Original Pitch Video for the Muppet Show (1975)

In 1975 the variety show was still alive and well. Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In had only been gone for two years, The Captain and Tennille would get a show in 76-77, the Donnie and Marie Show ran from 76-78 and big stars still got TV specials, with guest stars, musical numbers and comedy sketches. Perhaps…

1980 Documentary on the Muppet Show ‘Of Muppets & Men’

I was lucky enough to be born in 1970 – which put me at just the right age to enjoy the golden age of Sesame Street and the Muppet Show. This documentary was shot in 1980, a year before the show went off the air and offers an amazing glimpse of the masters at work.…

The Baby From Labyrinth is Kickstarting a New Puppet Movie

Toby Froud’s parents were the designers of the puppets that Jim Henson used in Labyrinth and the Dark Crystal. They also allowed Henson to use their baby (Toby) as the child stolen by Goblin King David Bowie. Toby is now trying to follow in his parents footsteps, with financial support from Jim Henson’s youngest daughter…

Video: Miskreant Puppets – 12 Awkward Days of Christmas (Jim Henson Company)

Via Topless Robot: “It’s a common misperception that everything the Jim Henson Company does is entirely family friendly. They’re great at being family friendly without being cloying, but the Miskreant Puppets here are just a bit more warped and dirty-minded than your average Muppet.”

Video: Miskreant Puppets – 12 Awkward Days of Christmas (Jim Henson Company)

Via Topless Robot: “It’s a common misperception that everything the Jim Henson Company does is entirely family friendly. They’re great at being family friendly without being cloying, but the Miskreant Puppets here are just a bit more warped and dirty-minded than your average Muppet.”

The days & nights of an indie film producer.

Hello Public Broadcasting Readers, I starting blogging in 2008 while I was prepping for the Cannes Film Festival. I got a lot out of it but after just a few postings I got very sick. So hello again. Nearly three years later I am back. Still creating content, telling stories, and getting them made. Here…