May 25, 2008

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson

Last week marked the anniversary of Jim's passing When Henson died on May 16, 1990, his sudden death resulted in an outpouring of public and professional affection. There have since been numerous tributes and dedications in his memory. Henson’s companies, which are now run by his children, continue to produce films and television shows.

Here's a nice Henson biography wrapped into some of the very best clips from the Muppet Show, Sesame Street, and the Muppet movies. Worth watching.

All five parts of the television special:

Frank Oz talks about his friend at Jim Henson's Memorial:

See a nice summary of his legacy here, listen to Steve Swanson's tribute here, and see a comprehensive on-going tribute to the man and his imagination here.

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