Friday, August 01, 2008

Jim Henson's "The Cube" now on iTunes!

Continuing the cube motif is news about the release of Jim Henson's The Cube.

Certainly everyone knows about Jim Henson's puppetry work. But before Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, Jim was pursuing experimental film-making. The Jim Henson Company is starting to make its vast library available on iTunes for purchase, which is truly wonderful. In college, my friend Steve and I were big fans of his work The Cube, which could only be seen at the Museum of TV & Radio (now the Paley Center). Apparently, it originally aired on NBC (!) as part of its experimental programming on Sundays. (Wow, wouldn't it be nice to have that now?) Jerry Juhl wrote the surreal, existentialist script and it features Jerry Nelson (aka Floyd Pepper, The Count, Herry Monster), playing a monk.

"You'll never get out of the cuuubbbe!"

Buy it here.

via Muppet News Flash

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Monday, September 24, 2007

More Puppet Up! Live Shows in Los Angeles

As I've blogged about before, Puppet Up! is a live improv show with puppets, produced by the Jim Henson Company. Go see it!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Jim Henson and the gang, circa 1965


There has been some amazing old footage of Jim Henson and the Muppets (pre-Sesame Street, pre-Muppet Show) showing up on YouTube lately. This example demonstrates the back-breaking work it took to produce a Muppet commercial for Wilson's Meats.

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Heads Up! Puppet Up! in Anaheim, March 4th


Hey L.A. Puppetry fans!

Just heard from Sean Johnson (aka Frosty) that Brian Henson and his live video puppetry troupe Puppet Up! are performing one nightly only, Sunday March 4th at the Grove in Anaheim, CA @ 8 PM.

Tickets are $33 each (plus exorbitant Ticketmaster fees > $10).

I've seen these folks at The Improv last year (and attended two of Victor Yerrid's and Patrick Bristow's puppet improv classes). They're awesome.

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Edward Gorey's THE DOUBTFUL GUEST to be made into a Jim Henson Company Film


From AWN.com:
Debuting in 1957, THE DOUBTFUL GUEST is the story of an inexplicable creature that shows up unannounced and unwelcome at a family-owned bed & breakfast. Brad Peyton (EVELYN: THE CUTEST EVIL DEAD GIRL) is attached to direct and Matthew Huffman will write the screenplay.
This could be cool, but once again, adapting a teeny tiny children's book into a full-length motion picture is frought with peril.

Anyone heard of this director or writer?

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