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Walt Disney And Jim Henson

Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
ISBN : 1979620555
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*Includes pictures *Includes their own quotes about their lives and careers *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading When it comes to the entertainment world and movie business, few names are as recognizable as Walt Disney, a versatile writer, producer, director, artist and voice actor who literally turned his name into a billion dollar business. Whether it was through the creation of iconic cartoons like Mickey Mouse or America's favorite theme parks, Disney and his assorted businesses have entertained countless numbers of people across the globe, particularly young kids. At a time when cinema was still a new and growing business, Disney staked out unique turf by bringing comics to life on screen, with his first big hit being Mickey Mouse. Of course, the popularity of Mickey Mouse helped spawn future creations like Donald Duck and Pluto, all household names that have long since become part of Americana and the English lexicon. Disney had already earned an Academy Award by 1932, but he was far from done, introducing viewers to new characters like Snow White and continuing to make popular cartoon series that played well on the big screen. By the late 1940s, Disney was turning his attention to a new form of entertainment: amusement parks. While other children's theme parks existed, none would rival the creation of Disneyland in the 1950s, part of Disney's grand vision: "I just want it to look like nothing else in the world. And it should be surrounded by a train." Disney also branched out into other businesses, ensuring that by the 1960s, his name was on one of the biggest production companies in the world. When people discuss the great television characters of all time, names such as Lucille Ball, Andy Griffith, and Jerry Seinfeld are frequently mentioned, but so are fictional characters like Kermit the Frog. What makes Kermit an interesting choice is the fact that he's a Muppet, and just one of Jim Henson's many iconic Muppets at that. Millions of people are instantly familiar with Muppets like Kermit, Oscar the Grouch, Yorick, and Miss Piggy, and while the Muppets may lack the physical dimensions of the human television characters listed above, there is no denying the influence they have exerted on America's youth and popular culture more broadly. Their popularity remains undiminished even several decades following their inception. If the Muppets are among the most famous of all television characters, their significance also stems from the way in which their purpose was always about more than simply entertainment. Put simply, the Muppets have played an instrumental role in the education of America's youth, and there existed an educational imperative behind much of what Jim Henson created. For many children, learning to count, learning to read, and, on a broader level, learning to make sense of the world have all involved the Muppets, either on Sesame Street (1969-) or the many other movies and shows that have featured Jim Henson's characters. Of course, Henson's genius was also on display in the way he was able to captivate not just young children but also adults as well. As his career evolved, Henson began exploring more adults themes, and it is not for nothing that children and adults alike mourned his premature death in 1990. Henson's early passing leaves many questions unanswered regarding the direction that his future work would have taken, but even so, he left behind a broad and diverse body of work, even if existing loosely within the domain of puppetry. He began his career at an early age and for someone who died so young, his career was quite robust and balanced innovation with the repetition of salient themes. Indeed, Henson's works emphasized morality and the value of dreams, desires, education, and cooperation.
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Jim Henson

Author : Christopher Finch
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004035924
Genre : Architecture
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A tribute to the creativity of the late Jim Henson presents more than five hundred full-color photographs, drawings, and behind-the-scenes designs of the Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and other works. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
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Jim Henson And Philosophy

Author : Timothy Dale
ISBN : 9781442246652
Genre : Philosophy
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Jim Henson’s creations have inspired generations with characters that are among the world’s most recognizable cultural icons. From Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and their Muppet friends to the legendary Sesame Street and Children’s Television Workshop, Henson revolutionized children’s educational entertainment. Combining live action and puppeteering into fantastical narratives like The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, as well as the whimsical Fraggle Rock and The Storyteller, Henson transformed imagination into reality, weaving together powerful philosophical messages on identity, community, diversity, love, death, and friendship. Henson never shied away from exploring deep questions, nor did he underestimate the ability of children (or adults) to grapple with profound philosophical questions. Jim Henson and Philosophy explores the entertaining and educational world of the genius’s creations, revealing what it is about Henson’s world that has touched us so deeply and improved our lives in such meaningful ways. Contributions by: Lauren Ashwell, Kimberly Baltzer-Jaray, David R. Burns, Samantha Brennan, Amanda Cawston, Brooke Covington, Christopher M. Culp, Ryan Cox, Natalie M. Fletcher, Victoria Hubbell, Dena Hurst, Christopher Ketcham, S. Evan Kreider, Shaun Leonard, Jennifer Marra, Michael J. Muniz, Laurel Ralston, Rhona Trauvitch, and Sheryl Tuttle Ross
Category: Philosophy

Who Was Jim Henson

Author : Joan Holub
ISBN : 9781101437155
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Jim Henson broke into television with a five-minute puppetry segment when he was only a freshman in college. He created puppets like none ever seen before, with expressive fabric faces and rod-controlled arms. His Muppets became world-renowned celebrities and formed the backbone of a media empire. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this easy-to-read biography will be published twenty years after Henson's untimely death.
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Walt Disney S Mickey And Friends

Author : Barbara Bazaldua
ISBN : 0307982246
Genre : Cows
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Mickey and his nephews help Donald take care of Grandma Duck's cows. Donald's mishaps give rise to lots of laughter. Ages 2-5.
Category: Cows

Hidden Walt Disney World Orlando And Beyond

Author : Lisa Oppenheimer
ISBN : 1569753806
Genre : Travel
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Combining unique travel choices, outdoor adventures, and little-known locales into guides where vacations meet adventures, each title in the Hidden series offers readers selective recommendations and opinionated reviews of sights, lodging, and dining plus detailed maps, websites, author favorites, suggested itineraries, and walking and driving tours. Hidden Walt Disney World, Orlando and Beyond is the tool that helps cut through hype and mark a path through the jungle of the Disney empire. All major theme parks are reviewed, and entries include ratings for every ride and attraction within them. Readers are also invited to go further and explore "hidden" spots with three-day getaway itineraries for further exploration of the region. Maps that "zoom in" on each area, photographs, and helpful illustrations are also included.
Category: Travel

Walt Disney World For Adults

Author : Rita Aero
ISBN : CORNELL:31924081465555
Genre : Travel
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Provides an overview of Walt Disney World, suggests special interest tours, and recommends hotels, restaurants, and entertainment
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Birnbaum S Walt Disney World

Author : Wendy Lefkon
ISBN : 0786854138
Genre : Travel
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Offers advice on planning a trip to Walt Disney World covering each park with information on attractions, transportation, accommodations, and restaurants.
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Disney World And The Orlando Area

Author : Fodor's
ISBN : 0679020357
Genre : EPCOT Center (Fla.)
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As interest in domestic travel grows, the Orlando area expects to attract even more than its usual 10 million visitors per year. In addition to the area's latest attractions and best ways to beat the lines, this guide also covers out-lying points of interest, such as Busch Gardens and Cape Canaveral.
Category: EPCOT Center (Fla.)

Disney World And The Orlando Area 1991

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ISBN : 0679019006
Genre : EPCOT Center (Fla.)
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Walt Disney World and Orlando, Florida, continue to attract more than 10 million visitors a year. Here is the only guide that rates all the rides, includes, detailed maps, offers extensive lodging and dining options outside the Disney complex, and suggests excursions away from Disney. Map.
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Jim Henson

Author : James Robert Parish
ISBN : 9781438111926
Genre : Motion picture producers and directors
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Jim Henson: Puppeteer and Filmmakeraprofiles a master of creative puppetry, the man behindaThe Muppet ShowaandaSesame Street. This informative volume provides useful information on how to become an artist and filmmaker while tracing those steps taken by a professional. Through his unwavering belief in the positive potential of puppetry and the media of film and television, Jim Henson became one of the most beloved artists of the past century. Henson's Muppets became the basis of the award-winning television series The Muppet Show, the stars of several highly successful feature films, and the foundation of one of the most influential childrenOCOs television programs in history, Sesame Street. Henson, who passed away in 1990, garnered many awards and is loved the world over for his creative efforts."
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Birnbaum S Walt Disney World 1998

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ISBN : 0786882786
Genre : EPCOT Center (Fla.)
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Birnbaum Travel Guides,The only official guide to the world's best-loved,tourist attraction and the best-selling travel,guidebook ever published, selling over 230,000,copies yearly. Full colour throughout.
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Jim Henson

Author : Nathan Aaseng
ISBN : 0822516152
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recounts how Jim Henson brought to life the Muppets and how he made other advances in the world of puppetry.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Frommer S Walt Disney World Orlando 2004

Author : Jim Tunstall
ISBN : 0764537237
Genre : Travel
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You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! Completely updated every year, Frommer's Walt Disney World & Orlando is on top of all the latest developments, including all the new shows and rides. You'll get full details on Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and Discovery Cove in addition to our comprehensive coverage of all the Disney attractions. This easy-to-use guide includes ratings, candid opinions, and suggested age groups for all the rides, up-to-date maps, and insider tips on how to plan your itinerary and minimize your time spent standing in line, so you'll be able to enjoy every minute of the magic. You'll even get a color fold-out map!
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Walt Disney World For Couples 1999 2000

Author : Rick Perlmutter
ISBN : 0761522190
Genre : Walt Disney World (Fla.)
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Walt Disney World is one of the top honeymoon and anniversary destinations in the world. Completely revised and updated for the new millenium, this is the consummate guide for the ultimate romantic getaway!
Category: Walt Disney World (Fla.)

Disneyworld With Kids

Author : Jay Fenster
ISBN : 1892975580
Genre : Travel
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In this guide to Disneyworld, Jay Fenster offers a collection of information on Disney-MGM, the Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, Sea World, Islands of Adventure, the Epcot Center and the rest of Orlando's attractions. There are reviews of the rides and attractions, including waiting times and which are the best days to visit. Also included are details of hotels in Disneyworld and around Orlando, information about restaurants and shops, sports and other recreational facilities, and advice on planning options. For holidaymakers travelling on a budget, there are hints and tips on making your holiday dollars go further.
Category: Travel