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TV: The Muppet Show: “Episode 124: Mummenschanz”

The height of Jim Henson’s collaborative efforts with composer and inventor Raymond Scott, “Limbo: The Organized Mind” brings to life Henson’s fascination with the interworkings of the brain, all the while indulging the many experimental impulses of its two creators. Presented in various forms throughout the 1960s and ’70s, the piece combines puppet and film work by Henson with an eerie, ethereal slice of musique concrète from Scott.
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VOTD: Early Jim Henson Short Animates Jazz With Paper Cutouts

Entertainment / Film : SlashFilm (1 hour ago)

After he’d done years of the show Sam and Friends but before moving on to The Muppet Show, Jim Henson did a set of experimental musical shorts. The animations use paper cutouts to visualize music. In the case of this one, Drums West... Read Post

TV: Rectify: “Modern Times”

Entertainment / Television : The A.V. Club - TV (last year)

In their trippiest 1960s collaboration, “Limbo: The Organized Mind,” Muppet man Jim Henson and electronic-music pioneer Raymond Scott explored the notion of man strolling through his own thoughts and memories. Against an eerie sound... Read Post

‘Drums West’, A Recently Rediscovered Cut-Paper Jazz Animation By Jim Henson From 1961

Odd : Laughing Squid (5 hours ago)

Animated in 1961, “Drums West” is a cut-paper animated short by Jim Henson and frequent Muppets collaborator Jerry Juhl set to the music of West Coast jazz bandleader Chico Hamilton. The Jim Henson Company has added behind the scene... Read Post

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