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Trailer For Toby Froud's Short Puppet Film- Lessons Learned

2 days agoOdd : Neatorama

If you love the darker works of Jim Henson, such as Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal, then you’re probably going to be just as excited as I am to see the new short puppet film Lessons Learned. It was created by Toby Froud, AKA the baby from Labyrinth and son of Brian and Wendy, and Heather B. Show More Summary

J.M. Lee Wins ‘The Dark Crystal’ Author Quest Contest

4 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

J.M. Lee has won the Dark Crystal Author Quest contest. Last summer, Penguin Young Readers Group formed a partnership with the Jim Henson Company to publish a young adult series inspired by the classic film, The Dark Crystal. The two companies launched a contest to find a writer to pen the first installment of this project. Show More Summary

Jennifer Connelly’s Audition Tape for Labyrinth Is Magical - But where is Jareth's pants bulge?

2 weeks agoOdd : Geekosystem

Here's an exceedingly lovely Jennifer Connelly auditioning for the role of Sarah in Labyrinth in front of Jim Henson himself.

‘The StoryTeller’, Jim Henson’s Series Featuring Traditional European Folk Tales Acted Out By Puppets and Humans

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The StoryTeller, a collaboration between Jim Henson and British station TVS, was a wonderful series that featured traditional European folk tales acted out by puppets from the Jim Henson Creature Shop alongside human actors. The series featured a number of different actors throughout the episodes, but only had two regular characters; John Hurt as the [...]

Watch Jennifer Connelly's 'Labyrinth' Audition, Including A Conversation With Jim Henson

Jim Henson's bizarro fantasy film "Labyrinth" came out when Jennifer Connelly was 16. The actress' audition, likely from early 1985, has been on YouTube for a few years, but Vanity Fair dug it up over the weekend to remind us of a young...Show More Summary

26 Magical Facts You Probably Never Knew About Labyrinth

2 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

Although the film Labyrinth was considered a flop when it made the rounds in 1986, a huge number of the internet generation were enchanted when they saw the Jim Henson movie as children. In the 28 years since, the movie has become a cult favorite. Show More Summary

Center For Puppetry Arts Files Plans For 2015 Expansion

New additions to include world's largest collection of Jim Henson's The Muppets.

Roger Langridge Adapting Unproduced Jim Henson Screenplay

Roger Langridge, who earned acclaim for his run on "The Muppets," returns to Jim Henson's world with "The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow."

Book Excerpt: Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career by Elizabeth Hyde Stevens

This is a book excerpt from Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career by Elizabeth Hyde Stevens, now available in stores and online. Tales of Jim Henson’s workaholism have a John-Henry quality to them. Dave...Show More Summary

Who Is That ‘Star Wars 7? Alien Creature in JJ Abrams’ UNICEF Video?

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Yesterday morning we ran a piece on how Jim Henson’s Creature Shop is not involved in Star Wars: Episode VII. Rumors of possible Henson involvement began when JJ Abrams posted a video from the Abu Dhabi set featuring an awesome-looking practical, puppeteered alien creature. Show More Summary

‘Star Wars: Episode 7: Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Not Involved; Early Filming Details

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

Despite speculation following this week's set reveal, 'Star Wars: Episode 7' will not feature any puppets from the Jim Henson Creature Shop. The post ‘Star Wars: Episode 7: Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Not Involved; Early Filming Details appeared first on Screen Rant.

‘Labyrinth’ premiere react: A little Bowie could do the CW miniseries some good

Many great labyrinths exist in pop culture. There’s Jim Henson’s 1986 gem Labyrinth and Guillermo del Toro’s mystical and delightfully creepy Pan’s Labyrinth. And

Jim Henson's Creature Shop Is Not Working On Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars fans possibly looked at the puppet creature trudging along behind director J.J. Abrams on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII in the photo above and got their hopes up that the legendary Jim Henson’s Creature Shop finally was collaborating with the sci-fi universe on a story set in a galaxy far, far away. Show More Summary

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Not Involved With ‘Star Wars 7?

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Yesterday morning when JJ Abrams posted a video from the Abu Dhabi set of Star Wars: Episode VII, everyone got excited about the appearance of an alien creature which walks by the filmmaker as he makes his charity pitch. Of course, Star...Show More Summary

Checking in on The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and Other Jim Henson Company Franchises

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge wrapped up its first season on Syfy earlier this week, and it has proven to be one of 2014’s most delightful surprises. The eight-episode reality competition premiered in late March to over 1.1 million viewers, making it the network’s highest-rated unscripted premiere since 2013. Each week,... More »

TV Legends Revealed: Did Mississippi Really Once Ban "Sesame Street?"

Sweepin' the clouds away, this week we learn if the birthplace of Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog, once banned the beloved children's show from public television.

The Quest TV Competition Turns Fantasy Into Reality Television

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Genre reality TV shows are difficult. Sometimes they can be amazing (Face Off, Jim Henson's Creature Shop), and sometimes they can be not so great (Scream Queens). So we're pretty curious to see what happens with The Quest, the fantasy-inspired competition produced by the folks behind The Amazing Race and The Lord of the Rings. Read more...

[Books] “Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal” Novelizations Out In June!

Archaia and The Jim Henson Company are re-releasing hardcover novelizations of his most beloved work. April saw the release of the “Jim Henson’s Labyrinth” novelization and June will see “Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal”. The adaptation was written by A.C.H. Smith and overseen by Jim Henson. The books also feature awesome concept and design work […]

The 4 Best and 4 Less-Best Aspects of SyFy's Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge

If I'm known for anything 'round these here Topless Robot parts, it's my particular brand of disdain for a lot of SyFy's reality programming. It's a natural fit, really - SyFy's Face Off, a terr...

The Dark Crystal Novelization Is Coming!

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal has become an enduring classic – the film that established that Henson could do much more than just Muppets. Between an epic quest fantasy story, Brian Froud’s exquisite designs and Henson’s impressive ability to put everything together in a world that felt incredibly real, The Dark Crystal has become a […]

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