Friend of the podcast, Hayden Chauffe, returns to talk with Alex and Jonathan about the feature film works of one of his biggest influences, Jim Henson: The Great Muppet Caper (1981), The Dark Crystal (1982), Labyrinth (1986). We talk about the history of Henson’s puppet work, building fantasy worlds in miniature, and the modern use of muppets and creatures in entertainment.
Also on iTunes
Skip to: The Great Muppet Caper (25:25), The Dark Crystal (50:28), Labyrinth (1:14:42), Overall (1:32:24), Coming Attractions (1:46:33)
Resources referenced in this episode:
- Wilkins Coffee Ads
- Muppet Movie Test Footage
- Hayden on Twitter: @HaydenChauffe
- Alex on Twitter: @AlexGeringer
- Jonathan on Twitter: @JSSatchell
Next week we confront aliens:
- The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) – Available on Netflix
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – Available on Netflix
- Arrival (2016)
Ash by Mike Braudrick
1 thought on “Episode 45. Happy Henson Feat. Hayden Chauffe”
Just finished listening to Happy Henson Feat. Hayden Chauffe and I loved it! So much good information about Jim Henson, his collaborators, the ideas/vision behind the creation of the different Muppet characters, their voices and how it was all pulled together to make the Muppet’s loved by all.