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The 2008 bestselling novel Street Gang: The Entire History of Sesame Street from Michael Davis is being made into a brand new documentary film! This week I am connected Director Marilyn Agrelo and by Executive Producer Trevor Crafts to chat the way Muppet lovers can get involved, and about what Muppet fans should expect the film will expand upon what is in the novel.

About the Film

Street Gang is going to be led by Marilyn Agrelo, director of the festival award-winning Mad Hot Ballroom. Agrelo will get access to Sesame Street archives during Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, along with The Jim Henson Company. Using fresh animated sequences, fresh character and cast interviews, and exclusive archival materials, Street Gang will tell the origin story of the show and the way creator Joan Ganz Cooney, manager Jon Stone, along with visionary Jim Henson came from their ideals and the social unrest of the sixties to produce something that altered history.

Among the film’s Indiegogo campaign ( aims, as well as creating new animation and fresh music, is to raise money to reconstruct the Season One Sesame Street set, taking the viewer back in time. In addition, the filmmakers will donate 15% of their net profits of the crowd capital campaign to Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational press organization behind Sesame Street, via its Yellow Feather Fund™ which aids the world’s most vulnerable kids grow wealthier, stronger, and more kinder.

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Have a excellent week!


The article Show #290: Introducing STREET GANG, the Movie! Appeared on The MuppetCast.

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It’s been 14 years since Jim Caviezel played the role of Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ.”

The actor, who previously starred in the 1998 war movie “The Thin Red Line,” said he did not know then how Mel Gibson’s 2004 film would break him, how it would infect him.

He advised Religion News Service he did not understand  “it was definitely going to be my path.”

But now that path has led him back to a story straight from the Scriptures, playing with Luke, among Christianity’s four evangelists, at the new movie “Paul, Apostle of Christ.”

Box Office Mojo.

It’s among several movies aimed at Christian audiences publishing about Sunday’s Easter vacation (April 1). “I Can Only Imagine,” the story behind the popular Christian song of the identical title, finished third for the second straight week in the box office, and “Mary Magdalene,” about among Jesus’ most prominent female celebrities, releases this weekend (March 30).

As the apostle is getting something of a minute with several new books published about him in the previous few 28, the movie about Paul comes. They include “Paul: A Biography” by N.T. Wright along with “Paul: A Apostle’s Journey” by Douglas A. Campbell, both released earlier this season, and also “Reading Paul together with all the Reformers: Reconciling Old and New Perspectives” by Stephen J. Chester and also “Paul and Sex: Reclaiming the Apostle’s Vision for both Men and Women in Christ” by Cynthia Long Westfall, both realized in Christianity Today’s 2018 Book Awards.

I don’t know if it’s Providence that is directing us to shun the teachings of Paul, however it’s quite a wonderful experience to see it come together,” said Rich Peluso, senior vice president of Affirm Films, a part of Sony Pictures.

Paul resonates, not just because he dominates so much of the New Testament, but because he is a familiar figure in our existing media landscape — the type to convey “`boo’ to each goose and then say ‘boo’ to each of the swans as well, just in case,” according to author and biblical scholar Wright, who said before the movie’s release he hadn’t seen it had been “intrigued.”

That makes Paul and also presented some trouble attracting his story to the monitor, Peluso said. It spans 60 decades and 10,000 kilometers, a experience with feuds, a shipwreck, imprisonments, miracles, Jesus and more.

That’s why filmmakers decided to concentrate on Paul’s last days in prison before his execution, though a TV miniseries is a possibility depending on the success of “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” Peluso said.

In the movie, Luke (Caviezel) meets with Paul (James Faulkner) in prison to record his remarkable transformation and other reflections into what could become the Book of Acts.

Meantime, the church struggles against persecution by the Roman authorities — and to respond to it. “Christ called us to care for the world, not rule,” one personality protests when others talk breaking into the prison to free Paul and overthrow the government.

“At this time in our culture and in our world I believe we really are beginning to doubt this concept of joy and mercy and love and forgiveness, and Paul’s story is such a strong instance of simply the enormity of God’s grace and love, and I think that it’s something which’s so needed at this time,” writer-director Andrew Hyatt said.

Hyatt said he hoped the movie would help viewers see biblical characters like Paul as actual individuals, “not amazing statues with halos in their minds” and novels like Acts and Paul’s letters as “lived experience,” not anything which came from a “preachy, heady space.”

He added he hopes the movie appeals to both Christian and non-Christian crowds — which it’s not too “preachy,” while also respecting the concern several Christians have about Scripture at the hands of Hollywood filmmakers.

“I believe there is a big hesitancy when it comes to Hollywood Bible movies, and I believe there is sort of a nervousness and a fear: ‘Oh, did they really screw it up again? ”’ Hyatt said.

“I just want to promote the audience this is a movie by people (for whom) the story is as important to them as it is to this viewers. We want people to get excited and also be invited.”

But with Dragon Ball Super and matches such as demonstrating that the franchise is more popular than ever, it seems inevitable that we’re going to one day get a new Dragon Ball live-action movie. If that occurs in exactly the same “whitewashed” style as the previous film, there could be a little silver lining if this Dragon Ball reboot appeared something like this fantastic artwork by Datrinti, which you can check out, below:

Twist 1/8 — Goku

This picture indicates a version of Goku that captures the characters brawler soul that is lively – and, above all, the soul of his signature hairstyle.  

Twist 2/8 — Vegeta

This picture captures an actor could communicate the Saiyan Prince’s signature swagger, and face type and the physique seem. Not sure the actual laws of gravity would permit that hair to work, though…

Twist 3/8 — Freeza

This picture makes him seem like a villain that is terrifying, and captures the character of Freeza absolutely. The red eyes are a perfect touch on the lips and bulbous head.  

Slide 4/8 — Mobile

Mobile looks like a sickly combination of mechanical and bio-organic monstrosity. This image conveys a type of Frankenstein production moment – with a Dragon Ball energy upgrade. Again, the eyes really bring from this character’s villainy.  

Twist 5/8 — Kid Buu

Much like Freeza, this picture of Kid Buu  captures alien aesthetic of this character perfectly. The lean muscle/flesh look is perfect, as are the beady little mischievous eyes. The highlights are the golden accents of this gauntlets and belt. Amazing work on this.  

Twist 6/8 — Super Saiyan 3 Goku

The visual imagery around this concept that is SSJ3 is sound, and this would be a stunning second in the movie. But that hairless and glowing face seems weird – particularly on a celebrity.  

Twist 7/8 — Ultra Instinct Goku vs. Jiren

This is really for its  Dragon Ball Super fans that are still riding large in the thrills of  the  final couple episodes – especially the milestone fight between a complete Ultra Instinct Goku, and a fully-powered Jiren. Jiren  seem every bit like the “little green men” strange design the anime and manga went – and even a whitewashed Goku  seems pretty great in his frosty Ultra Instinct type. That UI aura may use some color.  

Twist 8/8 — The Artist at Work

Wondering how these beats are created by this Portuguese artist? Check out this movie of Datrinti!  

What can you think about Datrinti’s artwork? Could this be acceptable for you with actors that are non-Asian as a Dragon Ball movie? Or is the variable a crimson line for youpersonally? Let us know your ideas in the comments!

Dragon Ball Super currently airs its own English dub on Adult Swim throughout the Toonami programming block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m.. It is also available to flow FunimationNOW and Amazon Video. The language release of this series is finished, and available to flow on FunimationNOW, VRV, and Crunchyroll.

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