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Nov182011

Behind the Scenes Muppeteering

The new Muppets movie "The Muppets" will be released in a few days. We thought we'd bring you some old behind the scenes photos of Muppet magic– mostly from Sesame Street.

"After earlier unsuccessful attempts, The Walt Disney Company bought the Muppets in 2004. Exceptions include characters appearing on Sesame Street (as they were previously sold to Sesame Workshop, although they have always had creative rights, only paying The Jim Henson Company to create and provide their Muppet characters for their use) and the Fraggles of Fraggle Rock (which are still owned by The Jim Henson Company). The legal trademark on the term "Muppet" is currently held by The Muppets Studio, a division of The Walt Disney Company, although Sesame Workshop and The Jim Henson Company continue to use the term on their characters with certain permissions from Disney." Thank you, Wikipedia.

 

Images scanned from our personal collections. Images ©The Jim Henson Company

 

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Reader Comments (7)

WOW!!

November 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

HOLY COW. These are terribly fascinating and inspiring. Jim Henson was brilliant.

November 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSkipper8085

So if Walt died too young, Jim Henson definitely died too young. What was he? Like 54 years old?? Let's hope the current Disney company chooses not to screw up the Henson legacy. I do think that waiting this long to do a Muppet theater release was wise. They didn't jump the gun on that to make a quick buck.

November 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRPP

Aaawww, what a cool post! I can't wait to see the movie when it releases here in Panama (movies release later here).

www.thejoyofdisney.blogspot.com

November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarie McGrath

How 'bout those groovie duds and do's, no wonder my kids laugh at all my old pictures.

Andy

November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndy Cone

I'm such a big fan of puppets when I was a kid. Sadly they're not that 'in' anymore. These photos are great.

November 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTyrone Burrier

These photos blew me away. I have just discovered your blog and I must applaud you, it is one of the best I've ever seen. I can't wait to make my way through the whole thing. Thank you for sharing your love of Disney with all of us.

March 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie Beasley

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