• Hold On to Your Hats: ‘Lidsville’ to Become Animated Movie for DreamWorks

    The latest Hollywood feature to find its inspiration in the vaults of Sid and Marty Krofft, the television producers behind groovy children’s programs like “H. R. Pufnstuf” and “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters,” is taking its source material specifically from their hatrack. “Lidsville,” the Kroffts’ 1971 series about a magical realm populated by living hats, will become a film for DreamWorks Animation, to be directed by Conrad Vernon, the studio is to announce on Monday. Mr. Vernon, who worked as a director on the DreamWorks films “Monsters vs. Aliens” and “Shrek 2,” said in a telephone interview that of all the mildly psychedelic Krofft television shows he grew up on, “Lidsville” was the one that just seemed to stick in his head. “When I talk to a lot of adults about this,” Mr. Vernon said, “they look back and go, ‘Oh, that show was great but it was so weird.’ And that’s what made me want to watch every single day.” As anyone who still knows the “Lidsville” theme song by heart can tell you, the original series centered on a boy named Mark (played by Butch Patrick of “The Munsters”) who discovers a world of...

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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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