Mister Rogers remixed (updated)

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:19 PM Written by 

I was traveling last week and didn't get a chance to post this when PBS first sent it to me but it's definitely worth a look at Mister Rogers getting jiggy with it (presumably via Autotune) if you didn't see it. 

UPDATE from PBS:

To date:

  • The video has been viewed on YouTube more than 4 million times.  Last weekend it was the #1 
  • On the PBS Facebook page, the video has been shared more than 3,400 times, has earned more than 2,000 likes and generated more than 160 comments.
  • Celebrities including Neil Patrick Harris, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alyssa Milano, Morgan Spurlock and Guy Kawasaki have shared the video with their many Twitter followers.

Today we are announcing that an MP3 version of "Garden of Your Mind" is available as a free download at pbs.org/digitalstudios.  Click the orange square in the upper right corner.

Watch the video and read more about how it came to be after the jump. ...

PBS teamed with Symphony of Science's John Boswell for this video featuring footage from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood":

PBS explains in a tag on the video:

When we discovered video mash-up artist John D. Boswell, aka melodysheep, on YouTube, we immediately wanted to work together. Turns out that he is a huge Mister Rogers Neighborhood fan, and was thrilled at the chance to pay tribute to one of our heroes. Both PBS and the Fred Rogers Company hope you like John's celebration of Fred Rogers' message. 

If you like this video, please support your local PBS station.

This is the first in a series of PBS icons remixed. 

Many thanks to the folks at the Fred Rogers Company for their support. 

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