Sid and Marty Krofft

Canadian sibling team of television creators and puppeteers

Sid Krofft (born July 30, 1929) and Marty Krofft (born April 9, 1937) are a Canadian brother team of television creators and puppeteers. They were important figures in children's television and variety show programs in the U.S., particularly throughout the 1970s and early 1980s.

Sid and Marty Krofft
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Marty Krofft displaying some of the marionettes of Les Poupées de Paris backstage at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair
BornSid Krofft
(1929-07-30) July 30, 1929 (age 92)
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Marty Krofft
(1937-04-09) April 9, 1937 (age 85)
Montréal, Québec, Canada
OccupationProducers, writers, puppeteers

They are largely known for a unique brand of fantasy programs, often featuring large-headed puppets, high-concept plots, and largely use of low-budget special effects.[1] The team also dominated the arena of celebrity music/variety programs during the period.

They helped design the characters and sets for Hanna-Barbera's Banana Splits (NBC, 1968-1970), the Kroffts' producing career began in 1969 with the landmark children's television series H.R. Pufnstuf.

Their works have included The Bugaloos (1970), Lidsville (1971), Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (1973-1975), Land of the Lost (1974), The Lost Saucer (1975), Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (1976), and Wonderbug (1976).


  1. [1] Los Angeles Times, "Sid and Marty Krofft are still pulling the strings"

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