Tag Archive for The Jim Henson Company

Restoring the Skeksis

Restoring the Skeksis

In this video instalment of the Jim Henson Co. Podcast from earlier this year, the Creature Shop’s Head of Puppet Fabrication, Julie Zobel, explains the process of restoring several Skeksis puppets from The Dark Crystal that are on display at the Jim Henson Company lot in Hollywood. Would you just love to come to work and see these in the hall everyday? Read more →

The Making of the Nativity Story

The Making of the Nativity Story

This is a few weeks late for Christmas perhaps, but I really liked this behind-the-scenes video for The Nativity Story, which premiered at the Orlando Puppet Festival a few months ago. It’s a theatrical telling of the nativity story using two and three dimensional rod puppets that was conceived by Jane Henson and built by Ibex Puppetry and The Jim Henson Company. It looks like a beautiful show.… Read more →

Xbox Kinect Interactive Puppet

Xbox Kinect Interactive Puppet

I’ve been interested in the possibilities of digital puppetry for a long time. I started a blog called Machin-X devoted to the subject back in 2005 and I’ve even experimented with my own digital puppetry system. The idea of digital puppets isn’t new; Jim Henson created Waldo C. Graphic – the first true digital puppet character – back in 1985, but what’s different today is that… Read more →

Ernie Muppet replica

About selling replica puppets

Lots of Muppet fans like to make their own Muppets as a hobby and many talented puppet builders got started building their very own Kermit the Frog. While there’s nothing wrong with doing that for yourself, unfortunately there’s a booming and very profitable trade in film and T.V. prop replicas on the internet and a small number of replica builders… Read more →