A New Take on Sandy Becker’s “Christmas Carol”

February 22, 2010

Are you a Baby Boomer who grew up watching TV in the Greater NYC area in the 1960’s?

Do you remember the Sandy Becker Show? Do you remember Sandy’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, starring Geeba Geeba as Scrooge, and Sir Clive Clyde as Bob Cratchit?

Unfortunately, the kinescopes of this production, to the best of our knowledge, have been destroyed and are lost forever. It remains, according to puppeteer Craig Marin, “The Holy Grail” of puppet videos.

But we have good news. A project is in the works to produce a re-imagining of this classic show, using Sandy Becker’s original puppets! FLEXITOON – – one of the country’s premier puppet studios – – will create and perform the show keeping the spirit of the original, while adding a 21st Century flavor that will appeal to all ages.  A DVD is planned for release this Halloween.

The project is in its embryonic stages at this time, and needs financial backing. We will be seeking backers through Kickstarter. If you might be interested in getting in on the ground floor of this exciting project, send an email to Jeff at jrpickens@gmail.com, or Craig at flexitoon@aol.com, or leave a comment on this blog. And if you are on Facebook (and who isn’t), join the Sandy Becker Fan Group.

Stay tuned for details!



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