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How Well Do You Know the Voices of Kermit?

Beloved Muppet mainstay Kermit the Frog has outlasted a number of performers. When Muppets creator and voice of Kermit Jim Henson died unexpectedly in 1990, his family selected fellow muppeteer Steve Whitmire to take over the role. In...Show More Summary

The Genius and Generosity of Jim Henson's Work

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The exhibit sends you hurtling through a time tunnel that ends at the base of your soul. by Sean Nelson Museum of Pop Culture. © SESAME WORKSHOP The main gallery lined with bolts of blue fur is an excellent touch. The monographs about...Show More Summary

The Muppets Are Playing the Hollywood Bowl and It's About Damned Time

A Muppet fanatic speaks to Kermit the Frog and "Rainbow Connection" songwriter Paul Williams about the enduring genius of Jim Henson's little felt creations.

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: The Board Game! (Available for Pre-Order)

Remember the insanely popular Labyrinth board game that was released last year by River Horse? If you’re a fan of anything by Jim Henson and board games in general, here’s something that should please you quite a bit: The company isShow More Summary

What Kermit The Frog's New Voice Sounds Like

Actor Steve Whitmire played Kermit The Frog for the Muppets ever since Jim Henson died back in 1990, but that run came to an end this summer after some behind-the-scenes controversy.

Here's What The New Kermit The Frog Sounds Like

Video. Earlier this winter, Steve Whitmire, the man who had performed and voiced Kermit the Frog since the passing of creator Jim Henson, was fired. It was a complex situation that ultimately meant one thing for fans. A new Kermit was coming. And, today, we finally got our first listen. More »      

This Incredibly Lifelike Hand Puppet Can Even Move Its Fingers And Pick Things Up

Video. Is Barnaby Dixon the reincarnation of Jim Henson? It's hard to believe that there isn't at least a little bit of Henson inside the young puppeteer as he demonstrates his latest creation, a glowing bug puppet that's so articulated it even has moving fingers that can grasp tiny objects. More »      

Maya Rudolph Joins Melissa McCarthy In ‘The Happytime Murders’ At STXFilms

Maya Rudolph is joining her Bridesmaids co-star Melissa McCarthy in STXfilms’ The Happytime Murders, a comedy which Brian Henson will direct in conjunction with Jim Henson Company's Henson Alternative banner. The comedy is set in the underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans co-exist. Show More Summary

Elmo Vs. Sulfuric Acid

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

Even though I'm a big fan of the Muppets and everything Jim Henson ever created that saccharin cute little guy Elmo has always bothered me, and his "Elmo think glass is always full!" version of optimism makes me gag. So for me it's delightful...Show More Summary

Song of The Dark Crystal: J.M. Lee Talks About Creating the Prequel Universe

Naia and Kylan continues their adventure to stop Skeksis in his sinister plan. J.M. Lee released his second young adult novel Song of the Dark Crystal to serve as the prequel story to Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal. Here’s the synopsis...Show More Summary

Photo Tour: The Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Jim Henson fans in New York City, take note. Your next journey should be to the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. /Film was able to catch a sneak preview of The Jim Henson Exhibition, a new permanent exhibition devoted to...Show More Summary

Touring Jim Henson’s Restless Creative Spirit, at the Museum of the Moving Image

Michael Schulman on the new permanent Jim Henson exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image, in Astoria, Queens.

Jim Henson, master of puppets

2 months agoArts : Prospero

“ALL of us under its spell, we know that it’s probably magic”.

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales

Jen learns how every act of kindness grows like ripples in a lake. From BOOM! Studios, Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal Tales by Cory Godbey. The post Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales appeared first on CBR.

How Walt Disney Made Me A Better Writer

Authors are used to creating alone, but most creative industries work in teams and this is spreading into the writing industry in the growth of co-writing.  I've talked before about Jim Henson and his workshop of puppet storytellers, and artist Damien Hirst and his team of artisans. In today's article, Jim Denney talks about how […]

Inside The Secret World of 'The Muppet Show'

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

At a new NYC exhibit there are 180 Muppets. You can also make your own. But what is most amazing is the story of their creator Jim Henson, and how Kermit and Miss Piggy came to be.

Museum of the Moving Image honors Kermit the Frog and his creator

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Jim Henson, the relentless innovator who gave the world Kermit the Frog and "The Muppet Show," is getting a permanent tribute in New York, nearly 30 years after his death. If rarely seen on camera, Henson lived and breathed television,...Show More Summary

Exhibit in New York celebrates life of Muppets creator Jim Henson

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new exhibit featuring the work of Muppets creator Jim Henson goes on permanent display in New York City on Saturday to celebrate the career of the American puppeteer who brought to life such characters as Miss Piggy and Big Bird. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Everything to know about the unexpected and dramatic firing of Kermit the Frog actor Steve Whitmire, after 27 years

After Jim Henson’s death in 1990, Steve Whitmire became the sole voice and puppeteer of Kermit the Frog, everyone's favorite banjo-playing amphibian. So when the news dropped earlier this month that Whitmire would resign as the voice...Show More Summary

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