TV Squad reports that two of Sesame Street’s favourite characters, Bert and Ernie, are to get their own spin-off show. While the original puppets will appear, the bulk of each episode will consist of Morph-style claymation.
The bulk of the show takes place in their imagination, where they’ll be depicted in clay. Also featured in the animated segments will be Ernie’s beloved Rubber Duckie and Bert’s pet pigeon.
The new series is slated for a first and second season debut in 2008 and 2009, respectively, but as of this writing it appears the series has not been picked up in the United States.