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Road Trip across the USA with Wilson & Ditch

Wilson & Ditch  – Digging America is a programme on the American PBS network, made by the Jim Henson Company. It features gopher brothers driving across America in an an ecological van, learning about the history and culture of the places they visit. The novelty is that the TV episodes have been made with a new digital technology that allows the people behind the scenes to animate and speak in real time. The show also has extra material, such as additional episodes, podcasts, downloads and so on at a special website here.

The first stop on their road trip was Philadelphia (left) and next up is Nashville. If you’re interested in the more technical details of the show, you can find out more information at the Henson Company Digital Studio Wiki.

Meanwhile, here’s the theme tune:

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Strange Random Jim Henson Quote:

The most sophisticated people I know – inside they are all children.

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