Muppet Guys Talking - Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched

Mar 12, 2017 | 11:15am – 12:20pm
Muppet Guys Talking - Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched

credit: copyright 2017 Vibrant Mud, LLC

For the first time ever, five of the original Muppet performers come together to discuss the creation of their iconic characters under the visionary leadership of Jim Henson. With unexpected stories, rare behind-the-scenes footage, and important insights into how Jim led his team, this documentary gives a private glimpse into the true spirit of the Muppets and how a culture of innovation, hard work, and playfulness produced one of the most successful creative endeavors in history.

Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Runtime: 65 mins

Frank Oz

Director Bio

Frank Oz directed 12 feature films, performed Yoda in "Star Wars," and worked with Muppet originator Jim Henson for 35 years. Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Fran Brill, Bill Barretta and Frank have created dozens of the world's beloved Muppet characters.


Director:  Frank Oz
Producer:  Frank Oz, Victoria Labalme, Leslie Converse
Cinematographer: Oliver Curtis
Editor: Zana Bochar
Principal Cast: Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Fran Brill, Bill Barretta, Frank Oz


Publicity Contact
Ryan Werner

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