A few days after Jim Henson died, I was vacationing in Boston with my mom, looking at universities. We were in the hotel watching TV one night, and I found myself flipping channels to every news station as each showed Jim Henson's funeral. Images of a cathedral full of butterfly puppets, Big...
My thoughts so far:
Not a big fan of the videogame character aesthetic in a TV show. Also, the movement is not as compelling as good animation, good puppetry, or bad enough to be funny like South Park or Team America. Then again, there have never been any real-time CGI star characters yet...
I went to both Puppet Up! shows last night at the Hollywood Improv. Combining a "Whose Line Is It Anyway" style with Muppet-style puppets (there were no familiar characters, which I think is a good choice), in a live adult comedy venue, Puppet Up! is an excellent experiment for the Henson...
I don't know if you guys know about this yet, but I was just at two Hot Topic stores in LA, and found 3 different, roughly 2 inch Doozer figurines for sale.
Architect, Cotterpin, and Worker. Sweet!
Also, I saw 2 of the Sababa Fraggle plushes there (Gobo & Red)!
Check them out!
"You are the only one like you..."
The world lost a rare person the other day. One of my favorite songs of his went something like this:
You are the only one like you, like you my friend
You're special to me.
It was sung with sincerity... not the plastic, smiley face way of Barney or...
From what I understand it's the stuff in storage in New York
that's been affected. One of the reasons there's no Henson Puppetry Festival this year is that the Henson Foundation had no office, as EMTV closed it to save money. So I wouldn't put it past them to do irrational things like the...
Inside sources have provided me with bad rumors about the state of the Muppets...
Rumor has it that the Saban deal has fallen through, which on the surface sounds like good news. However, EMTV has allegedly decided to stop paying for storage of the Henson archives, and thus trash it. A few...
I just got back from Comic Con in San Diego (whoosh! 100,000
or so folks in an orgy of popular culture).
I'm pleased to say that the Muppets received a lot of positive response. Pallisades had a booth set up showing not only the current lline of toys but Series two and three...
Eric first started with CTW around 1994, as a left hand for
Cookie Monster and then over the years he kept hanging around, making himself available for other things there as needed.
From what I understand, he worked and practiced his butt off and made his way up in Sesame Street...
Puppetry Classes in LA
Michael Earl teaches an intensive video puppetry (Muppet-style) class down in LA.
It may be the only one of its kind -- he trains you like a dance instructor would, breaking everything down and starting off with drills and then getting more advanced.
He was Drew...
Bert Is Evil
Have to disagree with you guys about the Bert Is Evil stuff.
I find it hilarious and of course I love Sesame Street and all the Muppets.
Humor is always relative though. I like Bert is Evil because it pokes fun at the "innocence" we assume Sesame Street has,
in a less crude...
Canobie Lake Park
Hey, I have been to Canobie Lake Park twice in my life...
the last time was in the late 80's. I remember before that
when they had little punchcards you needed to give for each ride.
Have fun on your new job!