Jim Henson

Jim Henson was a puppeteer, innovator, and creative juggernaut in TV and film. He is best known as the creator of The Muppets, Fraggle Rock, and the Muppet characters on Sesame Street.

Not pictured: 15 sweaty hippies in uncomfortable positions.

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Just The Facts

  1. Jim Henson was a puppeteer, Oscar nominated director, and Emmy winning TV producer.
  2. Voiced and operated many beloved Muppet characters: Kermit the frog, Dr. Teeth, Rowlf the dog, Ernie, Swedish Chef, Waldorf, Link Hogthrob, Guy Smiley, and the Muppet Newsman.
  3. The Dark Crystal (1982) and Labyrinth (1986) were feature films written and directed by Henson.

-The DaVinci of foam, fur, and fleece-

Jim Henson was a stone-cold pimp and sweater advocate who revolutionized children's television, variety television, and puppetry. Work done at his Muppet Workshop changed the way puppets are built, performed, and filmed. The original 3 Muppets films, made on Jim's watch, are still widely regarded as classics..