KIT - ALL FOR ONLY $24.95!
The concept of this unique animated series is simple. Children cover
their television with a piece of plastic, which clings to the screen.
As soon as Winky or his dog Woofer run into trouble, he asks the children
to help. How? By drawing something on the screen, like a line that becomes
a bridge allowing Winky to cross a river, a circle that morphs into
a rocket ship, or a moustache to disguise Woofer from the mean Harum
they are saying about Winky Dink and You
of the greatest TV shows of all time."
--Dave Barry, syndicated columnist
low-tech wonder is a beautiful concept. Kids put a clear plastic sheet
on the TV and use markers to draw in whatever Winky Dink needs."
--San Francisco Examiner
first interactive TV show."
was your favorite TV show when you were a kid? For anyone over 40,
it was Winky Dink and You."
think the reason people recall Winky Dink so vividly is that picking
up a crayon and drawing on the magic screen burned memories into young
minds, just the way underlining a phrase in a textbook helps you remember
it. The key to Winky Dink and You is that one powerful word - YOU!
Winky triumphs only with the help of the children."
--Ed Wyckoff, co-creator of Winky Dink and You
ABOUT WINKY DINK AND YOU
Dink and You aired every weekend on CBS from 1953 until 1957
and became a national phenomenon. At its height, CBS was selling 25,000
Winky Dink and You kits per week.
series was resurrected in 1969 with 65 new color episodes that ran five
years in syndication. These are the episodes now available for the first
time on video, packaged with all the toy elements that make Winky Dink
and You so unique.
Dink and You and its popular theme
song are remembered fondly by tens of millions of Americans
as a classic of educational TV -- upbeat, aimed at young children, with
a message of self-confidence and cooperation.
concept was created by Ed Wyckoff and Harry Prichett in 1952. Wyckoff
was Prichett's assistant at a New York ad agency when the two men were
working late one night with a boxing match being broadcast in the background.
Prichett taped a piece of acetate over the screen and drew a stick figure
on the television. Suddenly the fighters appeared to be punching their
drawings, which seemed to be punching them back.
wasn't long after that when we came up with the idea of Winky Dink,"
recalls co-creator Ed Wyckoff. "This is truly interactive television.
Decades before electronic video games, we were saying to the kids, 'Don't
Just Sit There! Get off the couch, potatoes! Winky Needs You! Come to
the rescue of your favorite TV hero!"
Winky Dink Interactive Video Kit, complete with nine interactive
cartoons, six crayons, and a Magic Screen and Cloth, is now available
at retail stores, popular web retailers such as barnesandnoble.com and
amazon.com, and at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volumes Two and Three,
containing nine cartoons each, are also available separately at $9.99.
Further volumes and a DVD are scheduled for Fall release. For ordering
by phone call Rembrandt Films at 888-205-8778 or for further product
information call Vanguard Cinema at 800-218-7888.