Happy Birthday, Jim Henson!

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"Dear Jim, this is awkward — I doubt that you can hear me. But I'm willing to risk embarrassment, and that's partly your fault." … [Read more...]

Neil Gaiman’s Girls, Part Two – MirrorMask (2005)

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2012 Update: I doubt that you'll find anybody to argue that the world lost one of its great imaginations when Jim Henson died. Since he departed, The Jim Henson Company has continued to do admirable work, but its feature films have been hit-and-miss affairs.Unfortunately, MirrorMask, the company's most wildly imaginative post-Henson release, remains fairly obscure. I didn't discover it until long after it had left theaters, and that's a shame, because it is a big-screen spectacle par … [Read more...]

In Memory of Jim Henson.

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What I See When I Walk Into My Study

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My writing room at home is very small. And cluttered.But I don't look at the mess when I walk in the door. I look at the poster that is staring back at me on the vaulted ceiling, staring me right in the face.This man changed my life. With a sock puppet. And a big imagination. Some of my most vivid childhood memories are all about Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and The Muppet Movie. Pure imagination, inspired hilarity, and boundless invention. When I'm asked who my heroes are, Jim … [Read more...]

Fizzgig returns!

Award-winning animation director Genndy Tartakovsky, the man who made Samurai Jack and those impressive Clone Wars cartoons, has just made my day.He's directing the sequel to the greatest puppet-animation film ever made......and here's the scoop!The script for The Dark Crystal needed a lot of help, and the narration ranks among the most annoying of all time: "And so Jen set off on his journey... the journey... of... Jen."But the visuals in this film were so enthralling, it meant … [Read more...]

A Sequel to "The Dark Crystal"??

Apparently so!!I would rejoice over this...I would dance with glee......if only they would tell me that the Henson studio wants to accomplish this in the same way that they accomplished the original... without digital animation. … [Read more...]


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