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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 days 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 days 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

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

Jim Henson's Son Explains Why Kermit The Frog Actor Was Fired

"[Brian] Henson said he had to have numerous talks with [Steve] Whitmire over the years about his unprofessional conduct, which included 'appalling' communications with colleagues.... Henson declined to go into specifics about Whitmire's exact demands, but did say, 'Steve would use 'I am now Kermit and if you want the Muppets, you better make […]

Jim Henson’s Son Fires Back: I Should’ve Fired Kermit Puppeteer A Long Time Ago!

News of Steve Whitmire‘s firing keeps on coming, as now the son of legendary Kermit the Frog puppeteer, Jim Henson, has spoken out. As can reveal, Brian Henson fired back at the backlash over the unexpected dismissal of Whitmire saying that the voice master made “outrageous demands” and often played “brinkmanship” while in the Read More

Newswire: Brian Henson says he wishes he’d fired Kermit performer 13 years ago

The controversy around Kermit The Frog actor Steve Whitmire’s firing continues to be brought to you by the letter “O” and the syllables “-h shit, it’s getting nasty,” with Jim Henson Company chairman Brian Henson getting even more specific today about accusations of unprofessional behavior against Whitmire during his tenure as the beloved amphibian. Show More Summary

Cheryl Henson Defends Decision to Fire Kermit Puppeteer Steve Whitmire

Cheryl Henson, a Jim Henson Co. board member and daughter of the Muppets creator, is weighing in on the recent controversy surrounding the beloved children’s characters. After Disney fired Steve Whitmire, the long-time voice and string-puller of Kermit the Frog, there’s been plenty of finger pointing about what went wrong. ... More »

Cheryl Henson Says Fired Kermit The Frog Actor Steve Whitmire Was “Self-Serving”

Cheryl Henson, Jim Henson Co. board member and daughter of the late Muppet creator, wrote a Facebook post in regards to the firing of former Kermit the Frog actor Steve Whitmire, claiming that his version of the story is “ridiculously...Show More Summary

Ex-Kermit Puppeteer Steve Whitmire Made Him a 'Bitter, Depressed' Frog ... Says Cheryl Henson

Kermit the Frog always said it wasn't easy being green, but it's the blues that got his longtime puppeteer, Steve Whitmire, fired... according to Jim Henson's daughter. Cheryl Henson ripped Whitmire's on-the-job performance, saying he was…

Henson's Daughter to Kermit Actor: 'Stop With the Pity Party'

Disney isn't saying much about the firing of Steve Whitmire, other than it followed "unacceptable business conduct" and was carried out with the "full support" of the family of Jim Henson, whom Whitmire replaced as the voice of Kermit the Frog. But Henson's daughter is being far less vague. In...

Voice Of Kermit The Frog Fired For 'Unacceptable Business Conduct'; He Calls Dismissal 'A Betrayal'

Steve Whitmire, 58, had been voicing the Muppets' flagship character for the 27 years since Jim Henson died. He says, "The only thing I've done my whole adult life, and it's just been taken away from me. I just couldn't understand why we couldn't resolve this." The head of the Muppets Studio, on the other […]

Road to San Diego Day 9: BOOM! Stoudios Announces Jim Henson’s Laybrinth 2017 Special!

BOOM! Studios, in partnership with The Jim Henson Company, has announced the Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special, on sale in November. The Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special is a collection of short stories from the world of Jim Henson’s...Show More Summary

Fired Kermit the Frog Actor Says He was ‘Outspoken,’ Disney Blames ‘Unacceptable Business Conduct’

Steve Whitmire has played Kermit the Frog for 27 years, taking over from beloved puppeteer and creator Jim Henson after his death in 1990. But after nearly three decades of playing the beloved Muppet, Whitmire was suddenly dismissed by Disney, and the job of being green would go to pupeteer Matt Vogel. Show More Summary

Disney says it fired Kermit the Frog actor over 'unacceptable business conduct'

Steve Whitmire, who had voiced Kermit the Frog for 27 years before being unceremoniously fired by Disney, says he was let go because he spoke up about changes being made to the character he felt were against what creator Jim Henson would've wanted. Show More Summary

Things We Saw Today: Longtime Kermit Puppeteer and Jim Henson Successor, Steve Whitmire, Mysteriously Fired

last weekHumor / odd : Geekosystem

This week, it was announced that Steve Whitmire, successor to Jim Henson in acting as puppeteer for Kermit the Frog, will no longer be performing the role, and will be replaced by Matt Vogel. The reasons why are still unclear.

Steve Whitmire, The Former Voice Of Kermit The Frog, Wrote A Very Sad Letter About Being Fired By Disney

Steve Whitmire has been involved with the Muppets for 38 years, and he has been the voice of Kermit the Frog for 27 of them — since Muppet master Jim Henson died and bestowed the honor upon him in 1990. News came out a few days ago that Whitmire would ... More »

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