The Top 10 Songs of: Ernie

Kieran Moore – Having reached the halfway point in my Muppet Show anniversary charts and the massive milestone of 100 lists, I thought it might be fun to take a break and go “old school” for a little while. So we’re putting aside the yearly charts for now and going back to looking at individual characters…

Kickstarter – MoMI Jim Henson Exhibition

Jarrod Fairclough – Long long ago, in a city far far away (unless you live close to New York City), an exciting exhibition was announced at the Museum of the Moving Image all about Jim Henson.  And we rejoiced, and some of us Australian’s even looked at plane tickets…  And then nothing really happened… Until yesterday,…

New Behind The Scenes Images of The Muffins

APRIL FOOLS Jarrod Fairclough – With the success of Frank Oz’s new documentary Muffin Guys Talking, The Jim Henson Company have released a bunch of new behind the scenes images of Jim from the archives, showcasing everything from Jim’s early days on Samuffin & Friends to his work on MuffinVision*3D.  We’ve picked just a few of…

A Story Short

Neil McNally – When John Hurt passed away in late January many critics rightfully highlighted his performances in such classics as The Elephant Man, Alien, 1984 and many, many others. However, you would be hard pressed to find a mention of “The Storyteller” among the many glowing obituaries that flooded newspapers and online. That’s not to say…

The Top 10 Songs of: 1990

Kieran Moore – When it was decided that I’d celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Muppet Show by writing a top ten chart for each year since its debut, one of my first thoughts was how to tackle 1990. For those of you that don’t know, 1990 was the sad and terrible year that Jim Henson…

Be More Like Jim

John Engle – If Jim Henson were alive in 2016 there is a decent chance I would have voted for him for President of the United States.   It would not have mattered whether he was running for the office or not.  And certainly I doubt he would have been running. Nonetheless, he would have gotten my…