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2nd May 2012

Pancake Mountain Creators Added As Keynote Speakers For INplay 2012

INplayInteractive Ontario has announced that JR Soldano and Scott Stuckey, Executive Producers of Pancake Mountain, along with host/puppet/Chief Mayhem Officer/Chancellor of Entertainment Rufus Leaking, have been added to the INplay 2012 lineup as keynote speakers.

At their INplay 2012 keynote, “Never Surrender: Your Pancakes Just the Way you Want Them. Always,” the trio will discuss the journey to develop their humble cable access show for major network distribution and provide insight into the current state of children’s entertainment.

The show  – “a conglomeration of music, animation, live action segments, learning, and dance parties” – gained immense popularity on a shoestring budget, racking up millions of YouTube views, accolades from the likes of Rolling Stone and GQ, and even a few fan tattoos. The show’s DIY ethic mirrored the Washington, DC punk scene that heavily influenced Stuckey, a former recording engineer and music video director for the likes of REM, Vic Chesnutt and others.

The Washington Post called Pancake Mountain “A thoroughly offbeat kids’ show that might be even more fun for adults.” During its eight year run, the show featured an impressive list of almost 150 musical acts that included:

  • Ian MacKaye
  • Arcade Fire
  • Kings of Leon
  • Andrew W.K.
  • Deerhoof
  • The Flaming Lips
  • The White Stripes
  • Metric
  • Katy Perry
  • Henry Rollins
  • Bright Eyes
  • Tegan And Sara
  • M.I.A.
  • Shonen Knife
  • Eddie Vedder

Pancake Mountain is a children’s television show originally based in Washington, D.C. The show debuted in 2003 and has hosted some of the world’s most popular artists, who lined up unsolicited to be part of what CNN’s Chuck Roberts called “a new genre.”


This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 10:12 am and is filed under Events, National News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    3:12 am on May 2nd, 2012

    Pancake Mountain Creators Added As Keynote Speakers For #INplay 2012 http://t.co/x4cNFI5k

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