paul zaloom

While I’m glad for all the Bill Nye love… It hurts me a bit that there’s no Beakman love.

Like… everybody loves the Magic School Bus and Bill Nye and Mr. Wizard and all that… but nobody loves Beakman…

Granted, I think it’s mostly because he did simple science stuff for kids, not the heavier stuff that Bill Nye dealt with… but you know, it was a good gateway, I think…

Watched this the other night, finally, after a year of saying I would.  I was delighted, to say the least.  I had read the adaptation of Inferno by Marcus Sanders and Sandow Birk, and was blown away by the artwork. And I was happy to see Birk continue his art in this “puppet” version. 

I’m sorry, that’s a bit of an understatement.  He, with the help of another artist, created every puppet used in this movie.  That’s a hell of an accomplishment even before production started.  Kudos to Mr. Birk and Paul Zaloom (head puppeteer and Beakman from Beakman’s World! Remember that?) and to the rest of the crew that created this wonderfully tongue-in-cheek interpretation of Dante’s Inferno!

Oh and Happy Halloween and all that…Pepsi and pop rocks for everyone.