Planet Preschool Blog
About the Author
Josh Selig is the President and Founder of Little Airplane Productions, producer of international preschool hits The Wonder Pets!, 3rd & Bird and the upcoming CBeebies/Disney Junior series, Small Potatoes.
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A recent study that polled palliative care nurses enumerated the top five regrets expressed by terminally ill patients. Planet Preschool’s Josh Selig compares the list against his own. After all, there’s a lot of time to contemplate life and death on a long-haul flight to China.
As someone who has spent at least half of his life writing scripts, giving script notes, and training scriptwriters, Planet Preschool blogger Josh Selig has encountered his fair share of writers – and he’s created a glossary of the types you can expect to meet within the global kids TV business.
Little Airplane founder and Planet Preschool blogger Josh Selig is stopped in his tracks when his therapist asks a simple but rather halting question: “Do you still enjoy this work?” Today, he opens up about the top three things he likes and loathes about the business.
With Jurassic World smashing its way through box offices worldwide, guest blogger Daley Pearson revisits other beloved TV shows and movies from his boyhood. First up: April O’Neil’s ‘turtally’ confusing relationship with The Ninja Turtles.
Josh recounts his trip to Hangzhou to attend CICAF (China International Cartoon & Animation Festival). It was at turns enlightening (he learned that Chinese box-office revenue grew by a whopping 69% last year, for example), fascinating (he saw fish performing pedicures) and down-right terrifying (you’ll have to read on).
I got an email from an old college friend yesterday. He’s in a happy marriage, he does fulfilling work…he wrote, “I love this miracle of life and the chance to frolic through it for awhile; but at the other end, I wrestle with the utter pointlessness and futility of it all. After all, if the sun is going to burn out, if all this is only temporary, what difference does it make what I do?” If he did not live in Japan, I would have punched him.