• H.R. Pufnstuf featured as # 1 Retro Kids Show That Should Be Made Into A Big Screen Movie

    MOVIE MOBSTERS – September 19, 2011. Wow, where to begin with H.R. Pufnstuf? Created by Sid and Marty Kroft, who were also responsible for the equally odd Sigmund and the Sea Monsters and previous remake victim, Land of the Lost, Pufnstuf is clearly a product of its’ time period, the late 60s. There’s a plot there right? Sure, somewhere, and if you are a child with a thing for mescaline or LSD, it all may make perfect sense. There’s a magic talking flute named Freddy, a six foot dragon that is the titular character and a witch named Witchie-Poo. All of this is so surreally designed that it feels just like a fever dream brought on by a bad roast-beef sandwich eaten too close to bedtime. If there’s to be a remake, we need someone who can just cut loose and make all of that weirdness come alive up on screen. Forget the usual suspects, go scour the world of tv commercials, music videos and homeless street art and get us a Pufnstuf director. All of this trippiness will no doubt look super-wicked in...

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  • DVD Pick of the Week from TV Week- Sigmund & The Sea Monsters: Season 1

    Pick of the Week Sigmund & The Sea Monsters: Season One In 1973, after several successful Saturday morning TV series, Sid and Marty Krofft came up with this sitcom about two brothers who discover and befriend a little sea monster named Sigmund. This series would not have been out of place in prime time at the time with shows like My Favourite Martian, I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched all dealing with the problem of keeping someone unusual out of the public eye. Johnny Whittaker (Family Affair) and Scott Kolden starred as the brothers who did everything they could to protect Sigmund from their nosy housekeeper (Mary Wickes) as well as his own sea-monster family, who were out to get him because he wasn’t scary enough. This new DVD set contains all 17 first-season episodes on three DVDs, three of which contain fun audio commentaries from the two lead actors (who also contribute a new 20-minute interview), downloadable MP3s of 11 songs from the series and more....

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  • Sigmund and the Sea Monsters – Season One (2011)

    Sigmund and the Sea Monsters - Season One (2011) by Barry Meyer Sid & Marty Kroftt Classic Now on DVD! It’s oft been said that today’s kids demand more from their entertainment. This usually comes from producers and promoters, and all the others who profit from children’s’ entertainment… as well as the parents who consume it. They would have us all believe that our little Dakotas and Skylars and Hunters would never be caught watching the stuff we used to watch, because it’s so simple and booooring. Truth be told, kids are gonna watch what ever catches their eye, be it a black and white cartoon of Popeye, a Punch and Judy puppet show, or a flip book cartoon. And truth be told, it’s the parents who are demanding more from their kid’s entertainment. They want to see stuff in the programming that they can relate to, or that makes them laugh. And the producers are all too obliging, because they know who’s buying the stuff —it’s the parents, not the kids. I like to prove the theory of theirs wrong. I regularly my li’l Pop Cereal flakes with a good dose of retro kid fun. And truth be told… they love it. Sure...

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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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