Monday, April 27, 2009

The World of Jim Henson (1994)

Toddsfins has posted this documentary on Jim Henson (in nine parts). When I was a wee girl, Jim Henson's career was my inspiration. If he could make a living being a puppeteer, I knew anything was possible. And maybe childhood and adulthood could intersect in interesting, funny ways...

Part 1

The NW Film Center has scheduled an entire month's worth of screenings from Jim Henson's legacy (bless them), starting May 2nd. Check out the schedule. There's lots of historic footage and some lectures by former co-worker and puppeteer Dave Goelz (The Great Gonzo and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew!). And of course "The Muppet Movie" and "Great Muppet Caper," the mondo-bizarro "Dark Crystal" and everyone's favorite Henson cult film, "Labyrinth."

"Labyrinth" 1986 - David Bowie IS the Goblin King. Accept no substitutions.

"The Dark Crystal" 1982 - Henson firing on all his crazy-creative guns here.

Beaker sings Feelings on The Muppet Show, mid-70s madness. Animal was always my drumming inspiration.

The beloved Harry Belafonte appearance, performing Turn the World Around.


michelle robinson said...

We have been watching all these again, Sophie loves them

Tuckers said...

I remember being under the influence of Basic the computer language while watching these -- but opposite.

David Bowie will always be my Goblin King!