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Amy Van Gilder

Amy Van Gilder joined The Muppet Workshop in 1976, having graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and published the book Felt Toy Making. In the 1980s, she began a family. Her two children are journalist Sonia van Gilder Cooke and photographer Bartholomew Cooke. Amy Van Gilder later worked for the The Walt Disney Company in California for ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

Known For

The Muppet Movie Miscellaneous Crew
(1979)
The Dark Crystal Special Effects
(1982)
The Muppet Show Miscellaneous Crew
(1977-1981)
The Great Muppet Caper Miscellaneous Crew
(1981)

Filmography

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  Sesame Street (TV Series) (muppet workshop supervisor - 27 episodes, 1980 - 1999) (muppet workshop coordinator - 2 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (muppet creative consultant - 1 episode, 1977)
- Prairie Gets in Touch with Her Inner Monster (1999) ... (muppet workshop supervisor)
- Episode #29.2 (1997) ... (muppet workshop supervisor)
- Sloppy at day care (1997) ... (muppet workshop supervisor)
- Granny Bird Might Visit Sesame Street (1996) ... (muppet workshop supervisor)
- Zoe Takes Monkey Lessons (1996) ... (muppet workshop supervisor)
 1998 The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street (Video short) (muppet workshop supervisor)
 1996 Muppets Tonight (TV Series) (muppet workshop - 12 episodes)
- Paula Abdul (1996) ... (muppet workshop)
- Heather Locklear (1996) ... (muppet workshop)
- Pierce Brosnan (1996) ... (muppet workshop)
- Martin Short (1996) ... (muppet workshop)
- Whoopi Goldberg (1996) ... (muppet workshop)
 1993 Sesame Street Stays Up Late! (TV Special) (muppet workshop coordinator)
 1991 Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake (TV Movie) (muppet workshop coordinator)
 1989 Sesame Street: 20 Years & Still Counting! 1969-1989 (TV Special) (muppet workshop supervisor)
 1988 Muppet Studios Presents: You're the Director (Video short) (muppet designer)
 1988 The Alphabet Game (Video short) (muppet designer)
 1988 Sesame Street, Special (TV Special) (muppet workshop coordinator)
 1983-1984 Fraggle Rock (TV Series) (muppet designer - 14 episodes)
- All Work and All Play (1984) ... (muppet designer)
- The Garden Plot (1983) ... (muppet designer)
- The Finger of Light (1983) ... (muppet designer)
- Catch the Tail by the Tiger (1983) ... (muppet designer)
- Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk (1983) ... (muppet designer)
 1981 The Great Muppet Caper (muppet doctor)
  The Muppet Show (TV Series) (muppet designer - 72 episodes, 1978 - 1981) (muppet workshop supervisor - 24 episodes, 1979 - 1980) (puppets - 22 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (muppet maker - 2 episodes, 1978)
- Buddy Rich (1981) ... (muppet designer)
- Chris Langham (1981) ... (muppet designer)
- Debbie Harry (1981) ... (muppet designer)
- Wally Boag (1981) ... (muppet designer)
- Gene Kelly (1981) ... (muppet designer)
 1979 The Muppet Movie (muppet designer) / (muppet workshop coordinator)
 1979 The Muppets Go Hollywood (TV Special) (muppet workshop)
 1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (TV Movie) (puppet designer)
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 1996-2001 Blue's Clues (TV Series) (animator - 45 episodes)
- Environments (2001) ... (animator)
- Magenta Gets Glasses (2001) ... (animator)
- Words (2000) ... (animator)
- Opposites (2000) ... (animator)
- Prehistoric Blue (2000) ... (animator)
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 1981 The Great Muppet Caper
Woman having Snapshot in Restaurant (uncredited)
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 1982 The Dark Crystal (creature fabricator: "Podling" unit)
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 2008 A Company of Players (Video documentary short)
Herself

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