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It was by mere coincidence that I stumbled onto the Zombie Puppets project. It started with a link and a click of the mouse and I saw, what I considered, a brief and very intriguing piece of work that resulted in a plethora of mixed emotions– not to me of course but to my nieces and nephews who sat beside me, eagerly awaiting to see some of their favorite Muppet characters. What culminated were tears, frantic screaming from both the kids and their panicking parents. Eyeballs were gouged, my sisters-in-law puked on one another and my wife slapped the back of my head as she shook her head in disappointment. It was madness! I was shunned and vowed to never be allowed to watch over the kids again!
OK, so maybe that didn’t happen and I was, sadly (luckily?), alone in front of my computer monitor watching the zombie animated short film entitled, Burn Big Bird, Burn! As the film fades in from black, we hear the soft, soothing tune of what sounds like something that was made for the sole purpose of putting a newborn to bed immediately followed by the ghastly image of the beloved Big Bird running through a back alley of Sesame Street in agonizing pain as he is set ablaze, engulfed in flames and chased by a horde of zombie puppets. If that’s not awesome, I don’t know what is!