‘Crash and Bernstein’, a Buddy Series With Puppetry, Starts Production for Fall Premiere on Disney XD
via press release:
“CRASH & BERNSTEIN,”
A BUDDY COMEDY SERIES WITH PUPPETRY STARTS PRODUCTION FOR PREMIERE THIS FALL ON DISNEY😄
Production has begun in Hollywood, California, on “Crash & Bernstein,” a live action comedy series — with hand puppetry — that follows Wyatt Bernstein, the only son among four kids, whose new puppet, Crash, comes to life and becomes his loud-mouthed surrogate brother who knows no limits. The multi-camera series is scheduled to premiere in fall 2012 on Disney😄. The puppet was designed and built by Chiodo Brothers Productions, Inc, based in Burbank, California.
Starring are newcomer Cole Jensen as 12-year-old Wyatt; Emmy-nominated puppet master and filmmaker Tim Lagasse (“Johnny and the Sprites,” “Between the Lions”) as Crash; Oana Gregory (“Lab Rats”) as Amanda, Wyatt’s popular 16-year-old sister; Landry Bender (“The Sitter”) as Cleo, the fashion-forward middle sister; and Aaron Landon (“New Girl”) as Pesto, Wyatt’s best friend. Recurring is newcomer Mckenna Grace as Jasmine, the 6-year-old and most assertive sister.
Wyatt Bernstein is a typical boy who enjoys hanging out at the local arcade with his friend Pesto. In a household full of females, Wyatt desperately wishes for a brother he could do fun guy stuff with and who would provide him much needed “male reinforcement” at home. When he is reluctantly taken to a Build-A-Bestie store by his family for his birthday, he creates a boy-filled version of a Bestie. Wyatt’s dream finally comes true when his creation, Crash, comes to life. Together, the new “brothers” help each other navigate life’s experiences – Crash helps Wyatt come out of his shell and Wyatt introduces Crash to life as a kid. Although they sometimes have their differences, like true brothers, they always have each other’s back.
“Crash & Bernstein” was created by Eric Friedman (“Austin & Ally,” “I’m In The Band”). Friedman and Mike Larsen (“Real Time with Bill Maher,” “Rodney”) serve as executive producers. “Crash & Bernstein” is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc.
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