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16 Dizzying Facts About 'Labyrinth'

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

Jim Henson's deeply personal tale of a teenage girl losing her baby brother to a Goblin King wasn't a hit when it was first released.

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Nintendo Visits Jim Henson Studios, Is Just The Cutest Thing Too cute. Why Isn’t Pokémon Vs Zombies An Actual Game Preach. The Butcher And New ‘Eternal Conflict’ Map Drop Into Heroes Of The Storm New stuff. Predator’s Mortal Kombat X...Show More Summary

Watch the creator of Mario totally geek out at the Jim Henson Studios

Who had a bigger influence on your childhood: Nintendo, or Jim Henson's puppet creations? It may warm your heart to learn that the companies are equally big fans of one another, as evidenced by a video that shows famed Nintendo game creator Shigeru Miyamoto's visit to Jim Henson Studios. Show More Summary

Nintendo’s E3 Puppets Were Actual Muppets, Mario Creator Shigeru Miyamoto Visits the Workshop - Our soft, fuzzy bodies are ready.

6 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Last year, Nintendo went with Robot Chicken-style action figure stop motion animation to present their wares at E3, so this year they topped it with puppets. Puppets made by the actual Jim Henson workshop. So if you shouted, "Oh my God, Nintendo MUPPETS!" like a large portion of our editorial staff during their show, you were pretty much dead-on.

Watch What Happens When Mario’s Creator Meets the Muppets

Take a peek behind The Jim Henson Company's studio doors with Nintendo video games luminary Shigeru Miyamoto.

Watch Miyamoto's adorable visit to Jim Henson Studios

As we found out after Nintendo's E3 presentation, the puppets that were involved were actually creations of Jim Henson Studios. President Shigeru Miyamoto didn't just contract them out, but actually visited the studios' location in Hollywood, California. Show More Summary

Miyamoto at Jim Henson Studios is the second most adorable thing you’ll see today

After your precious face in the mirror, naturally. Nintendo has released a behind the scenes video chronicling Shigeru Miyamoto’s visit to Jim Henson’s Studios. The Jim Henson Studios team created the puppets for Nintendo’s main E3 2015 showcase, and Brian Henson, son of the great man himself, directed the short and chats with Miyamoto throughout […]

Nintendo Visits Jim Henson Studios, Is Just The Cutest Thing

It’s a damn shame this dream collaboration had to go down for a simple marketing stunt. Something more substantial between these two companies would have been the best. Read more...

Video games' largest confab: Early bird specials, virtual reality and nostalgia

Check out the highlights and big trends at this year's E3, from Fallout 4 to Halo 5, as well as Star Fox and a surprise Jim Henson muppet.

Those puppets for Nintendo's E3 presentation were actual Muppets!

Remember the puppets from Nintendo's E3 press conference? They were the best part, and they weren't even game related! Well it turns out they were actually Muppets from Jim Henson's workshop. Puppet fansite Tough Pigs (haha I'm gladShow More Summary

Did those puppets at Nintendo’s E3 presentation look familiar?

Did those puppets at Nintendo’s E3 presentation look familiar? There’s good reason! Muppet fansite ToughPigs contacted The Henson Company, who confirmed it worked with Nintendo. Jim Henson’s son, Brian Henson, reportedly directed the opening video, too. Read more...

The Muppets & ODB

If you’re anywhere near Generation X, The Muppets constitute a heavy portion of your childhood’s reference points—possibly they even contributed heavily to your value system as you put in time watching Jim Henson’s puppets during those hours out of school.

Great Job, Internet!: The Muppets’ Dr. Teeth gets down with ODB’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya”

There appears to be a new subgenre in viral videos—mashing up harder-edged ’90s rap with the cuddly imagery of Jim Henson’s The Muppets. There have been videos of mash-ups featuring the Beastie Boys, Biz Markie, Notorious B.I.G., and Big Pun. Show More Summary

Behind the Scenes: Yoda and Jim Henson

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: unknown) According to Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones, George Lucas offered Muppets creator Jim Henson the role of Yoda. Henson declined, suspecting that he wouldn't have enough time for a project as ambitious as Star Wars. Show More Summary

Amazon Deal of the Day: 65% Off Farscape: The Complete Series (15th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] – $52.99 + FREE Shipping

For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has Farscape: The Complete Series (15th Anniversary Edition) on Blu-ray for just $52.99 plus free shipping. That’s 65% off on the series’ regular list price of $149.95. From Jim Henson Productions comes the Sci-Fi cult classic FARSCAPE. Show More Summary

Remembering Jim Henson

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

On May 16, 1990, Jim Henson passed away. In the months that followed, a pair of memorial services paid tribute to the man who changed the entertainment landscape.

Newswire: Director left the Dark Crystal sequel because “nobody gave a shit about what Jim Henson wanted”

It’s been a few years since rumors of a sequel to the much-beloved puppets-and-nightmares feature The Dark Crystal last bubbled to the surface of the Great Hollywood Remake Swamp. Now, a director once attached to the project has revealed his reasons for walking away, citing the producers’ lack of respect for the ideas of the late Jim Henson. Show More Summary

Remembering Jim Henson on the 25th anniversary of his death

Jim Henson created a legacy that has touched the lives of thousands -- probably millions -- of people. He founded Muppets, Inc, which later became The Jim Henson Company, in 1958, and he probably had no idea then what a tremendous impact his creations would have on people of all ages, all over the world. Show More Summary

The Life And Rebirth Of Jim Henson And The Muppets

A quarter-century after the death of the legendary puppeteer, Kermit and company keep the crowds in stitches. It's time to talk about that most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational man: Jim Henson. Read Full Stor...

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