icon Chuck McCann will provide the voices for the Laurel & Hardy puppets in a segment Mr McCann also penned. “It is a great honor to have Chuck in this episode, as it was he who originally introduced Laurel & Hardy to millions of baby boomers and has been keeping their memory alive all these years.” Chuck says “Puppets belong on New York television, and FlexiTube is the show they belong on.”
FlexiTube, an up-to-the-minute parody of the unlimited YouTube universe, is hosted by Henry and his pet dinosaur Hector – broadcasting from their do-it-yourself studio in Henry's bedroom. Their on-screen conversations are fast, funny and spoken in the language of now. The segment entitled “The Comedy Sweet” begins when Henry tells his pet dinosaur Hector that the internet is “like a time machine, because you can go back in time to discover all this funny stuff.” They then link to fully realized puppet recreations of these great comedy teams.
Craig said that “Chuck McCann (with the Paul Ashley puppets) was my idol and mentor growing up in NYC, and working with him on FlexiTube was a thrill that translates to the screen.” FlexiTube also features on a regular basis a “Cast With A Past” which includes guest appearances by iconic TV puppets including Geeba Geeba and Jingle Dingle (Sandy Becker) and Pookie & White Fang (Soupy Sales).
FlexiTube is broadcast on NYC life (Channel 25). NYC life is available in the New York tri-state area on broadcast, cable and satellite channels. Visit nyc.gov/media for local cable and satellite listings. FlexiTube will also be available to watch online on the NYC Media Video on Demand player – nyc.gov/vod and through the NYC Media app, available to download for free from iTunes.
ABOUT THE FLEXITOON PUPPET THEATRE
For over 30 years the Flexitoon Puppet Theatre, a not for profit NYC based puppet production company, has brought original programing to national and international children’s television. Previous award winning series include Nickelodeon's "PINWHEEL"; "SHINING TIME STATION" starring George Carlin and Ringo Starr on PBS, and the "DJ KAT SHOW" on FOX. TV, Film Festivals, commercials and stage. They have been awarded Emmy’s, Clios, Official Selection Laurels have performed internationally – most recently representing the United States at the Global Festival of Puppet Arts in Taiwan.
ABOUT NYC MEDIA
Part of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, NYC Media is the official TV, radio and online network of the City of New York, informing, educating and entertaining New Yorkers about the City’s diverse people and neighborhoods, government, services, attractions and activities. NYC Media oversees several television channels, a radio station and other online assets. NYC life – Channel 25 on most systems and Channel 22 on Cablevision – explores arts and culture, entertainment and lifestyle, and history.