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Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes:Today sees an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of 1970s children’s programming giants Sid & Marty Krofft. (Born in 1929, Sid Krofft will turn 93 in July). And reportedly Marty Krofft has now partnered with NFT producer Orange Comet “in a multiyear contract to release NFTs based on the often enigmatic and much-beloved television shows they have brought to us since 1969.” The first one commemorates Land of the Lostdropping sometime after September. Today I learned their big break in America came from making puppets for Dean Martin’s show, followed by designing and directing the Banana Splits and a string of successful children’s shows on Saturday mornings. ( Land of the Lost, H.R. Pufunstuf, Lidsville, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters…) Looking back, Krofft muses that even today somewhere in New York City, “some guy 50 years old, remembers the damn theme songs. Because there were only three networks, so basically every kid in America saw our shows.” In the article Marty Krofft describes their style as “a nightmare and bizarre”or, more pragmatically, as “Disney without a budget” (while crediting future Disney CEO Michael Eisner for being their mentor). Yet the article adds that “They were nearly unstoppable with styrofoam, paint and cloth. In a digital universe of truly endless possibilities, there is no telling where they could take their stories.”Read more of this story at Slashdot.