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Kickstarter Spotlight: Jim Henson Museum Of The Moving Image Exhibition
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Jim Henson Filming The Dark Crystal

If you’re one of the many who grew up enjoying the many great works of the legendary puppet master Jim Henson, there’s a unique new Kickstarter campaign underway you may be interested in.

For this Kickstarter Spotlight, we look at a campaign to raise some funds in support of a permanent Jim Henson exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image. The exhibition will feature lots of familiar Henson puppets, some prototypes, sketches, and more.

You can find full details on the crowdfunding campaign and watch the video pitch for it featuring Neil Patrick Harris below.

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Book Review: Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History
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Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History review

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History
Hardcover
Written by Paula M. Block, Terry J. Erdmann
Foreward by Toby Froud
Introduction by Brian Henson
Publisher: Insight Editions
Publication Date: October 18, 2016
Cover Price: $45.00

The brainchild of genius Jim Henson, the movie Labyrinth came out in 1986. Starring a young Jennifer Connelly and the late great musician/actor David Bowie, Labyrinth told the tale of a girl named Sarah who wishes her annoying baby brother be taken away. Bowie is Jareth the Goblin King, who comes to claim the boy. When Sarah realizes what she’s done, she is given 13 hours to solve the labyrinth and find her brother. The movie is less about story and more about the world created by Henson and his team. Filled with tons of creatures and practical effects monsters, Labyrinth is one of the most visually stimulating movies of all time.

Celebrating the film’s 30th anniversary, Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann have created a wonderful companion piece with their new book, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History, from Insight Editions.

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Jim Henson’s ‘Labyrinth’ 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Trailer
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Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Edition

For those who aren’t already aware, the Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray was released this week.

This includes a new Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and Limited Edition multi-format offerings of the Jim Henson classic, which come with plenty of new bonus features including the “Goblin King” featurette, which remembers the late David Bowie. There’s even a DVD version for you old school folks.

A trailer for the new releases has also been released. You can give that a watch and check out what the bonus features are below.

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Jamie Foxx In Talks For R-Rated Jim Henson Co. Puppet Movie ‘The Happytime Murders’
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The Happytime Murders Concept Art

Ray, Collateral, and Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx has entered into negotiations to star in The Happytime Murders, an R-rated dark comedy puppet noir movie from The Jim Henson Company and STX Entertainment.

The movie, which has been in development for the better part of a decade now, will follow a pair of detectives attempting to solve the mysterious murders of the puppet stars of a popular TV show. It will be directed by Brian Henson, the chairman of The Jim Henson Co. and son of the legendary Jim Henson himself.

You can read a better description of the movie below.

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BOOM! Studios Comics Releases For February 17, 2016
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Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of BOOM! Studios comics titles that were released on February 17, 2016.

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9 Things You Might Not Know About Jim Henson’s ‘Labyrinth’ (Video)
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David Bowie in Labyrinth

It’s hard to believe, and quite depressing to think about, but Jim Henson‘s cult classic fairy tale Labyrinth celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

To coincide with the anniversary the fine folks over at CineFix were set to do an episode of their “Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know” YouTube video series. It was planned for later in the year, but with the passing of star David Bowie recently it was decided to do it a little earlier.

So without further a do, click on over to the other side now to learn some fun facts about Labyrinth you might not have previously known about.

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Jim Henson’s ‘Labyrinth’ Reboot On The Way With ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Writer
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Jim Henson's Labyrinth Goblins

In October of 2014 we shared with you news that Labyrinth, the 1986 movie directed by the late, great Jim Henson, could be getting a sequel. Many were excited by the news, but it was then reported not long after that that sources had denied that a sequel to the puppet filled fantasy flick was actually being made. And we all moved on.

Though fans were excited about the thought of another adventure in the labyrinth with all of our favorite characters, including Jareth the Goblin King (played by David Bowie), prepare for some news you might not be so excited about. It’s now being reported that, not even two weeks after Bowie left us forever, a reboot of Labyrinth is in the works.

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‘Sesame Street’ Actress Sonia Manzano Will Retire From The Show After 44 Years
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Sonia Manzano and Elmo on Sesame Street

After more than four decades, one of Sesame Street‘s most lovable non-Muppet residents is moving on. Commence tears…

Actress Sonia Manzano, who has played the role of Maria Figueroa-Rodriguez for the past 44 years, recently announced at the American Library Association Annual Conference that she will be retiring from the show. Manzano joined the cast of Sesame Street in 1971 but didn’t become a series regular until three years later. On the show, her character runs the Fix-It Shop with her adoring husband Luis (Emilio Delgado, who has also been a cast member since 1971).

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Produce & Star In ‘Fraggle Rock’ Movie
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Fraggle Rock

The long gestating Fraggle Rock movie has added the kind of star power it needs to finally get into production. Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins the film, based on the The Jim Henson Company’s franchise of the same name, as producer as star, this according to a new report from Variety.

Debuting in 1983, Henson described Fraggle Rock as “a high-energy, raucous musical romp” that is “silly” and “wonderful.” The series centered on “cave-dwelling creatures called Fraggles who have to deal with the industrious Doozers and furry giants called Gorgs,” all of whom lived in the underground world known as Fraggle Rock.

More on this, as well as a quote from Gordon-Levitt after the jump.

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Must See: ‘Dinosaurs’ Dad Sings Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize”
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Dinosaurs TV Show

One of my favorite TV shows growing up was Dinosaurs, which ran from 1991 to 1994 and followed the day-to-day lives of an anthropomorphic family of dinosaurs. As a kid the primary reason the show caught my attention is because of the fact that all of the characters were puppets—or the Jim Henson factor. And not just because it reminded me of Labyrinth or Dark Crystal and so on; it was actually created by Jim Henson Productions along with Walt Disney Television, Buena Vista International, and Michael Jacobs Productions.

Every now and again you see a mention to Dinosaurs, but for the most part it’s one of the many lost to time. But today, today brings with it a real treat. Someone took the show’s father character, Earl Sinclair (voiced on the show by Stuart Pankin), and created a music video of him performing The Notorious B.I.G.‘s hit song “Hypnotize.”

The result is simply perfect. You’ll be amazed by how well it works. This, ladies and gentlemen, is what the internet was made for. You can check out the video for yourself below.

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