File puptcrit/puptcrit.0609, message 18

Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2006 13:06:31 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Abby Cadabby

I've been sort-of following the Abby Cadabby saga in my blog. I was
initially critical of the way Sesame Street developed the character
(essentially they have her to better compete with Dora the Explorer)
and I'm suspicious that a lot of their recent projects like Sesame
Beginnings and Abby are more motivated by merchandising and "keeping
up with the Joneses" than their stated goal of educating preschoolers,
but I do think like most here that a lot of the controversy around her
is simply rediculous.

She's an adorable, pink little monster and I am sure little girls will
love her. I'm in Mexico so I have only seen clips of her online, but
from what I have seen she's really well performed by Leslie
Carrara-Rudolph, who is quickly becoming one of my favourite
puppeteers to watch.

Here are links to a few posts in my blog about the recent Sesame
Street controveries for anyone who's interested:

- Andrew


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