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

Mar 12, 2017

11:15am – 12:20pm CT

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.

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Frank Oz


Frank Oz, Victoria Labalme, Leslie Converse


Oliver Curtis


Zana Bochar

Principal Cast:

Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Fran Brill, Bill Barretta, Frank Oz


Publicity Contact:

Ryan Werner