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Meet your college guide, Little Frank


"I know sometimes college can feel a little intimidating or confusing. Students just like you are trying to understand financial aid, decide a major, figure out roommates, and more. I am here to help! You will see me pop up with reminders, advice, or info about your college journey."

Little Frank

The Many Faces of Little Frank

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Little Frank, which is short for St. Francis

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Fun Fact

I am the patron saint of animals and the environment.

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Walking Karma the Therapy Dog in the EcoLab.

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Favorite Emoji

Heart Hands

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Favorite Spot on Campus

St. Francis Colonnade

Watch Little Frank On Campus

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LIttle Frank Has All The Answers!

Little Frank's Creators

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Creators of Little Frank

Jim Henson

Little Frank was designed and constructed by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ provides digital puppetry, animatronic creatures, animation, and soft puppets to the international film, television, theater, live event and advertising industries. Recent credits include Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock (Apple TV+), Duff’s Happy Fun Bake Time (discovery+), The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix), Word Party (Netflix), and Earth to Ned (Disney+). Based in Los Angeles and New York with satellite shop capabilities internationally, the Shop is known for designing and building some of the world’s best-known characters including the Sesame Street puppets and the classic Muppets, as well as the iconic characters from Dinosaurs, Farscape, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and many more. Other feature film credits include the highly anticipated Five Nights at Freddy’s, Where the Wild Things Are, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Five Children and It.
The shop is also known for its live performance work with artists like Coldplay, Cee Lo Green, Lady Gaga and Deadmau5.  A recipient of more than 9 Emmy Awards for its outstanding work building puppets for Sesame Street, the Shop also received an Academy Award for its visual effects work on the film Babe. Other awards include a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award for the Henson Performance Control System, a powerful custom-based interface for puppeteers, and an Emmy Award for its work in developing the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, a patented control system technology that enables puppeteers to perform computer-generated characters in real time.  

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Voice of Little Frank

Spencer Lott
Spencer Lott is a SAG-AFTRA actor and voice artist. He has been the recipient of Jim Henson Foundation Grants for his original theatrical work. He has performed puppetry SNL, Hello Tomorrow! (Apple +), A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, America's Got Talent (Live at Radio City), Pineapple Playhouse (Nickelodeon/Youtube), Good Morning America, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with The Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and more.

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