Official Press Release
Sid and Marty Krofft changed Saturday mornings forever when the sibling puppeteers unleashed colorful characters like H.R. Pufnstuf and The Bugaloos on a generation of sugary-cereal-fueled kids growing up in the 1970s and ’80s. They will debut a brand new compilation DVD this fall, the first release in their exclusive new partnership with Vivendi Entertainment. As this upcoming release will celebrate the Kroffts’ past, the brothers are looking to the future with a new partnership with Ruby-Spears Productions, the legendary animation studio responsible for Scooby Doo. They are working together to bring to life numerous illustrations that iconic comic book artist Jack Kirby created for Ruby-Spears Productions in the ’80s.
Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times writes: "The characteristics of a Jack Kirby illustration are easily distinguished: extravagantly costumed heroes and nefarious villains locked in titanic struggles; foreshortened fists, feet and muscles that seem to pop off the page; intricately detailed settings meant to conjure the ancient past or suggest the distant future." The Krofft brothers will appear for the first time together with Joe Ruby and Ken Spears at Comic-Con 2010 for an exclusive panel discussion called Behind the Scenes with Sid & Marty Krofft, Joe Ruby and Ken Spears: A Look at the Past, Present and Future. Join them for a look back at what they have achieved and then take a look to the future with their new partnership in Creations from the World of Jack Kirby. The panel will be moderated by producer Bonny Dore.
WHO: Sid & Marty Krofft, Joe Ruby, Ken Spears
WHAT: An exclusive panel and Q & A (moderated by Bonny Dore)
WHERE: Comic-Con San Diego – Room 24ABC
WHEN: Saturday, July 24 from 1:30pm – 2:30pm.
After the panel, Sid & Marty Krofft, Joe Ruby and Ken Spears will appear in Huckleberry’s booth # 4149 for a signing from 3:00-4:00 PM.