I spent a decent portion of my teenage years watching two movies on repeat: Labyrinth, that ridiculously 1980s Jim Henson + David Bowie concoction (complete with fan theories written about at Mad Art Lab), and Fight Club. I’ll leave it up to you to figure out what that says about me. Show More Summary
Henson, Jim Caviezel and executive producer Jonathan Nolan discuss the aftermath of Carter's death. read more
The Muppet Magazine—a fanzine promoting Jim Henson’s furry creatures—launched in January of 1983. An issue from the summer of that year has a special gem inside: a 5-page parody of Star Wars. It tells the tale of Priness Loina and Ham Solo (a take on Muppet character Link Hogthrob) on a mission to sell cheap movie merchandise. Show More Summary
Location: The Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd, West Los Angeles, CA 90025 Date: November 15 at midnight Link out: Click here Description: The Nuart screens Jim Henson’s 1986 fantasy film as part of their Round Midnight series. David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly star alongside a menagerie of goblinesque Muppets.
In what has to be a case of perfect casting, Syfy has signed Farscape’s Gigi Edgley to host Jim Henson’s Creature Challenge. The new competition series pits challengers against each other in producing original creature effects in hopes of earning a position with Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. Creator fabricator Beth Hathaway and Emmy®-winning writer/producer Kirk […]
Gigi Edgley ("Farscape") has been signed to host Syfy's "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge."
Lead Judge Brian Henson to be Joined by Additional Judges
This 1965 short film by Jim Henson is titled Run Run, and is more like a glimpse into his life through some edited home movie footage. There are no puppets or Big Birds, just his children gleefully running through the Connecticut woods, crunching leaves with their feet, and in the end (spoiler!) finding their mom, the late Jane Henson. [ more › ]
“Run, Run” is a charming 1965 short film by Jim Henson in which his daughters run through the woods behind the Henson house. Henson created the film to experiment with light, color, and music (the film features a song by Joe Raposo, who went on to compose for Sesame Street). For more on the film, […]
(YouTube link) Run, Run is a home movie and an experimental film at the same time. It is a pastoral interlude showing Muppet creator Jim Hensons' daughters Lisa and Cheryl running through the Connecticut woods in the autumn of 1965. The film was never used commercially, but inspired other, similar sequences. Show More Summary
This week, Tim watches a Chris Claremont documentary, reads a couple of Ben Marra and Geoff Johns comics and reflects on the life and times of Jim Henson.
Jim Henson puppets are making lots of penis jokes at the Panasonic Theatre, and you should go. On stage now at the Panasonic Theatre are 85 tiny pieces of artwork. Beautifully detailed, textured, colourful, and startlingly evocative,...Show More Summary
Showrunner Greg Plageman and stars Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi tease what lies ahead for "Person of Interest."
Tuesday's headlines also include Jim Henson and James Franco.
(video link) Meet computer H14, a Jim Henson creation from 1963. The film was commissioned by AT&T to be shown at a corporate get-together, to spread the word that the company's new computer systems that actually communicated with each other were the wave of the future, and nothing to be frightened about. Show More Summary
First, there was Face Off. Now, SyFy is hoping to create the more magic — and jobs — with Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge. Brian Henson, chairman of The Jim Henson Co. and Creature Shop and son of the late Jim Henson, will serve as head judge in the 8-episode series. Each episode, “10 contestants will [be] competing to […]
Syfy may not have the budget to do as many scripted programs as fans would like, but the cable network?s newest reality competition series actually sounds pretty cool, although not particularly in a science fiction way. Syfy has signed on with the Jim Henson Creature Shop for a brand new competition series called Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge.Click To Continue Reading
When you think of some of the iconic muppets, monsters and other worldly creatures that have graced the big and small screen, chances are they were created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop – the legendary makers of movie magic. Founded in 1979 by the late Jim Henson, carried on by his son Brian Henson, the […]
PacLabyrinth - via Shokxone Studio's deviantART - via The Verge Josh Gilbert of Shok Xone Studios mashed up Jim Henson's 1986 movie Labyrinth with Pac-Man to come up with this bit of genius: the PacLabyrinth poster. The tunnel of hands...Show More Summary
Good news for those of you who (correctly) consider Face Off to be one of the network's best shows - Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, airing in 2014, will be the same sort of thing, but wit...