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Henson's Place: The Man Behind the Muppets
Henson's Place The Man Behind the Muppets
Actors: Jim Henson, Jane Henson, Frank Oz, Gabriel Velez, Caroll Spinney
Director: Tim Conrad
Genres: Kids & Family
NR     2010     0hr 52min

Take a peek behind the curtain with HENSON'S PLACE, the original documentary about Jim Henson, the creative visionary that brought us the enchantment of ?The Muppet Show,? THE DARK CRYSTAL and more! From honing his skills ...  more »


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Actors: Jim Henson, Jane Henson, Frank Oz, Gabriel Velez, Caroll Spinney
Director: Tim Conrad
Creators: Tim Conrad, Andrew Lee
Genres: Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: 3-6 Years, 10-12 Years, Family Films
Studio: Jim Henson Company
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed
DVD Release Date: 08/03/2010
Release Year: 2010
Run Time: 0hr 52min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 15
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Excellent Documentary
K. Rowley | Austin, Texas United States | 08/07/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This video is a documentary from around 1985. It profiles Jim Henson and some of the people that worked for him. Since the film was made in the mid-80s, it covers his work with Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and Fraggle Rock - plus, a little bit of the early muppet movies and Dark Crystal. Keep in mind that the documentary is only about an hour long, so it doesn't go into a lot of depth. The thing that I think makes this such a great documentary are the personal interviews with Jim Henson, Jane Henson, Frank Oz and Lord Grade. If you are a Jim Henson fan and don't already have this in your collection you will probably want a copy.

The video is full-frame (1.33:1, not widescreen) and has both English/Spanish subtitles. The only extra is a 30 minute feature on the 1985/86 "Amphibian", a year book that was produced highlighting all the people and departments of the Henson companies around the world. The first 7 minutes is an introduction by Michael Frith - who was the "Faculty Advisor" for the book's creation. The rest of the feature is a non-interactive video slide show of the pages of the book. There are a number of trailers for some new Lionsgate films on the dvd too - then animated film "Alpha and Omega" looks interesting.