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Jim Henson

  1. The Baby From Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Is All Grown Up And Directed A Live-Action Puppet Movie

    No, you're crying to a David Bowie song!

    In delightful news, Toby Froud, the man who as an infant played Sarah's half-brother in Jim Henson's 1986 movie Labyrinth, is now a puppeteer and director. Froud, the son of Dark Crystal and Labyrinth designers Brian and Wendy Froud, recently premiered his live-action puppet short Lessons Learned.

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  2. Jennifer Connelly’s Audition Tape for Labyrinth Is Magical

    But where is Jareth's pants bulge?

    Here's an exceedingly lovely Jennifer Connelly auditioning for the role of Sarah in Labyrinth in front of Jim Henson himself.

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  3. Jim Henson’s Doozers Teaches Kids to Solve Problems With Engineering

    Work your cares away.

    Doozers is a new original show from the Jim Henson Company and Hulu. It brings the industrious background characters from Fraggle Rock to the forefront in a computer animated kids show that puts the focus on creativity and engineering.

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  4. Here’s The Opening Number From Muppets Most Wanted

    And you thought nothing heartwarming would happen today.

    Composer Brett McKenzie and the whole Henson family, thank you for helping make the long wait until Muppets Most Wanted comes out on the 21st a little more bearable. "We're Doing A Sequel" has all the self awareness, eye bugging, and old school Hollywood pizzazz we need to make it through one more Muppetless month.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: The Desolation of Swag

    Things We Saw Today

    Spotted by Tumblr user horrorshowmania. I'm pretty sure this would just be Thranduil grooming his eyebrows for three hours. (Tor.com)

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  6. Director’s Cut of The Dark Crystal Released on YouTube, Much Creepier Than Original

    It's like our nightmares just got a director's cut.

    We know that Jim Henson wanted The Dark Crystal to be a lot different than the theatrical release, but to see just how different, fan Christopher Orgeron restored one of Henson's first versions. The edit lacks voice overs, inner monologues, or most of the English spoken by the Skeksis. You can watch the whole thing right now.

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  7. Things We Saw Today: Miss Piggy Wearing the Actual Hope Diamond

    Things We Saw Today

    Today is Jim Henson's birthday, and in honor of that date, nearly two dozen of his puppets will now join the original Kermit the Frog in the Smithsonian's collection. So yes. This is Miss Piggy wearing the actual Hope Diamond. Piggy herself will go on permanent display, presumably along with Kermit, and presumably with the diamond back at the National History Museum. (Smithsonian)

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  8. The Jim Henson Company Wants You to Write a New Dark Crystal Novel

    The Dark Crystal scared the hell out of me when I was a kid, but that's not going to stop me from submitting to this.

    Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal is one of the most terrifying and yet fondly remembered films from the '80s. It created an entire world from Henson's imagination, but that world has gone largely untouched for more than twenty years. The Jim Henson Company wants to change that. The JHC wants to start creating novels set in the Dark Crystal world, and you can compete to write one.

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  9. Muppets Matriarch Jane Nebel Henson Has Passed Away

    it's time to play the music

    It's a sad day for Muppet fans (that's all of you, right? At least casually? Tell me it's all of you): Jane Nebel Henson, former wife of the late Jim Henson, passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer. Jane was much, much more than Jim's wife, though. She was his creative partner, collaborating with him from the very beginning of his career. Writes Tough Pigs, "While Jim was quietly revolutionizing TV puppetry and advertising [with Sam and Friends and his famous Wilkins Coffee ads], Jane was right there beside him. She was history’s second-ever Muppeteer." Excuse me, I just have something in my eye...

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  10. Let The Jim Henson Creature Shop Teach You How To Make Puppets [VIDEO]

    Ask a Muppet

    The talented Holly Conrad and Jessica Merizan have their own show on The Nerdist channel where they usually teach cosplay tips or other DIY projects. This time around they had the opportunity to learn how to make puppets from Julie Zobel of the Jim Henson Creature Shop. No fair!! But really, it's pretty awesome and I'm super jealous and they're hilarious. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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