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Newswire: Get Involved, Internet: Help fund a doc on the early days of Sesame Street

Since 1969, Sesame Street has been teaching kids about reading, counting, and other basic subjects with a potent combination of lovable Muppets, amiable human actors, and dizzying, often-surreal animation. (Who can forget that freaky pinball machine?) At the time of its debut, Sesame Street was distinctly unlike any children’s show that had ever aired on American television.

Now, a group of filmmakers wants to tell the show’s unique origin story in a documentary called Street Gang, and they’re launching an Indigogo campaign to help complete the project. Executive producer Trevor Crafts explains that the proposed movie, partially based on Michael Davis’ bestselling 2008 book of the same name, will feature exclusive interviews with people who worked on Sesame Street, alongside new animation done in the style of the show and even a complete recreation of the original Sesame Street set from 1969. So far, the iconic front …

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