Was their a Sesame Street Film in devolopment, I have seen videos confirming it, 20th Century Fox originally had rights to the film, but the rights were sold to Warner Bros. If there was, is it still in production and does HBO now have production rights
Hey, when you have time and inclination, would you happen to have a good-quality, decent sized version of the Big Bird Discovers the Orchestra back cover? (Or front might do, even).
I've found photos for most of the musicians I'm researching, but a few remain missing. I thought instead of the album cover as placeholder, for those who worked on that album, I could use the image of their instrument/section (especially the strings and the French horn).
I've tried getting a copy of that broadcast, but they're clinging onto it for dear life. They'll probably put it on their Facebook page when Joan Ganz Cooney or Caroll Spinney dies. Because that's what we do with this sort of thing now.
The good news is the Boston Pops digitized all their old programs. So you can find it in full (by season) via archive.org. Here's the link for the 1971 season, and the 2000 season (most of that info we had, save Matt Vogel and the Muppet Workshop credits; no pictures). The 1971 one has a cast shot (one we've seen before but still good to see) and the then-current biographies of the cast and Jim Henson (including a reference to The Cube).
I also found this:
Side two has the Sesame theme, quite possibly the same track later pulled for Wish Upon a Star. Julia Child narrating Tubby the Tuba comes from May 4, 1971 (a week before the Sesame event), so as far as I can tell it seems to be a mix of tracks (to appeal to kids of all ages and/or PBS donors) from that season (a couple of pieces, like the "French Chef Theme," don't match the programs and were either added bonuses in the finished concert or recorded later to embellish the album).
More Popping. Part of the album insert (nobody has scanned the program notes said to be included, apart from the Tubby narration, where Julia Child makes a frog's legs joke; maybe one of us can get a copy with original insert someday):
And from that, a close-up of Big Bird (same as the Arthur Fiedler pic we have, but better detail for this portion). Some of the musicians seem pleased and amused by him, one has a definite "You're blocking my sight lines" expression.
I'm debating whether to create a solo page for the album (as a cover album or album appearance, since it seems to be an excerpt even if sans Muppets) or just cover it on the Boston Pops page (which has room).
Hey, when you get a chance, you might want to weigh in on Thread:207694. Brad's brought up concerns about many of the lists categories, and since only I've responded, he's mostly going ahead and changing things (and I'm having trouble keeping track).
The odd thing is I actually remember watching these, and even then thinking "Wait, what is this doing on Sesame Street?" I have a vague notion the "Sock Snatcher" was a celebrity guest (my memory says Robin Williams, but memory can't be trusted.)
I answered Shane offline because I'd already turned my computer off and Wikia's wall system doesn't work on mobile. All I can say is that it came from the Muppet Gods, and there may be more info coming, but not video (at least not from my source).
I'm not sure if I'm in (or have) the right to say this, but...
Was it really necessary to give him a permanent block? I mean, I know that what he did wasn't right, but you could have at least told him to not post off-topic statements. There's no indication that he's a troll or is actually trying to do things to cause disruption: he's most likely misunderstood and after some time, I think he'll learn.