In Jim Henson's own words, as well as those of some of his best-known characters like Kermit the Frog and Ernie, we'll get a glimpse of the philosophy and humor that was so essential to his creations. This uplifting collection of quotes, stories, anecdotes, songs, and insights gives new life to Jim's magical world. Young and old alike will will cherish this collection of program transcripts, personal letters, and interviews that are a testament to the legacy of a man who changed the way we see the world.
A collection of wise and witty quotes from and inspired by Jim Henson similar in format to The World According to Mister Rogers.
âÂÂWhen I was young, it was my ambition to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for my having been there. ItâÂÂs a wonderful life and I love it.âÂÂ âÂÂJim Henson
âÂÂYeah, well, IâÂÂve got a dream too. But itâÂÂs about singing and dancing and making people happy. ThatâÂÂs the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with. And, well, IâÂÂve found a whole bunch of friends who have the same dream. And, it kind of makes us like a family.âÂÂ âÂÂKermit the Frog, The Muppet Movie
Jim Henson first started his career on a local TV show Sam and Friends in Washington D.C in 1958. In 1969, he formed the core of the children's program, Sesame Street, which continues to air today and has been shown in more than a hundred countries around the world. Henson's creations were soon seen on The Muppet Show, which aired in 1976 through 1981 and later on Fraggle Rock, Jim Henson's Muppet Babies, and Jim Henson's The Storyteller. The Muppets moved to star in six feature films: The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppet Treasure Island, and Muppets From Space. In addition to making Muppet movies, Henson also brought two remarkably original fantasy films to the big screen, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Henson died in May of 1990, survived by his wife and five children.
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