Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Produce And Star In A Fraggle Rock Movie

Posted by Ben Huber on Mar 21, 2015 in Cinema


This may have passed for an April Fools joke if this news came out a week later, but here we are: Joseph Gordon-Levitt will produce and and in a Fraggle Rock movie for New Regency. A film of the Jim Henson muppet band has been in the works for… well, a very long time, and was generally regarded as dead. However, Gordon-Levitt signing on to the project has given it a big boost and essentially brought it back. No word on what the film would entail, but it appears that Gordon-Levitt would be playing a human character as opposed to a muppet. Is a Fraggle Rock movie something people are clamoring for? Read more…

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Henson Making Muppets in 1969

Posted by Michael Pinto on Sep 17, 2010 in Animation

The magic of this video is watching Henson bring non-Muppets to life in just a few seconds! You really see how much of an actor than Henson was — these weren’t just objects on strings but characters with a personality. And it’s not a matter of a big budget but imagination and creativity. Although watching this video made me want to cry, Jim Henson left the stage much too soon…



Fraggle Rock: The Comic Book!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 1, 2010 in Comic Books

Fraggle Rock: The Comic Book

The Jim Henson Company is starting to push Fraggle Rock a great deal — the first thing I spotted a while ago was an amazing remix of the music from the series and next they were releasing the entire original series on DVD. And now it seems that they’re also planning a limited edition comic book series which will come out in April (and available for pre-orders in February).

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Gonzo for the Great Gonzo

Posted by Michael Pinto on Mar 27, 2009 in Animation

Muppets The Great Gonzo Photo Puppet Replica

How can’t you be gonzo for the Great Gonzo? Shown above is a new Great Gonzo puppet replica based on the glory days of the Muppet Show. What I love about this Jim Henson creation is that Gonzo is an ugly creature, but yet it hard not to love him. He’s very proud just to be himself — and what’s interesting is that unlike the Muppets he’s not based on any known animal, so he’s a true freak. The other endearing quality about Gonzo is that he represents the eternal optimist in all of us: Read more…



Muppets Marketing Fizzy Drinks

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 11, 2008 in Animation

The bird characters in this 1960s spot by Jim Henson for Royal Crown Cola would later become the inspiration for Big Bird on Sesame Street.

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