jim henson

terrifying muppet babies reboot coming soon
Via: Variety
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

As the wave of nostalgia continues to plague our culture, yet another beloved property is getting the old reboot: Jim Henson's Muppet Babies. This ain't your father's Muppet Babies, though. Muppet Babies will feature a new, 100% computer-generated look for Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzy, and the rest. No word yet as to whether or not Nanny and her infamous green and white stripped stockings will be 100% computer generated.


Oh, also, the characters look absolutely terrifying.

via GIPHY


Muppet Babies premieres on Disney Junior in 2018, but until then, why don't you kickback and get the theme song stuck in your head?

By Unknown
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Jim Henson's original pitch reel for The Muppet Show, starring Leo from Henson's strange series of corporate training videos, The Muppet Meeting Films.

Key selling points:

"Small children will love the cute cuddly characters. Young people will love the fresh innovative comedy. College kids and intellectual eggheads will love the underlying symbolism of everything. Freaky long hair, dirty, cynical hippies will love our freaky long hair, dirty, cynical Muppets."

It's inspirational, celebrational, muppetational!

[laughingsquid.]

By Unknown
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

From The Archives: Two years ago, footage from an unfinished stop-motion short created by Jim Henson in 1965 was discovered and reconstructed by The Jim Henson Company Archives.

Alexander The Grape was missing several scenes, so storyboard stills were installed in their place.

The entire reconstruction, which provides an insightful glimpse into Henson's early children's work, was recently uploaded online, and is available for viewing above, courtesy o

By Unknown
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Google Doodle of the Day: Google and The Jim Henson Company joined forces to create a special doodle honoring what would have been Henson's 75th birthday. (Link to Google.)

The Easter Egg-filled interactive doodle allows users to "puppeteer" six original characters created specially for the occasion by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

Meanwhile, on the official Google blog, Henson's son

In Memoriam,jim henson,rip
By Unknown
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

In Memoriam of the Day: The legendary Jim Henson passed away 21 years ago today. The Summer 1990 issue of WD Eye -- Walt Disney Imagineering's employee magazine -- contained the tribute above by Disney artists Joe Lanzisero and Tim Kirk.

Below: Big Bird sings a sad song at Jim Henson's Memorial:

Comments
By Unknown
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Fun Fact of the Day: In the late 1960s, Jim Henson and cartoonist Johnny Hart teamed up to produce a pilot for a television series based on Hart's and Brant Parker now-classic comic strip The Wizard of Id.

According to the Henson Company blog, the response was positive, but by the time ABC made the decision to take the project forward, Henson had already moved on to work on little children's

Back to Top