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Jim Henson Used To Make Hilariously Violent Coffee Commercials

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Before the Muppets, Jim Henson made a series of funny but disturbing commercials for Wilkins Coffee starring a pair of puppets. When one puppet refused to drink the coffee, the other puppet would shoot him, brand him, drown him, and punish him in all manner of other violent ways. Read more...

'The Muppet Christmas Carol' 411: Where to find the puppet adaptation

The classic Charles Dickens tale "A Christmas Carol" is a holiday staple, and the 1992 adaptation starring The Muppets just made the story that much better. The spunky Jim Henson puppets put their own stamp on the holiday story, complete...Show More Summary

10 Ad Mascots You Probably Didn't Know Were Related to Kermit the Frog

Jim Henson creations have a storied history in advertising, going back to the 1950s, when a violent proto-Kermit pitched Wilkins Coffee with 10-second TV spots. Tappy, the latest creation from Jim Henson's Creature Studio, is similarly off-kilter in his role as a living credit-card reader at a checkout counter. Show More Summary

The Goblin King Returns

last monthOdd : Snopes

Rumor says the Jim Henson Company is producing a sequel to 1986's Labyrinth.

Watch This: Jim Henson turned puppets into monsters with The Dark Crystal

Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: Our ongoing Sesame Street Week has us thinking about movies starring puppets. The Dark Crystal (1982) For a movie helmed by Jim...Show More Summary

10 Leadership Lessons from the Master of the Muppets

Jim Henson was more than a puppeteer. He built a company culture of fun and innovation.

Kermit the Frog's TED Talk: The Secret to Jim Henson's Success

The beloved Muppet shares what his creator taught him about creativity, collaboration, and success.

SF Bay Area: Henson Alternative's PUPPET UP! Uncensored

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

This November I'll be seeing Henson Alternative's PUPPET UP! Uncensored at the SFSketchfest. This is a fantastic, improvised puppet show from "the grown-ups wing of the Jim Henson Company." SF Sketchfest and Westbeth Entertainment present Henson Alternative’s Puppet Up! Read the rest

Fraggle Rock, Labyrinth And Musical Monsters: Archaia Honors Jim Henson’s Legacy - Dance your Con cares away!

2 months agoOdd : Geekosystem

As a Henson nerd, one of the highlights of New York City Comic Con for me was attending the "Jim Henson Company: Upcoming Comics With Archaia" panel. Unfortunately, it also gave me some pretty unrealistic career goals. How exactly does one become a Henson historian? Just asking for a friend.

The Jim Henson Co. Has a Lot of Plans Coming Up, and Yes They Involve ‘Labyrinth’

By announcing Billy Crystal‘s involvement with Which Witch, a new animated film that has him taking on starring, writing and producing duties, the Jim Henson Co. quietly slipped in just a few other, minor items. The studio, which isShow More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Today’s mandatory viewing: Jim Henson and the Muppets on Dick Cavett in 1971

Jim Henson and his much-loved creations are best known for a TV empire that included The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and Sesame Street. But it took Henson years of smaller TV appearances to build up the Muppets’ profile to a level where TV networks would take a chance on an all-Muppet production. Show More Summary

That ‘Labyrinth’ Sequel? Maybe Don’t Hold Your Breath

3 months agoOdd : Nerd Bastards

Late last week Variety posted some details about Billy Crystal‘s new project Which Witch with a tiny blurb towards the end that said the Jim Henson Company was also working on a Labyrinth sequel. The Internet blew up as the Internet tends to do with these type of stories. Hell, we were pretty damn excited […]

Turns Out There’s No Labyrinth Sequel In the Works After All - BALLS.

3 months agoOdd : Geekosystem

Yesterday we shared with you a little tidbit buried in a Variety article—that The Jim Henson Company is working on a sequel to Labyrinth, the movie that slingshotted so many geeks of a certain cough age straight into puberty. Alas, we are here to tell you that Variety punked us all—the Labyrinth sequel is not actually happening. Your mileage may vary.

Now Sources Say A Labyrinth Sequel Is NOT In The Works

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Yesterday, a one-sentence aside in a Variety article sent rumors flying that The Jim Henson Company is working on a sequel to 1986's Labyrinth. Now, because life is cruel, it's looking like that may not be the case. Read more...

'Labyrinth' Sequel a Possibility at the Jim Henson Company?

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

While the Jim Henson Company is expanding their feature slate, the possibility of a 'Labyrinth' is not quite clear. [...]

Cool Your Jets! That Labyrinth Sequel Might Not Be Happening

3 months agoEntertainment : BuzzSugar

The Internet has been abuzz today at the news that a sequel to the 1986 cult classic, Labyrinth, is in the works. Variety let the tidbit slip in an article about Billy Crystal joining another Jim Henson movie, Which Witch, but apparently it's not true. Show More Summary

The Jim Henson Company is Working on a Labyrinth Sequel

3 months agoOdd : The Daily What

There's no information besides that it exists but that's still exciting!

‘Labyrinth’ Sequel In The Works, But Is Bowie On Board?

Labyrinth, the magical 1986 cult movie starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, reportedly has a sequel on the way. According to io9.com, the Jim Henson Company is working on the second Labyrinth movie way under the radar while other films take predominance. Show More Summary

Billy Crystal Takes on 'Which Witch' for the Jim Henson Company

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Billy Crystal will write, produce and star in the animated 'Which Witch', following a wizard who hatches a contest to find his witch bride. [...]

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