If a show has the words "Muppets" or "Jim Henson" in the title you know it's going to feature some really awesome puppets, and the late 90s successor to The Muppet Show called Muppets Tonight was no exception. Muppets Tonight introduced...Show More Summary
by Sean Nelson Jim Henson and Frank Oz, with a little help from Richard Hunt (far left), operate Ernie and Bert (1970s). Museum of Pop Culture/© SESAME WORKSHOP The main gallery lined with bolts of blue fur is an excellent touch. The...Show More Summary
By Sheryl Oh That's right. A family-friendly company is backing the guy who did 'Bone Tomahawk' and 'Brawl in Cell Block 99'. The article The Jim Henson Company Will Produce S. Craig Zahler’s ‘Hug Chickenpenny’ appeared first on Film School Rejects.
Jim Henson‘s Muppets characters are loved by people of all ages, which is why this new video (via Kottke) from the gang at Sesame Street is a gem. If you’ve ever wondered how the puppeteers behind the series bring the show’s famous characters to life, look no further. We can’t imagine stomping around in Big Bird’s giant feet […]
In which the director of BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 makes a family picture. Read more...
The Jim Henson Company has acquired film rights to Hug Chickenpenny: The Panegyric of an Anomolous Child, the upcoming novel from Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99 filmmaker S. Craig Zahler. He will direct the film version of his gothic, Dickensian take on The Elephant Man, which hits shelves next month. Show More Summary
Although it features few of the usual Muppets, ‘Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas’ brings the holiday spirit to the whole family
Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal is returning to theaters this February in a newly restored version, but for two-nights only.
The 1982 fantasy The Dark Crystal was an artistic breakthrough in puppetry and visuasl effects, thanks to directors Jim Henson and Frank Oz. However, it didn't do as well as expected at the box office thanks to its dark story that gave parents pause, but even more because of the juggernaut E.T. Show More Summary
If you’re a certain kind of geek, the 1986 film Labyrinth was a formative influence on your sensibilities. Who among us didn’t wish for the Goblin King to whisk us away on a magical quest replete with goblin sidekicks, peril lurkingShow More Summary
The Thanksgiving episode of The Dick Cavett Show in 1971 featured Jim Henson and his Muppets through the whole show. This clip has Cavett's monologue, some ads from 1971, a musical number, and an interview with Henson at nine minutes in. (YouTube link) You can watch the entire special at Laughing Squid.
In 1971, the brilliant Jim Henson and his stable of Muppets appeared on The Dick Cavett Show and essentially took over the production of a wonderfully amusing and informative Thanksgiving special. Throughout the show, Henson gave interviews, offered a look behind-the-costumes and demonstrated how the Muppets were brought to life. Jim Henson Explores the Process...
Nicolas Roeg‘s 1990 adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches is often overlooked. It’s easily one of the best family horror films ever made, while also being the final film that the great Jim Henson ever worked on before his passing. The British/American film is a frightening dark fantasy “comedy” about a young boy who stumbles […]
In 1987, Jim Henson produced and directed this pitch reel for Inner Tube (aka IN-TV), a cyberpunk, culture-jamming series that just wasn't meant to be but did inform The Jim Henson Hour's MuppeTelevision segments. From Jim Henson: The...Show More Summary
Click Now Mad Dashiell takes you back into the LABYRINTH to reveal a new origin story of the Goblin King Read the full article on AICN Hello all, Mad Dashiell here, welcome back to the LABYRINTH!Jim Henson’s classic 1986 fantasy film LABYRINTH has inspired an ongoing comic series that will be coming soon. Show More Summary
On Caturday the saber-toothed cat walks the earth once again, that is if you’re in Los Angeles. This awesome life-size robotic model, created by the Jim Henson Creature Shop, was spotted on Wilshire Boulevard back in 2012 on its way to the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum where it now stars in the Ice Age Encounters show. [via Neatorama and Laughing Squid]
Paperwork is kind of annoying, though it hasn’t ever seemed particularly sinister. But wait! In his 1967 sales film for IBM called Paperwork Explosion, Jim Henson makes paperwork feel sort of like a slightly creepy conspiracy that we...Show More Summary
Adam Savage of Tested visited the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens and took a glorious tour of The Jim Henson Exhibition. The exhibit showcased Jim Henson‘s amazing work from The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and The Dark Crystal. A post shared by Museum of the Moving Image (@movingimagenyc) on Jul...
A first look at the upcoming series from Archaia that will explore the origins of Jareth from Jim Henson's classic, Labyrinth. The post First Looks: Jim Henson’s Labyrinth #1 appeared first on Rogues Portal.
The Jim Henson Novel Box Set contains 3 hardcover books in a beautiful slipcover case. This is perfect for fans of Jim Henson who want more of his magic. You get The Dark Crystal, The Labyrinth, and The Storyteller. This reprint is exclusively available from [...]