23 July 2012

Jim Henson and Frank Oz discuss their work in 1989

This unique footage was recently released by the Puppeteers of America. It was shot 23 years ago, in July 1989, when Frank Oz and Jim Henson chatted and answered the audiences questions at the PoA National Festival at MIT in Boston. It's introduced by the legendary Oz who also discusses his life and career and the extraordinary influence that Jim had on his career.

Throughout the one-hour discussion, Henson and Oz perform Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Cookie Monster, Animal, Fozzie Bear and Grover. some of the topics include the history of Henson Associates, research on Sesame Street, and behind the scenes info about the Muppets, The Dark Crystal, The Jim Henson Hour, and Little Shop of Horrors. Frank Oz also demonstrates how they perform the Muppets on film and television.

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