I am a big sucker for touching, inventive pieces of nostalgia that pay tribute to my childhood hero’s and PBS took that nostalgia to a whole new level on Thursday when PBS Digital Studios posted an awesome remix of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood star Fred Rogers as he “sings” about curiosity and the importance it holds for children.
The remix was helped along by John D. Boswell, better known to his fans as melodysheep.
For more than 30 years Mr. Rogers taught valuable lessons to children and this video perfectly sums up his attitude towards life.
Boswell is a fan of PBS, in fact he cited the PBS series Cosmos as the main inspiration for his popular YouTube Symphony of Science.
Fred Rogers Company COO Kevin Morrison says of the video?:
“I think that the thing we like about the piece most of all is how it shows that Fred was really ahead of his time. The message that it’s good to be curious, to use your imagination, and that ideas are the ‘garden produce’ of a fertile mind was something he stressed throughout his career. The video also celebrates another ‘Freddism’ – we’re all different in terms of what we’re good at, but we can all make a special contribution.”
PBS is planning more iconic remixes from other popular characters. In the meantime take a look at the Mr. Rogers remix tribute and leave us a comment with your thoughts: