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The Star Wars Actor Who Couldn’t Stand Working With Marlon Brando

Frank Oz became a pop culture icon thanks to his work alongside Jim Henson in the 1980s. In addition to providing the vocal and puppet work for beloved characters like The Empire Strikes Back’s Yoda and The Muppet Show’s Fozzie Bear, Oz established himself as a promising filmmaker. After working alongside Henson’s production company to […]

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This Creepy Puppet Is Actually Jim Henson’s Most Horrific Creation

Over a long and illustrious career, puppeteer Jim Henson created some of the most original and fascinating creatures in film and television. While most of his creations were kid-friendly and comforting—like Kermit the Frog, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster among other Sesame Street and Muppets staples—Henson was equally talented at crafting creepy and unsettling characters, […]

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Jim Henson Made a ‘Little Mermaid’ Show and, Yep, It Was Weird

Fans of 2023’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, starring the inimitable Halle Bailey, might be surprised to learn that it’s actually not the first time Disney has adapted the 1989 animated classic. It is, however, the first successful adaptation — their first attempt was much, much stranger. In fact, it’s kind of fitting that […]

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