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.
Just The Facts
- Jim Henson was a puppeteer, Oscar nominated director, and Emmy winning TV producer.
- 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.
- 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..