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What’s in a Name? – Jim Henson

By Kevin Kern, Walt Disney Archives

One of the more unique pieces found in the collections of the Walt Disney Archives represents a rather “out of the box” aspect of our operation… our Guest Book! Since being founded in 1970, we’ve had quite an array of special guests stop by to take a peek at our unrivaled historical collections. For such special occasions,…

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The Muppet Movie

Celebrate 40 Years of The Muppet Movie with These “Muppetational” Facts

By Courtney Potter

On June 22, 1979, Kermit the Frog brought a gaggle of fuzzy, funny friends to the big screen for the very first time—and Hollywood has never been the same! Kermit and pals, the creation of Disney Legend Jim Henson, had already been delighting audiences for several years via The Muppet Show, an Emmy® Award-winning half-hour musical comedy TV…

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Scaring Up Some Song and Dance with Muppet Monsters

By Jim Fanning

Just in time for Halloween, here come the Muppet monsters! Right from the start, the Muppets have meant a multitude of multi-hued monsters. Jim Henson’s soft spot for lovable outsize ogres is reflected in the opening of his first official pitch in 1969 for what would become The Muppet Show: “The time is right for a variety show hosted by dogs,…

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