Last week, two Muppet fan communities jointly reported a shocking turn of events: After decades of playing some of the franchise’s most recognizable characters, including Kermit the Frog, veteran puppeteer Steve Whitmire had been fired. Muppets Studio later confirmed the news, simply telling Gizmodo and other outlets…
Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal is a classic to many—and with Netflix’s recent announcement that they’re bringing the world of Thra back to life, it’s interesting to look back at the groundbreaking work that went into the 1982 movie. A new book promises to do just that, and we’ve got an exclusive look inside.
The last time we heard anything about a prequel to Jim Henson’s fantasy classic The Dark Crystal, it was in book form, not in Netflix original series form. But that has changed today, with the announcement of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. It’ll run 10 episodes and yes, there will be puppets.
For her next, almost certainly R-rated comedy, Melissa McCarthy will team with some puppets.
Near the end of Muppet Guys Talking, puppeteer Dave Goelz is asked a question about where he’s found the nobility in his life’s work. “[In] folly,” he answers. “Human folly. Celebrating the degree to which we’re all lost.” That’s just one instance of how this documentary about the world’s favorite puppets gets…
Jim Henson’s much-loved 1982 fantasy film, The Dark Crystal, recently made headlines when an official sequel was announced, in comic book form. But the official prequel novels are already here. The first one, J.M. Lee’s Shadows of the Dark Crystal, came out last summer; the next in the series isn’t out until July, but…
We’re finally getting a sequel to the beloved 1982 Jim Henson and Frank Oz film The Dark Crystal, but it won’t be a movie. Instead, The Power of the Dark Crystal will be hitting shelves as a 12-issue comic series, based on the unused feature script and drawn by artists with an eye toward the legendary Brian Froud.
The Labyrinth sequel may never materialize, and a reboot’s future is uncertain after the untimely death of the orb-juggling Jareth (all hail the Goblin King). But as you pick out the right crotch-gripping pants to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary this summer, the Jim Henson Company is releasing a board game to…
When the world first met Jamie Foxx, he was doing weird, out there comedy. He’s since evolved into an Oscar-winning actor—but an upcoming role will bring him back to that space. He’s in early talks to star in The Happytime Murders, an R-rated puppet comedy produced by the Jim Henson Company.
Mere days after the sad passing of the film’s star, David Bowie, Hollywood is set to reboot one of his most famous films: Labyrinth. Sony Pictures and the Jim Henson Company will produce the reboot, with Nicole Perlman, co-writer of Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel, writing.
Jessica Jones comes to Netflix, Man in the High Castle streams on Amazon, and Marceline the Vampire Queens gets her own four-part miniseries on Adventure Time! A deadly Grant Morrison character swoops in on Gotham, a Jim Henson project is thawed in time for Thanksgiving, and Clara’s future is revealed on Doctor Who!…
Before the Muppets, Jim Henson made a series of funny but disturbing commercials for Wilkins Coffee starring a pair of puppets. When one puppet refused to drink the coffee, the other puppet would shoot him, brand him, drown him, and punish him in all manner of other violent ways.
Yesterday, a one-sentence aside in a Variety article sent rumors flying that The Jim Henson Company is working on a sequel to 1986's Labyrinth. Now, because life is cruel, it's looking like that may not be the case.
I'm finding it hard to do much else on this afternoon after learning earlier today that one of the greatest films of my childhood will, after 28 years, finally be getting a sequel. I'm talking, of course, about the 1986 movie Labyrinth.
Tucked away in a Variety article about Billy Crystal joining the Henson Company's production of Which Witch? — which, you know, whatever — comes the much more interesting news that a sequel to 1986's Labyrinth is in the works (along with the previously rumored Dark Crystal 2 and Fraggle Rock movies).
Jim Henson may be best known for his puppeteering, but he also created a number of experimental animations, including this one, a visual interpretation of one of jazz great Chico Hamilton's pieces.
It's not often that you get a chance to see the place where your childhood memories were literally built. It's kind of like peeling back the curtain on your dreams and finding the architects of them busily at work, pulling the strings, painting the scenery, and creating the characters you will vividly remember decades…
Jim Henson's Creature Shop, debuting tonight on SyFy, allows ten up-and-coming creature designers to put their ideas and technical skills to the test in weekly monster challenges. We talked to judge Kirk R. Thatcher and contestant Melissa Doss to find out what's in store.
Holy skeksis, this insanely detailed Dark Crystal cake makes me want to throw all other cakes on the ground. Just about every character from the '80s puppet epic is represented in fondant, and the whole thing is balancing on the famous crystal. WONDERFUL!
The good news: Syfy is finally releasing Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge. This channel is rapidly becoming the Food Channel of props and special effects, and that's a great thing when you get Henson's company involved. The bad news: Syfy's new show titled Carvers, which is about carving things.