Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I am Big Bird Kickstarter goal reached.

Over the last few weeks people have been donating to the kickstarter project "I am Big Bird" in order to get the documentary made and the required $ 100.000 goal has been achieved. With only 55 hours to go people already donated a total of $ 112,632 dollars which is even more impressive when you realize that the number of "backers" (donators) lies around 1,700. This of course means that the documentary can and will be made.

I am Big Bird is a documentary about Caroll Spinney who performs the characters of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the start of Sesame Street and still does. His facinating live story will be told by interviews with mr. Spinney himself as well as a host of his Muppet cronies. 

Besides the interviews, the documentary will also feature never before seen footage of Spinney with people like Jim Henson and Frank Oz, Spinney's short films, in which he showcases his skill at animation and more. With the makers already unraveling some interesting bits about his life on their website, (Like that Disney offered him a job in animation, which he declined) this documentary has a lot of promise going for it.

For more information on the documentary visit http://www.iambigbird.com

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