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Jim Henson

  1. Fraggle Rock, Labyrinth And Musical Monsters: Archaia Honors Jim Henson’s Legacy

    Dance your Con cares away!

    As a Henson nerd, one of the highlights of New York City Comic Con for me was attending the "Jim Henson Company: Upcoming Comics With Archaia" panel. Unfortunately, it also gave me some pretty unrealistic career goals. How exactly does one become a Henson historian? Just asking for a friend.

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  2. Gerard Parkes, Fraggle Rock‘s Doc, Has Passed Away

    "Dance your cares away / Worry's for another day."

    It's a sad story for Fraggle fans today, as Gerard Parkes - better known as Doc - has passed away.

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  3. Pull It Together: Leaving Megalopolis, The Wicked + The Divine, and… Gwen Stacy as Spider-Woman?!

    We've got issues. Lots of issues.

    Welcome to Pull It Together, where the goal is to narrow the massive field of comic book titles to the ones you shouldn’t overlook. It isn’t about what’s on my pull list, it’s about what could be on yours!

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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