Today is Jim Henson's 75th birthday. And in my mind, there ought to be parades to honor this man's legacy. Because, as a filmmaker and innovator, he did it all. Whether you're a kid or an adult, he touched us all. So celebrations are in order.
Jim Henson's incredible life's work and influence can be seen just about everywhere. I mean, for starters, the Muppets have a sure-to-be-INCREDIBLE movie coming out soon. (Seriously. See that movie.) But he's a landmark. He created probably the single most recognizable form of puppetry we have today. He helped create Sesame Street, the gold standard in children's television. He worked with George Lucas to create Yoda, and with David fucking Bowie in Labyrinth. The man was a giant.