jim henson

Fully Muppets!

Yuss… it’s here, the first full trailer for the brand new Muppets movie…

“Green With Envy”

THIS WILL BE THE COOLEST MOVIE OF 2011…

Jim Henson’s “Wizard of Id” Pilot!

This is a real gem,  Jim Henson created a TV pilot in 1969 based on Johnny Hart and Brant Parker’s Wizard of Id? Watch rare excerpts below and then read more background about the project on the awesome Henson Company blog

Air New Henson!

Meet Rico, the foul-mouthed mascot for Air New Zealand. He’s brought to life byJim Henson’s Creature Shop, and he takes the class out of first class…

Here’s a pretty funny interview with Rico on his Facebook Page! The campaign was created by the talented peeps at Curious Film, here in Auckland!

Muppets, Muppets, Muppets…

We love ‘em,… so should you!!!

More New Muppet Stuff…

This is great and we’re equally as excited about the news that “Flight of the Conchords” co-creator and director James Bobin will be directing the new Muppet Movie!!

Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller wrote the new Muppet project. Segel is described as a “Muppet freak” by those close to him, with paraphernalia from the Jim Henson show all over his pad. Plot details are being kept secret, but Bobin is expected to bring a musical sensibility to the project, which is being produced by Mandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.

THE WAY IT WAS…

This morning me and my wife watched a really cool dvd, ‘Sesame Street: 40 Years Of Sunny Days’, it was really fun watching all the classic skits we grew up on. But the best ones for me were the really simple ones with a kid and a Muppet. It’s so cool seeing how the kids interact with the puppet, just seeing the character and not the puppeteer, who is just below the camera line!

It made we wonder whether kids TV will ever be the same, where the artists were allowed to be themselves with no interference from executives and producers, who think they know better or rather want to “play it safe”. Anyways, enjoy some of the best TV ever recorded…

It’s a shame nobody has been able to step up and fill Jim Hensons’ shoes, even if they were huge!