• Sid and Marty at the Hollywood Show

    Sid & Marty Krofft greeted fans and signed autographs at the Hollywood Show in Burbank on October 1, 2011. Some of the fans were curious about the Krofft’s short-lived amusement park in Atlanta and Sid & Marty filled in some of the details. In 1976, the Omni Hotel in Downtown Atlanta where the park was located was not the safe place it is today. It had a reputation of being a “bad” area, so the park didn’t get the crowds they needed to succeed. But times have changed, and now the place where the World of Sid & Marty Krofft was, is now the home of CNN. The building still has the world's longest free-standing escalator, which at eight stories, some park-goers thought was the scariest ride at the park. They were scheduled to appear on Saturday only, but so many fans were excited to see Sid for the first time at one of these shows that the brothers Krofft made a surprise visit on Sunday. The show was less crowded and Sid regaled them with stories of his years with the Ringling Bros. Circus where he was billed as “The World’s Youngest Puppeteer”. ...

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  • Bugaloos Special Annoucement

    Legendary entertainment visionaries T Bone Burnett and Sid & Marty Krofft are teaming up to produce an update of the Kroffts’ The Bugaloos television series, focusing on a young country pop music group. Burnett is the 12-time Grammy and Oscar-winning music producer behind countless best-selling and critically acclaimed albums, including the multi-platinum soundtrack to the Johnny cash biopic Walk The Line and the recent smash soundtrack to the Academy Award-winning film Crazy Heart (which he also produced) and many more. [caption id="attachment_448" align="aligncenter" width="190" caption="The Bugaloos from the Classic Krofft TV...

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  • DVD Review: Sigmund and the Sea Monsters – Season One

    DVD Review: Sigmund and the Sea Monsters - Season One by R.J. Carter Published: September 22, 2011 Oh, the things that entertained us in our youth. Sid & Marty Krofft were the Roger Corman of Saturday morning kid fare, taking a minimal budget and turning it into a world in our imagination. Case in point -- take some gunny sacks, cover them with leaves, paste on some eyes and have actors run around in them, and you have a family of sea monsters ready to create weekly havoc. That was the milieu for Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, a series in which two brothers, Johnny (Johnny Whitaker, Family Affair) and Scott (Scott C. Kolden) Stuart, befriend a friendly sea monster, Sigmund Ooze (Billy Barty), who has run away from his mean family: Big Daddy, Sweet Mama, and two brothers, Slurp and Burp. The Ooze family may have felt fine with Sigmund taking off -- but on an almost weekly basis they have need to bring him back, by force, to cave-sweet-cave. Initially it's a visit from rich Uncle Siggy that prompts them to bring Sigmund home (or be written out of the will). Other times it's because they need Sigmund to do something...

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Bios

Sid & Marty Krofft Headshot

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...

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Awards

  • Music City News | Sid & Marty Krofft

    Music City News

    Barbara Mandrell, Program of the Year, 1981
  • Action for Children’s Television | Sid & Marty Krofft

    Action for Children’s Television

    Pryor’s Place for Achievement in Children’s Television, 1985
  • Youth In Film | Sid & Marty Krofft

    Youth In Film

    Lifetime Achievement Award, 1992

History

It all started when their father, Peter Krofft, a master puppeteer in his own right, discovered seven-year-old Sid had puppeteering talent and auditioned him in his own production of “Snow...

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