In delightful news, Toby Froud, the man who as an infant played Sarah's half-brother in Jim Henson's 1986 movie Labyrinth, is now a puppeteer and director. Froud, the son of Dark Crystal and Labyrinth designers Brian and Wendy Froud, recently premiered his live-action puppet short Lessons Learned.
“Lessons Learned” is a short live-action puppet film directed by puppeteer Toby Froud, son of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth designers Brian and Wendy Froud, who also played the kidnapped child Toby in Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. The short, which is executive produced by IBEX Puppetry creative director Heather Henson, follows the story of a young [...]
BOOM! Studios is making an impact at Comic-Con 2014 with panels on topics as diverse as Gender In Comics, Editing Comics The BOOM! Way, Big Trouble in Little China: Shaking the Pillars of the Comics Industry and The Jim Henson Company: Upcoming Comics with Archaia. Among the many BOOM! creatives signing autographes will be (in […]
In keeping with the author entrepreneur focus of the blog recently, today I’m discussing making art and making money with Elizabeth Hyde Stevens, who wrote a book about Jim Henson’s career, which was both creatively and financially rewarding. In the intro, I talk about my awesome Thrillerfest experience, Kindle Unlimited, the new Kindle pricing tool […]
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 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
Here's an exceedingly lovely Jennifer Connelly auditioning for the role of Sarah in Labyrinth in front of Jim Henson himself.
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 [...]
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
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
New additions to include world's largest collection of Jim Henson's The Muppets.
Roger Langridge, who earned acclaim for his run on "The Muppets," returns to Jim Henson's world with "The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow."
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 »
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.