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Remembering Franz "Faz" Fazakas (1918-2013)

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We just received word that Franz "Faz" Fazakas has passed away at the age of 95. He was a special effects designer and puppeteer who contributed to many Muppet productions by creating hundreds of puppetry special effects.

From helping the Muppets ride bicycles, to rowing a boat for Emmet and Ma Otter, to controlling the massive Gorgs and miniscule Doozers, the pioneering work of Faz Fazakas will live on for generations. Share your memories.






 

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Such a smart man who was able to help take Jim's magic and bring it to life. I wish that I could have done half of what he has done in his life. RIP FAZ!
 

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When you stop and think about it every shot that has a Muppet in it is some way is a special effect. Faz and the whole company brought so much of the technical aspects to life. His work was simply amazing, and will live on.....
 

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I'm speechless! i had no idea he did special effects with the Doozers with the radio control devices and cables that makes them move. R.I.P Faz! We will miss you!
 
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