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Jim Henson
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Date of Birth: Sep 24, 1936

Country: USA

Biography: James Maury "Jim" Henson was an American puppeteer best known as the creator of The Muppets. As a puppeteer, Henson performed in various television programs, such as Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, films such as The Muppet Movie and The Great Muppet Caper, and creator of advanced puppets for projects like Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. He was also an Oscar-nominated film director, Emmy Award-winning television producer, and the founder of The Jim Henson Company... (Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 34 - You've Seen 0

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The Muppets (2015)
The Muppets (2015) - TV Series
Jim Henson's loveable puppets return to the small screen in this mockumentary-style series that follows their personal and professional lives. (imdb)
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I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2014)
Caroll Spinney has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969... and at 80 years old, he has no intention of stopping. You probably don't know that until a last minute change of heart by NASA, Big Bird was supposed to go to space aboard the Challenger. Or you may know that Oscar the Grouch got his voice from a cantankerous cabbie, but you'd be surprised to learn that a fire in his trash can almost led to Caroll's untimely demise. Caroll's stories are the stuff of legend. (iambigbird.com)
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Sesame Street Unpaved (1999)
A retrospective of 30 years of Sesame Street, featuring interviews with selected cast members.
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Muppet*vision 3-D (1991)
A series of 3D gags featuring the muppets, shown at Walt Disney World.
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The Jim Henson Hour (1989)
An anthology show featuring the work of the great puppeteer and his staff. (imdb)
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The Storyteller (1988)
An old storyteller tells European folk tales to his sarcastic dog. (imdb)
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Down at Fraggle Rock... Behind the Scenes (1987)
Aired on HBO on July 13, 1987. The documentary, hosted by Jim Henson, looked at various aspects of the series, from development through design and casting, as well as specific characters, technical tricks, the use of music, and the international versions. (muppet.wikia.com)
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A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)
When Fozzie and the Muppet Show gang drop in unexpectedly on Fozzie's mother, she is forced to cancel her winter vacation plans and entertain them all. Soon the Sesame Street gang comes by as carolers, and then Kermit and his nephew Robin discover a Fraggle Rock hole in the basement. A snow storm blows in, stranding everyone at the house, except for Miss Piggy, who arrives just in time for all the Muppets to celebrate Christmas together. (imdb)
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Labyrinth (1986)
16-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) accidentally wishes her baby stepbrother Toby to the evil Goblin King Jareth (David Bowie) who will transform Toby into a goblin if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in 13 hours.(imdb)
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The Tale of the Bunny Picnic (1986)
Bean Bunny is too small to be useful (says his brother) to help prepare for the Bunny Picnic, so he wanders off and sees a legendary persecutor of all rabbits: the farmer's dog. But nobody believes him when he tries to tell them he's seen the dog, until the dog breaks up the picnic. And it's up to Bean to come up with a plan to defeat the farmer's dog and discover the one thing the dog fears. (imdb)
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The Christmas Toy (1986)
It's Christmas Eve, and all the toys are wondering: Who will be The Christmas Toy? Rugby the Tiger, last year's Christmas Toy, thinks it's going to be him. When Rugby lets a toy out from under the tree before its time, it's up to him, Apple the doll (the toy Rugby replaced), Mew (the cat's toy mouse), and the rest of the toys to get her back in the box. But they have to be careful - if a toy is caught out of place by a human, they'll be frozen forever!
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Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird (1985)
After being evicted from Sesame Street, Big Bird begins a long adventure wandering the country. In the mean time, his friends search for him to bring him back. (imdb)
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Henson
A documentary with featured performance clips and interviews featuring Jim and Jane Henson, Frank Oz and others. The documentary focuses on the Muppet phenomena and a look at the behind-the-scenes of the Jim Henson Company in its glory days. (imdb)
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The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated. (imdb)
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Don
Getting locked in the Metropolitan Museum over night, Big Bird and Snuffy try to get a little boy, and his invivsible cat back into the stars where his mom and dad are. Meanwhile, the gang are locked in too, lokking for Big Bird. (imdb)
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Big Bird in China (1983)
Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese schoolchildren, watch a Tai Ji demonstration, learn some Chinese words and songs, and meet the mischievous Monkey King. (imdb)
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Fraggle Rock (1983)
The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization. (imdb)
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The Dark Crystal (1982)
Another planet, another time. 1000 years ago the Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos began... (imdb)
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The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy. (imdb)
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The Muppet Movie (1979)
Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit. (imdb)
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Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978)
Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve, nobody would get presents. (imdb)
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Emmet Otter
Emmet Otter and his Ma are poor come Christmas time, unable to buy that special gift for one another. But when a talent show offers a top prize of fifty dollars, they both secretly risk what little they have left to try and top the Riverbottom Gang, the favorite to win the competition.
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The Muppet Show (1976)
Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show. (imdb)
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Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince (1971)
Frog and princess, both cursed by a witch, figure out how to break each other's spell. (imdb)
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Hey Cinderella! (1969)
Cinderella lives with her wicked stepmother (as everyone who ever read the fairy tale knows), but what part of the story is never told is how Cinderella's fairy godmother had help from monsters, a prince pretending to be a gardener, and none other than Kermit the Frog. (imdb)
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The Cube (1969)
The Cube (1969) - TV Episode
A man awakens inside a white cube, covered in a five-by-five grid. He has no memory of how he got there and there seems no way out. But as time passes, panels open temporarily to admit an intruder or onlooker... (imdb)
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Sesame Street (1969)
On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs. (imdb)
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Wheels That Go (1967)
A 1 minute film with images of wheels focused around a little boy.
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Ripples (1967)
An odd one minute experiment by Jim Henson. (Synopsis provided by pilgermann)
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Time Piece (1965)
Time Piece (1965) - Short Film
Dislocation in time, time signatures, time as a philosophical concept, and slavery to time are some of the themes touched upon in this nine-minute, experimental film, which was written, directed, and produced by Jim Henson-and starred Jim Henson! Screened for the first time at the Museum of Modern Art in May of 1965, Time Piece enjoyed an eighteen-month run at one Manhattan movie theater and was nominated for an Academy Award for outstanding short subject. (imdb)
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The Jimmy Dean Show (1963)
Country music star Jimmy Dean hosts a comedy-variety show with help from his puppet sidekick, Rowlf the Dog.
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Tales of the Tinkerdee (1962)
An unsold Muppets TV pilot produced by Jim Henson. An evil witch is refused an invitation to Princess Gwendolinda's birthday party and attempts to disrupt the festivities. Kermit appears in a minor role as a minstrel.
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Shearing Animation (1961)
An animated short accompanied by a composition by jazz drummer Chico Hamilton. (imdb)
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Drums West (1961)
Drums West (1961) - Short Film
This newly rediscovered short was created in Jim's home studio in Bethesda, MD around 1961. It is one of several experimental shorts inspired by the music of jazz great Chico Hamilton. At the end, in footage probably shot by Jerry Juhl, Jim demonstrates his working method. (The Jim Henson Company)
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