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Who Was Jim Henson

Author : Joan Holub
ISBN : 1101437154
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.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Wider Worlds Of Jim Henson

Author : Jennifer C. Garlen
ISBN : 9780786469864
Genre : Performing Arts
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Jim Henson was the creative force behind a huge catalog of television series, films, specials, and other productions, even excepting the Muppets. This collection of essays delves into the rest of Henson's body of work, including projects developed during his lifetime and those that represent his legacy. Covered here are Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, The Jim Henson Hour, Dinosaurs, Farscape, and more. The breadth and depth of Henson's influence on both audiences and later productions remains palpable on screens large and small, as this collection attests.
Category: Performing Arts

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.
Category: Architecture

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."
Category: Motion picture producers and directors

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

Jim Henson

Author : Leslie Gourse
ISBN : 9780689833984
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A biography of Jim Henson, the famous puppeteer and creator of the Muppets.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Jim Henson The Guy Who Played With Puppets

Author : Kathleen Krull
ISBN : 9780375989148
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Sesame Street and The Muppet Show introduced Jim Henson's Muppets to the world, making Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, and Big Bird household names. But even as a child in rural Mississippi, listening to the radio and putting on comedy shows for his family, Jim recognized the power of laughter to bring people together. On Sesame Street, Jim's Muppets transformed children's television by making learning fun for kids everywhere. A visionary, Jim always believed that puppets could reach a wider audience. In 1976, he proved it, drawing millions of family viewers to The Muppet Show. With his feature film The Dark Crystal and his Star Wars characters—including Yoda—Jim continued to push the boundaries of what was possible in puppetry until his death in 1990 at the age of 53. Kathleen Krull, recipient of the Children's Book Guild 2011 Non-fiction Award and many other accolades, once again does what she does so well—illuminating the life of an important figure in history, art, and culture with her informative but approachable writing style.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Jim Henson

Author : Deanne Durrett
ISBN : 0737709960
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the life of Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, including his early life and influences, the development of the Muppets and their increasing success, his early death, and his legacy.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Jim Henson

Author : Hannah Isbell
ISBN : 9780766090569
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Jim Henson created some of the most well-known and beloved characters, stories, and songs of the 20th century, making his name synonymous with children's entertainment. From Kermit the Frog to The Dark Crystal, his creative legacy has impacted children for two generations with no sign of stopping. Through vibrant, full-color illustrations, easy-to-follow text, and direct quotes, students will learn how one man used his talent for art, music, and performance not only to entertain children and adults around the world, but also to change the way kids learn.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Jim Henson

Author : Geraldine Woods
ISBN : 0875183484
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recounts the life story of the puppeteer whose remarkable creations, the Muppets, have found success in television and other media.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Jim Henson

Author : Brian Jay Jones
ISBN : 9780345526137
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE For the first time ever—a comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century’s most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable Jim Henson He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but most people got to know him only through the iconic characters born of his fertile imagination: Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, Big Bird. The Muppets made Jim Henson a household name, but they were just part of his remarkable story. This extraordinary biography—written with the generous cooperation of the Henson family—covers the full arc of Henson’s all-too-brief life: from his childhood in Leland, Mississippi, through the years of burgeoning fame in America, to the decade of international celebrity that preceded his untimely death at age fifty-three. Drawing on hundreds of hours of new interviews with Henson's family, friends, and closest collaborators, as well as unprecedented access to private family and company archives, Brian Jay Jones explores the creation of the Muppets, Henson’s contributions to Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live, and his nearly ten-year campaign to bring The Muppet Show to television. Jones provides the imaginative context for Henson’s non-Muppet projects, including the richly imagined worlds of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth—as well as fascinating misfires like Henson’s dream of opening an inflatable psychedelic nightclub. An uncommonly intimate portrait, Jim Henson captures all the facets of this American original: the master craftsman who revolutionized the presentation of puppets on television, the savvy businessman whose dealmaking prowess won him a reputation as “the new Walt Disney,” and the creative team leader whose collaborative ethos earned him the undying loyalty of everyone who worked for him. Here also is insight into Henson’s intensely private personal life: his Christian Science upbringing, his love of fast cars and expensive art, and his weakness for women. Though an optimist by nature, Henson was haunted by the notion that he would not have time to do all the things he wanted to do in life—a fear that his heartbreaking final hours would prove all too well founded. An up-close look at the charmed life of a legend, Jim Henson gives the full measure to a man whose joyful genius transcended age, language, geography, and culture—and continues to beguile audiences worldwide. Praise for Jim Henson “Jim Henson vibrantly delves into the magnificent man and his Muppet methods: It’s an absolute must-read!”—Neil Patrick Harris “An exhaustive work that is never exhausting, a credit both to Jones’s brisk style and to Henson’s exceptional life.”—The New York Times “[A] sweeping portrait that is a mix of humor, mirth and poignancy.”—Washington Independent Review of Books “A meticulously researched tome chock-full of gems about the Muppets and the most thorough portrait of their creator ever crafted.”—Associated Press “Jim was one of my closest friends. And yet I found out things about him in Jim Henson that were new to me. Brian Jay Jones has captured the layers of Jim’s genius and humanity, as well as the flaws that made Jim, like all of us, so delightfully imperfect. I thank Brian for giving Jim life again. This book has captured the spirit of Jim Henson.”—Frank Oz From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Jim Henson S Book Of Muppet Stories

Author : Jim Henson
ISBN : 0517102293
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Presents more than sixty brief stories about Fozzie, Miss Piggy, Kermit, Gonzo, Rowlf, Robin, Beaker, and the Swedish Chef.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Doodling With Jim Henson

Author : Jim Henson
ISBN : 9781600582448
Genre : Art
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Scribbling and doodling have long been enjoyable pastimes. From rendering prehistoric cave drawings to sketching innovative creations while sitting in class, people of all ages since the dawn of time have gravitated toward doodling regardless of their artistic abilities. Doodling with Jim Henson invites doodle enthusiasts and Henson fans alike to view the practice of doodling as a method and framework for additional creative development. Using a comprehensive catalog of Jim's sketches and doodles throughout his career, readers will learn the "finer points" of doodling as art and will be invited to doodle monsters, fish, birds, title treatments, signs, banners, borders and backgrounds directly in the pages of this eclectic, colorful book. Fun exercises and drawing prompts engage artists and invite their creative participation using no more than a pencil and a bit of imagination.
Category: Art

Kermit Culture

Author : Jennifer C. Garlen
ISBN : 9780786453757
Genre : Performing Arts
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By the end of its five-year run on television, The Muppet Show had transformed its motley cast from fistfuls of felt to multi-media celebrities. Sophisticated and highly individuated, each of the Muppets embodied a conventional character type from classic television comedy. Kermit functioned as straight man to the majority of the show’s jokes. Miss Piggy, the resident diva, evolved from first season chorus girl to full-fledged megastar. A Costello to Kermit’s Abbot, Fozzie peddled his vaudevillian shtick to a tough audience, but his genuine sweetness made him lovable even when his jokes were lame. These essays represent the work and ideas of a global community of scholars and Muppet enthusiasts, providing a unique perspective on just how Kermit and the rest of the frogs, dogs, bears, and chickens became cultural icons with influences reaching far beyond the world of 1970s television comedy.
Category: Performing Arts

The Story Of Jim Henson Creator Of The Muppets

Author : Stephanie St. Pierre
ISBN : 0440404533
Genre : Performing Arts
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A biography of the puppeteer who created over 2000 Muppets, including Kermit the Frog, old Waldorf, and Link Hogthrob.
Category: Performing Arts

Jim Henson S The Dark Crystal Age Of Resistance 4

Author : Jim Henson
ISBN : 9781646680870
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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With the end of their quest within sight, Ordon and Fara finally have hope that they will be able to save their respective villages. But the journey home proves just as treacherous, and the two of them may arrive too late to stop the destruction of everything they love...
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Jim Henson S The Dark Crystal Age Of Resistance 3

Author : Jim Henson
ISBN : 9781646680689
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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When the Gelfling village of Stone-in-the-Wood is at the brink of annihilation from a terrible enemy, the great warrior Ordon is sent on a quest to retrieve the mythical weapon that promises to turn the tide of battle. Now, his quest is underway and Ordon has an ally in Fara, the future leader of the Stonewood clan. Together, they must find the Dual Glaive before their entire way of life is destroyed. But with Ordon poisoned and Fara helpless, is their quest over before it begins.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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

Jim Henson S The Dark Crystal Age Of Resistance 5

Author : Jim Henson
ISBN : 9781646681044
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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An all-new arc spotlighting Hup, the heroic Podling from Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Introducing a new creative team of writer Adam Cesare and artist French Carlomagno (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.) Hup is a Podling cook who dreams of being a Paladin. When the chivalrous bard Barfinnious comes to Hup’s village with tales of former glory, Hup leaves his small town to follow him. But the longer they travel, the more Hup begins to doubt that Barfinnious is truly who he says he is.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Quilting With The Muppets

Author : Jim Henson Company
ISBN : 1571201017
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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This manual presents patterns for making the celebrated characters from The Muppet Show and Sesame Street. There are 15 patterns for characters to applique as quilt blocks, including Kermit, Miss Piggy, Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and more. The blocks are compatible in size, so you can mix-and-match patterns for a personalized quilt. There are photographs of all the quilts and stories about their creations.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies