Thursday, December 12, 2019

WHAT WOULD BIG BIRD SAY ABOUT HENSON-CHICK-FIL-A FEUD?

July 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

One day after the Jim Henson Co. announced that it was severing its relationship with Chick-fil-A because of the company’s stance on homosexuality in general and gay marriage in particular, the fast-food chain said that it had ordered what it called a “voluntary recall” of all Jim Henson Creature Shop Puppet Kids Meal toys. The […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE MUPPETS

November 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

If George Lucas had been assigned the task of staging the motion-picture comeback of the Muppets, he might have done to them what he did to Yoda, his Star Wars character originally created in Jim Henson’s Creature Shop: convert them into digital likenesses. After all, Henson’s puppets looked positively crude compared with the realistic creations […]

OSCAR THE GROUCH TO HOST THE OSCARS?

November 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a radio interview more than 35 years ago, the late Jim Henson and Frank Oz discussed the possibility of doing a Muppets sketch in which Oscar the Grouch would host — what else? The Oscars. Now, a number of websites are suggesting that something just like that could come to pass. With the departure […]