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The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Animation | Action  -  21 November 1990 (USA)
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While The Muppets prepare a tribute to the late Jim Henson, they learn about the life and career of the renowned puppeteer/film maker.


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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »


Credited cast:
Himself / Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Swedish Chef / Waldorf / Ernie (voice) (archive footage)
Himself / Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal / Bert / Grover / Cookie Monster (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pam Arciero ...
Grungetta (voice)
Camille Bonora ...
Additional Muppets (voice)
Fran Brill ...
Prairie Dawn (voice)
Richard Hunt ...
Rick Lyon ...
Additional Muppets (voice)
Joey Mazzarino ...
Additional Muppets (voice)


Jim Henson's classic Muppets put on a tribute to their creator, but also ponder the question: Who was he? To help them figure that out are some of Jim's human friends, as well as some rare clips from the Henson legacy. Written by The Muppet Avenger

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This special both honored Jim Henson and marked the first appearance of any of his characters after his death. Steve Whitmire took over the role of Kermit the Frog and has performed him ever since. See more »


Features Sam and Friends (1955) See more »

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"Take what you've got and fly with it."

I think it's safe to say that this is perhaps the last great Muppet work of art that exists. In this television special the Muppets pay tribute to the Muppet Man and my life-long mentor and inspiration, Jim Henson. For anyone who remembers the old Muppets and for anyone who considers themselves a true Muppet fan, you can't miss this. Look for it to buy on E-bay.

Jim Henson died in May of 1990, this aired in November of the same year. It must have truly been the hardest thing for his friends to do and I think that's what makes it work. The emotion is real.

Some people thik it's good that there are people who can continue to produce Muppet Films, but if you've seen these new films you've no doubt felt the loss of a great presence. The Muppets have never been the same since. And never will. So enjoy them, for the last time, as they were in this special. I know I do.

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