Monday, March 07, 2005

An Interview with Eric Jacobson

As I reported earlier, in less than one month Sesame Street will be starting season 36 on American TV; but elsewhere in the world they have a bit of a delay to see the new episodes. In fact today season 35 started showing in Australia. To help promote the kick off of the season in the "land down under", Muppeteer Eric Jacobson was sent to do interviews and appearances for the Australian media.

Spencer Howson from ABC (Australian Broadcasting Company) Brisbane had a nice interview with Eric (and Grover, Bert, and Fozzie). He asks about the future of the Muppets, and Eric said the feature films, TV series, specials, and more are all possibilities in the future, and many new projects are in the works. Eric also shares some thoughts on having to take over many of Frank Oz's roles, how the Muppeteers use new technologies, doing all the Muppet voices, and much more.

Although the interview was presented on Australian radio earlier today, you can listen to a RealPlayer file of the interview along with a short article on the ABC Brisbane Website (or just by clicking here). The interview is about 9 minutes long and is one of the first times Eric Jacobson gets put in the spotlight for all his great work keeping the Muppets alive and strong. And if you liked this interview you should check out these two older radio interviews that I reported about earlier from America's NPR with Sesame Street Muppeteers Caroll Spinney and Kevin Clash by clicking here. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Christyb said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. It is one awesome interview.