I love those old factory tour videos from Sesame Street and Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Thus, I'm digging Tor Books' photographic step-by-step tour of their printing facility, which shows you how giant rolls of paper become giant, thudding fantasy tomes.
This was 1969. I was ten, and the world was a confusing and large place. Like most children, I had issues with identity. I was one of a few people who found Mister Rogers' Neighborhood frightening because of the creepy Lady Elaine, who shared my name, and therefore I didn't believe that very calm man who told me that he liked me just the way I was. Show More Summary
Forty-four years ago today a new children’s program debuted that was very different from predecessors such as Howdy Doody (1947-1960), Captain Kangaroo (1955-1984), and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968-2001). These earlier shows weren’t set in the gritty inner-city. I was a few months shy of being 3 years old when Sesame Street first...
In her sophomore effort, the flash-in-the-pan adolescent sings the alphabet while a black Mister Rogers spikes her cranberry juice with puppet potion. Pedo-bait or solid gold Internet garbage? You decide.
We may never stop learning from Mister Rogers. And that's A-OK with us. On Wednesday, Redditor torxirose posted this little piece of advice from our favorite neighborhood teacher: Turns out, the quote is from a message Rogers recorded...Show More Summary
Back in May it was announced that a biopic is in the works about the life of Mister Rogers, one that will at last remove the jacket of politeness from the late children’s entertainer and reveal his deep, dark, inner cardigan of also being very helpful. Show More Summary
Kids of all ages felt like Mister Rogers was their neighbor and best friend. Author Tim Madigan actually got to live it. Madigan was assigned a newspaper profile on the TV icon in 1995 and became incredibly close friends with him up through Rogers’ death in 2003. Madigan then chronicled their friendship as a way to [...]
Following their underrated direction of Ruby Sparks in 2012 (it was one of my favorite films of the year), Little Miss Sunshine directing duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris became attached to a project called The Big Cigar, which wasn't remarkably different from the much buzzed about Oscar winner Argo. Show More Summary
Right up there with cats and sports fails, autotune is one of the Internet's favorite things. Just ask Manti Te'o and Mister Rogers But here's an autotune treatment that college-football fans will especially love. It features ESPN'sShow More Summary
Mister Rogers Biopic In Development via Rickey.org A Mister Rogers biopic is in the works from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine. The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Beloved childrens’ entertainer and TV personality Fred Rogers, Mister to you and me, will be getting the big screen treatment via Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Show More Summary
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris are behind this story about a downtrodden husband and father whose life is changed after meeting Mister Rogers. [...]
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, RUBY SPARKS) have found their next project. They will be directing an adaptation of Tim Madigan’s memoir I’m Proud of You, Read the full article on AICN Hey guys! Horrorella here... The...Show More Summary
Directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris waited six years in between directing the Oscar winning Little Miss Sunshine in 2006 and Ruby Sparks in 2012, but it doesn't appear as though the duo will be waiting that long to make their third feature together. Show More Summary
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the husband and wife directing team behind Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks, have set their sights on adapting Tim Madigan's 2006 memoir I'm Proud of You into a feature film, The Wrap reports. The...Show More Summary
PBS Digital Studios, the creators of the inspirational Mister Rogers "Sing Together" remix, is set to debut a new series called The Art Assignment in early 2014. The show aims to "demystify the art making process." Co-creators (and husband and wife) John and Sarah Urist Green are collaborating with PBS Digital Studios to bring the series to YouTube. Show More Summary
Houston Texans safety Ed Reed has the sympathy from every person who grew up watching the original Transformers, Voltron, Mister Rogers, The Great Space Coaster and ALF. Reed turned 35-years old on Wednesday, which is only old if you cannot recite the chorus to a Justin Bieber song right now for $1,000. Show More Summary
Mr. Rogers BuzzFeed illustrator Jennifer Lewis has drawn television icons like Mister Rogers, Bill Nye (the Science Guy), LeVar Burton of Reading Rainbow, Lamb Chop puppeteer Shari Lewis, and others as superheros from the Marvel and DC universes. For the rest of the illustrations, head over to BuzzFeed. Shari Lewis Bill Nye Bob Ross images […]
TVNewser: Gwen Ifill and Judy Wodruff are about to make PBS Newshour the best thing on PBS since Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. GalleyCat: Jason Priestley writing a memoir. The first three chapters will be dedicated to convincing readers...Show More Summary
The statue of Mister Rogers outside Heinz Field in Pittsburgh gets an all-too-appropriate yarnbomb. h/t Susie Madrak. Open thread below...