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Find the Right Mr. Rogers for the Big Screen

Mr. Rogers Headed for the Big Screen: Who Could Play Him?

Originally posted 05/05/2013 09:05PM

It won't be an easy sweater to fill.

"There's only one person in this whole world like you," Fred Rogers liked to say on his long-running children's TV show. But now the difficult task begins of finding someone just like Mr. Rogers – or who can at least capture his essence – for an upcoming biopic.

A film about Rogers, who died in 2003 at age 74, is in the works at Treehouse Pictures based on a script by Alexis Jolly, a staff writer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Deadline.com reports.

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Revealed! Mr. Rogers's New Replacement in the Neighborhood

Mr. Rogers Is Replaced At Last – By a Tiger

Originally posted 09/01/2012 10:00AM

Fred Rogers peacefully presided over PBS's Mister Rogers' Neighborhood for 33 years, until his retirement in 2000 – the beloved Fred Rogers died in 2003, at 74 – and now, finally, someone is getting ready to take his place in the neighborhhod.

Meet Daniel Striped Tiger, a brightly animated character described by The New York Times as "the fictional young offspring of Rogers’s original puppet characters."

Cuddly, wide-eyed Daniel, who is seen in some depictions sporting a trademark Rogers cardigan (Mr. Rogers's favorite color, too: red), will start presiding over the old neighborhood as of this Monday. He will be joined, The Times reports, by O the Owl (whose uncle was the original X the Owl), and Katerina Kittycat, the progeny of Henrietta Pussycat and a usually absent father.

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Mr. Rogers (Yes, Mr. Rogers!) Gets a Remix

Mr. Rogers Gets Auto-Tuned in 'Garden of Your Mind' Video

Originally posted 06/08/2012 08:00AM

Kanye West, Rihanna and … Mr. Rogers?

The latest celebrity to get the Auto-Tune treatment – whereby singers use an electronic processor to alter the pitch of their voice, sometimes drastically – is none other than the late beloved children's TV host.

A new viral video called "Garden of Your Mind" features clips from Fred Rogers's PBS show, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood remixed into a slow-jam, according to the Los Angeles Times.

"You can grow ideas in the garden of your mind," Rogers' "sings" in the song's chorus.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Jessica Lynch Honored

Originally posted 02/19/2004 10:54AM

AWARDED: Jessica Lynch, the former Army supply clerk who was captured last March in Iraq and became a prisoner of war before being rescued in April, has received the inaugural Lewis McManus Service Award, the Associated Press reports. The award, named for the former West Virginia Speaker of the House, is given by the Ohio-West Virginia YMCA, which sponsors a leadership center and youth government program. Lynch was the subject of a CBS television movie about her ordeal, and she recently released an autobiography as well.

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Two TV Giants to Retire

Originally posted 07/02/1998 12:00AM

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