Web series and online video news worth clicking today:
The Jim Henson Company’s animated puppet web series Wilson & Ditch: Digging America was reuppped by PBS for another season on its PBSKids.org site which targets 6 to 10 year-olds. The new season, which is already in production, will again follow two comical gophers on their adventures exploring America and its history. The cool thing about this one? Brian Henson actually puppeteers these digital characters through an advanced apparatus that captures and translates his movements. [C21 Media]
Good Bite host Aarti Sequeira won the sixth season of The Next Food Network Star last night, meaning the web series star will be heading to TV next. DECA, which produces Good Bite still has more episodes in the can with Aarti, but looks like TV has nabbed another top web talent. [Good Bite]
Pizza Hut is the latest big name sponsor to jump on board Simon Fuller’s reality web series extravaganza that is If I Can Dream on Hulu. Fuller’s 19 Entertainment today announced today that the pizza maker joins Pepsi and Ford in sponsoring the series, which launched back in March as the first ever original series on Hulu. Pizza Hut will be integrated into upcoming episodes of If I Can Dream as well as in short-form content on a separate dream.pizzahut.com site and the Pizza Hut Facebook page. [19 Entertainment]
Dan 3.0’s latest crowd-sourced task? A letter to the president (see below). Using the nifty decision engine on the custom Dan 3.0 site, the Nebraska-based YouTube vlogger Dan Brown continues his year-long daily web show on Revision3 doing whatever fans ask him to do. His letter comes in at a solid fourth-grade level, but hey, at least he’s doing what we tell him to do. [Dan 3.0]
NFL Football training camps are well under way now and that means the guys at 12 Angry Mascots—the ones behind last year’s hit web series NFL Writer’s Room—are back with a new video on Atom.com. Their target this time is NFL Rookies, with a behind-the-scenes “NFL Rookie Orientation” that gets players up to speed on firearms, groupies and performance enhancing drugs. [Atom.com]
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