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