One of the more unusual Krofft projects was programming Furbys in foreign languages. Using preprogrammed sound pieces they coded the phrases Furby said, and then synchronized the accompanying movements. They found the mass produced toys movements timing varied and the programmers had to check their work with several Furbys to get acceptable results.
They assembled a great team of computer-savvy puppeteers which was supervised by puppeteer Van Snowden (of H.R. Pufnstuf and the Crypt Keeper fame).
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...Read More
Music City News
Barbara Mandrell, Program of the Year, 1981
Action for Childrenâ€™s Television
Pryorâ€™s Place for Achievement in Childrenâ€™s Television, 1985
Youth In Film
Lifetime Achievement Award, 1992
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 â€śSnow...Read More