“Weird Al” Yankovic will be setting his accordion to the side for a new team-up with The Jim Henson Company. No, it’s not “Gettin’ Piggy With It”. It’s a new TV show.
Recently, Al tried his hand at writing a children’s book, and it was a hit. So now, The Henson Company is helping to translate the best-selling books When I Grow Up and My New Teacher and Me!, both of which feature the same lead character (“Billy”, a version of Al’s younger self), into a new series. According to Kidscreen, the show (which does not have a name yet) will be animated, 11 minutes per episode, and will likely take place at a school.
We’ll keep you guys updated on how this show is coming along, but for now, let’s marvel at the potential of a Yankovic/Henson production!
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by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com