Jim Henson Memorial by Jay Hall Carpenter. Gift of the Class of 1998 of the University of Maryland, College Park. Surrounding the statue is the Henson Memorial Garden, gift of the classes of 1994 and 1999.

Jim Henson Memorial by Jay Hall Carpenter. Gift of the Class of 1998 of the University of Maryland, College Park. Surrounding the statue is the Henson Memorial Garden, gift of the classes of 1994 and 1999.

02.05.11
Muppet Magazine Summer 1986 issue. This just arrived today! It features a 5-page interview with Jennifer Connelly, Hoggle and Sir Didymus, with pictures of the three of them together with Kermit (the interviewer, of course).

Muppet Magazine Summer 1986 issue. This just arrived today! It features a 5-page interview with Jennifer Connelly, Hoggle and Sir Didymus, with pictures of the three of them together with Kermit (the interviewer, of course).

03.05.11
First two pages of the interview. Notice the picture of Jareth/Bowie in the right, right behind the door, teenage girl style. I will scan the magazine for you asap.

First two pages of the interview. Notice the picture of Jareth/Bowie in the right, right behind the door, teenage girl style. I will scan the magazine for you asap.

03.05.11
Muppet Magazine’s Sneak Preview of Labyrinth. Kermit interviews Jennifer Connelly, Hoggle and Sir Didymus (Summer 1986). 1st page (p.16).

Muppet Magazine’s Sneak Preview of Labyrinth. Kermit interviews Jennifer Connelly, Hoggle and Sir Didymus (Summer 1986). 1st page (p.16).

04.05.11
Muppet Magazine’s Sneak Preview of Labyrinth. Kermit interviews Jennifer Connelly, Hoggle and Sir Didymus (Summer 1986). 2nd page (p.17).

Muppet Magazine’s Sneak Preview of Labyrinth. Kermit interviews Jennifer Connelly, Hoggle and Sir Didymus (Summer 1986). 2nd page (p.17).

04.05.11
Muppet Magazine’s Sneak Preview of Labyrinth. Kermit interviews Jennifer Connelly, Hoggle and Sir Didymus (Summer 1986). 3rd page (p.18).

Muppet Magazine’s Sneak Preview of Labyrinth. Kermit interviews Jennifer Connelly, Hoggle and Sir Didymus (Summer 1986). 3rd page (p.18).

04.05.11
Muppet Magazine’s Sneak Preview of Labyrinth. Kermit interviews Jennifer Connelly, Hoggle and Sir Didymus (Summer 1986). 4th page (p.19).

Muppet Magazine’s Sneak Preview of Labyrinth. Kermit interviews Jennifer Connelly, Hoggle and Sir Didymus (Summer 1986). 4th page (p.19).

04.05.11
Muppet Magazine’s Sneak Preview of Labyrinth. Kermit interviews Jennifer Connelly, Hoggle and Sir Didymus (Summer 1986). 5th page (p.20).

Muppet Magazine’s Sneak Preview of Labyrinth. Kermit interviews Jennifer Connelly, Hoggle and Sir Didymus (Summer 1986). 5th page (p.20).

04.05.11
Jim Henson bust by G-Force Models. Sculpted by Anthony Veilleux, this was released in 2000 as an unpainted model kit. There was also a bronze version available. As you can see, the base consists of Henson characters from all of his productions. They include two Labyrinth goblins, Ludo and The Worm.

Jim Henson bust by G-Force Models. Sculpted by Anthony Veilleux, this was released in 2000 as an unpainted model kit. There was also a bronze version available. As you can see, the base consists of Henson characters from all of his productions. They include two Labyrinth goblins, Ludo and The Worm.


05.05.11
From Jim Henson’s official website:

To perform each of the five Fireys, four puppeteers were required, each wearing black velvet so that they would disappear into a black backdrop. They maneuvered the various body parts, but according to Augins, there was one thing the puppets could not do in the pre-digital age — they “…couldn’t make the Fireys cross one another, or turn around, because the puppeteers’ bodies would block each other.” It took two weeks to shoot the sequence and another two weeks doing special shots with the second unit to complete the scene.

Photo: Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) on the set with the Fireys.

From Jim Henson’s official website:

To perform each of the five Fireys, four puppeteers were required, each wearing black velvet so that they would disappear into a black backdrop. They maneuvered the various body parts, but according to Augins, there was one thing the puppets could not do in the pre-digital age — they “…couldn’t make the Fireys cross one another, or turn around, because the puppeteers’ bodies would block each other.” It took two weeks to shoot the sequence and another two weeks doing special shots with the second unit to complete the scene.

Photo: Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) on the set with the Fireys.

08.05.11