Partnering with John Gotimier was Jay Cagide, a long
time news camerman and advertising man from Ogilvy &
Mather. With John's lovely wife Yolanda producing a hip
script, the project soon fell into our laps to create the
main characters using all kinds of puppetry.
Would you like to swing on a star,
Carry moonbeams home in a jar?
In the summer of 1995, a New Yorker with a dream sat humming in
his living room. "How about a rock and roll video for kids?", he
thought. Long-time film editor and producer for clients such as HBO,
MTV. and King World Entertainment, John Gotimer had a dream.
A new kids video but with a special twist, pulling its
inspiration from the Rocky and Bulllwinkle show,
The Tonight Show and MTV, The Rockin' Ralphie
Show began to take shape. It was to be a kids talk and
music video show featuring a hip raccoon as the DJ
and his sidekick the motorcycle-riding,
Oh So Cool Brody the Squirrel.
Featuring songs like Rockin' Robin, Sugar Sugar, Joy to the World and
Locomotion, this video offered something for both the kids and their parents to enjoy.
That's Amoré and Would You Like to Swing on a Star added the grandparent appeal.
Personalizing each film with the name of the child for whom it was purchased, was also part
of the production idea for this new film. Packed full of public service announcements and kind
guidance from a hip raccoon opened the door to this unique project.
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