Fun stuff

According to The Muppet Newsflash blog, “The Sesame Street characters are set to appear in a retelling of a classic story in the all-new film “Abby in Wonderland”. Giving Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” a Muppety twist, the new DVD will star everyone’s favorite Fairy-in-training, Abby Cadabby in her very own film. The musical film is currently in post-production and aimed to reach audiences in just a few months. While Abby takes on the role of Alice, the rest of the Sesame gang joins in (such as Elmo in the role of the Rabbit, Grover as the Mad Hatter, Cookie Monster as the Cheshire Cat, and Bert and Ernie as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum). While the exact release date of this title has not been confirmed yet, I’ve been told that fans should expect to see Abby’s first direct-to-DVD feature hitting stores in September 2008.”

Among other new shows, the SciFi Channel announced on Tuesday that it has “commissioned a six-hour miniseries dubbed Alice, a modern day-retelling of Alice In Wonderland…” from the team that created last December’s The Wizard of Oz tale Tin Man.

And on the “what were his parents’ thinking” front: Lewis Carroll, age 16, made his field hockey debut in Dinnington, U.K., last week: