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Sid and Marty Krofft Rejoin Kids’ TV With Dogs, Not Sleestaks

9 July 2015 10:20 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sid and Marty Kroftt took more than twenty years to move from Saturday mornings to ones on Friday.

The kiddie-show impresarios are best known for 1970s-era programs like “Sigmund & the Sea Monsters,” “Land of the Lost,” “Far Out Space Nuts” and “H.R. Pufnstuf.” Now they are preparing to launch their first kids-focused program since the early 1990s, and adding something new to their usual mix of talking puppets and surreal settings: dogs.

When “Mutt & Stuff” debuts on Nickelodeon on Friday at 10 a.m., it will contain some of the oddball elements audiences associate with a duo that produced “The Bugaloos,” a show that ran on NBC in the early ’70s about members of a band who could don antennae and wings and fly. The new program comes with a talking fire hydrant named Melvin and a guy dressed in a large dog suit. Calvin Millan, the son of animal trainer Cesar Millan, »

- Brian Steinberg

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TV Legends Sid and Marty Krofft Sign Deal with Amazon Studios

12 February 2015 2:09 PM, PST | Hollywonk | See recent Hollywonk news »

Sid and Marty Krofft with Amazon Studios head Roy Price and Sigmund the Sea Monster

From H.R. Pufnstuf to The Donnie and Marie Show to Pryor’s Place, many of the most colorful and memorable series of the 1970s and 1980s sprang from the imaginations of Sid and Marty Krofft. Their groundbreaking, live-action kids fantasy shows were mainstays of the Saturday morning airwaves, which had previously been the exclusive domain of cartoons.

Now the iconic television producers are working with Amazon Studios to develop a reimagined pilot of classic ‘70s children live action series Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.    

“Sid and Marty are geniuses and we are honored to be working with them to bring to the world a return of what we believe is TV’s most fabulous and funniest sea creature ever,” said Roy Price, Vice President, Amazon Studios, in an announcement about the development deal with the Kroffts. »

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'Sigmund and the Sea Monsters' Reboot Happening at Amazon

12 February 2015 11:38 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Amazon Studios today announced it has signed a development deal with iconic television producers Sid and Marty Krofft to develop a reimagined pilot of classic '70s children live action series Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. Here's what Amazon Studios Vice President Roy Price had to say in a statement.

"Sid and Marty are geniuses and we are honored to be working with them to bring to the world a return of what we believe is TV's most fabulous and funniest sea creature ever."

Marty Krofft also offered his own statement about the new Amazon Studios series.

"Sid found Sigmund swimming in the ocean as seaweed. Boy, are we lucky to re-create Sigmund and the Sea Monsters with Roy Price and Tara Sorensen at Amazon Studios."

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. »

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Sigmund and the Sea Monsters Reboot Gets Amazon Pilot Order

12 February 2015 7:20 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Invest in foam rubber futures now, because Amazon Studios has inked a deal with Sid and Marty Krofft to “reimagine” their live-action 1970s kids show Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.

“Sid and Marty are geniuses,” Amazon Studios VP Roy Price said in announcing the pilot order, “and we are honored to be working with them to bring to the world a return of what we believe is TV’s most fabulous and funniest sea creature ever.”

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