"CRASH & BERNSTEIN," A BUDDY COMEDY SERIES WITH PUPPETRY STARTS PRODUCTION FOR PREMIERE THIS FALL ON DISNEY XD
Production has begun in Hollywood,
California, on "Crash & Bernstein," a live action comedy series --
with hand puppetry -- that follows Wyatt Bernstein, the only son among
four kids, whose new puppet, Crash, comes to life and becomes his
loud-mouthed surrogate brother who knows no limits. The multi-camera
series is scheduled to premiere in fall 2012 on Disney XD. The puppet
was designed and built by Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc, based in
Starring are newcomer
Cole Jensen as 12-year-old Wyatt; Emmy-nominated puppet master and
filmmaker Tim Lagasse ("Johnny and the Sprites," "Between the Lions") as
Crash; Oana Gregory ("Lab Rats") as Amanda, Wyatt's popular 16-year-old
sister; Landry Bender ("The Sitter") as Cleo, the fashion-forward
middle sister; and Aaron Landon ("New Girl") as Pesto, Wyatt's best
friend. Recurring is newcomer Mckenna Grace as Jasmine, the 6-year-old
and most assertive sister.
is a typical boy who enjoys hanging out at the local arcade with his
friend Pesto. In a household full of females, Wyatt desperately wishes
for a brother he could do fun guy stuff with and who would provide him
much needed "male reinforcement" at home. When he is reluctantly taken
to a Build-A-Bestie store by his family for his birthday, he creates a
boy-filled version of a Bestie. Wyatt's dream finally comes true when
his creation, Crash, comes to life. Together, the new "brothers" help
each other navigate life's experiences - Crash helps Wyatt come out of
his shell and Wyatt introduces Crash to life as a kid. Although they
sometimes have their differences, like true brothers, they always have
each other's back.
I'm surprised they didn't contract the Jim Henson Company...after all, they DO own the Muppet characters...
So what happened to the Disney Muppets and why aren't they developing this?
It looks like it could be a fun show. I remember enjoying Cousin Skeeter on Nickelodeon years ago. Hopefully Crash & Bernstein is an even better version of that for a new generation.