Do YOU Know the Muffin Man?

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.

8 comments on “Do YOU Know the Muffin Man?

  • on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 12:17 am, paula said:

    Very exciting, Liz! I know the feeling. I agree it would be neat to see someone animate one of pieces like they did your’s!

  • on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 1:18 am, roz said:

    I’ll definitely keep my eyes open for that the next time I’m at Target. Congratulations!:grin:

  • on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 1:36 am, Sherry Rogers said:

    Wow that must have been so cool! Just the thing to make your day! Awesome! Congrats!!!

  • on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 1:36 am, Sherry Rogers said:

    Oops forgot to say the art looks wonderful!

  • on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 9:20 am, Lisamac said:

    very nice Liz…that is really awesome!
    we will have to play this for Jess so she can review it for you!

  • on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 10:16 am, Barbara Lanza said:

    How much fun, Liz. It’s great to see our work move into other territories. Best wishes for even more to come your way.

  • on Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 9:18 am, Jean DePetrillo said:

    WOW!!! What a fabulous, unexpected treat for you …and what an exciting, positive way to start the new year!!! What could be better than to see your art work come to life! Two of my friends are expecting babies in about 2 months – so I’ll have a great excuse to purchase a great gift for each of them!! Thanks!

  • on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 5:50 pm, TriangleQueen22 said:

    Do you know the muffin man? The muffin man, the muffin man. do you know the muffin man? He lives on drury lane.(and looks like dad)

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