A funny thing happened to me at the Target today. As I walked down the aisle, A DVD caught my eye. “Hooked on Baby.” It sounded familiar. Then I realized that it was the very DVD that has my Muffin Man sequence on it! That was a strange sensation- I guess I thought it would take longer for these to hit the stores, so I wasn’t expecting to see it. These film fellows work much faster than publishers!
Anyhow, I had done drawings for this DVD over the summer. It’s brought to you by the awesome people who created Reading Rainbow, together with the Hooked on Phonics/Educate Products folks. What a great job they did of “animating” it! They took my still drawings and added little film twists and turns- the muffins bounce around, the Man rotates- very cute and interactive. They also have live action sequences with real babies, and some of them have been superimposed on my backgrounds.
The most interesting part of this is that on TV the art looks big- really BIG- and happily, it holds up nicely. You can really appreciate the texture of the fabrics when they are blown up.
Got babies? I think they’ll like this! There are 3 DVDs in the series, this one is called Read, Rhyme & Clap. It’s got that Reading Rainbow feel, but for the younger set.