Jim Hensons Fantastic World

Posted by on Oct 13, 2011 in Blog, Featured | 1 comment

Jim Henson’s Fantastic World celebrates the internationally known creative genius Jim Henson, whose work encompassed film, television, and puppetry. The exhibition features over 120 artifacts, including
drawings, storyboards, and props, all of which illustrate Henson’s boundless creativity and innumerable accomplishments.
Fifteen iconic puppets, including Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, and Bert and Ernie, are on view, along with photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work and excerpts from his early projects and experimental films. The exhibition spans Henson’s entire career, with drawings, cartoons, and posters produced during his college years in the late 1950s and objects related to the inspired imaginary world of his popular 1982 fantasy film, The Dark Crystal. The exhibition features artifacts from Henson’s best-known projects, The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie and its sequels, Fraggle Rock, and Sesame Street, in addition to materials from Sam and Friends, an early show he created in the 1950s, and his pioneering television commercial work in the 1960s.
Every weekend, Moving Image will present public programs related to the exhibition for audiences of all ages, including screenings, hands-on workshops, and exclusive special events with personal appearances by Henson’s close collaborators and family members.

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  1. Have you seen the movie Love Actually? The scene where everybody stands up and starts playing “All you need is Love” is based on what happened at Jim Henson’s funeral. During his memorial one by one all of the puppeteers in the church stood up and sang Rainbow Connection together. Beautiful.

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