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‘The Portable Door’ Will Team Christoph Waltz and Guy Pearce With the Jim Henson Company

Christoph Waltz and Guy Pearce will star in The Portable Door, a fantasy-adventure-comedy based on the book series from Tom Holt. The Jim Henson Company and Story Bridge Films are producing the film, which producers are describing as a cross between The Office and Harry Potter. Jeffrey Walker is directing from a screenplay adapted by Leon Ford, with Patrick Gibson set to play the lead. THR has the scoop on The Portable Door, which will finally give us all the team-up we’ve been dreaming of: ...
Tags: London, Movies, Casting, Office, Fantasy, Adaptation, Guy-Pearce, Harry Potter, Christoph Waltz, Lisa Henson, Waltz, Jim Henson, Jim Henson Company, Jeffrey Walker, The Jim Henson Company, Patrick Gibson

The Portable Door: Christoph Waltz & Guy Pearce to Star in Fantasy Comedy Film

The Portable Door: Christoph Waltz & Guy Pearce to star in fantasy comedy film According to The Hollywood Reporter, Muppets creator The Jim Henson Company is in the process of developing a film adaptation of The Portable Door, based on author Tom Holt’s fantasy adventure comedy J.W. Wells & Co. novel series. Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz and Emmy winner Guy Pearce have signed on to star opposite Patrick Gibson (The OA, Tolkien) with Waltz, Pearce, and Gibson portraying the roles of villain Hum...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Movies, Office, Guy Pearce, Harry Potter, Christoph Waltz, Lisa Henson, Gibson, Ned, Jim Henson, Jim Henson Co, Jim Henson Company, Pearce, Jeffrey Walker, Movie News

Designing the Perfect Quick Getaway to Oklahoma City

In recent years I’ve firmed embraced the concept of micro-vacations; quick weekend getaways to new spots. Sure, I also love those weeklong adventures halfway around the planet, but I’ve learned the necessity of leaving home more frequently as a way to decompress and mentally reset myself. Any trip we take has benefits, and most recently I found myself enjoying those benefits in Oklahoma City. I had briefly visited the capital of Oklahoma while driving Route 66, but since spending 12 hours (...
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Monty Python Co-Founder and Comedy Legend Terry Jones Dead at 77

Another comedy legend has passed. Terry Jones, a founding member of the Monty Python troupe and a renowned comedian, screenwriter, filmmaker, poet, historian, and author, has died at age 77. Terry Jones died Tuesday evening in his North London home, his agent confirmed to the BBC. The poet and former Python had been suffering from dementia, which had been publicly revealed by his son, Bill, in September 2016, rendering him unable to speak. “We are deeply saddened to have to announce the pass...
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Monty Python Star & Director Terry Jones Dead at Age 77

Monty Python Star & Director Terry Jones Dead at Age 77 It is with great sadness that must report (via Deadline) that legendary British comedian Terry Jones, prominent member of comedy troupe Monty Python, has passed away at age 77. His legacy includes the original iconic 45 episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus which aired between 1969 and 1974, as well as several classic films with the Pythons which he directed including 1975’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail (w/Terry Gill...
Tags: Python, TV, London, Movies, John Cleese, TV News, Monty Python, Obituary, Brian, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Julie Walters, Terry, Simon Pegg, Jones, Erik

‘Naughty boy’: Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

By JILL LAWLESS LONDON  — Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by colleagues as “the complete Renaissance comedian” an d “a man of endless enthusiasms,” has died after a battle with dementia. Jones’s family said the 77-year-old died Tuesday evening at his home in London. In a statement, his family said he died “after a long, extremely brave but always good humored battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD.” Jones’s wife, Anna Soderstrom, and children B...
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‘Star Wars’ Identities: 10 Things We Learned from Lucasfilm’s Treasure Trove of Original Movie Costumes

Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition has drawn millions of visitors around the globe, touring Canada and cities outside North America like Paris, London, and Sydney. Now, it’s finishing its run in Tokyo, where fans have turned out in droves for the last five months to explore a literal warehouse full of props and models, authentic costumes worn by the movie actors (including Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, the late Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew, and many more), and original concept art by the like...
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10 economic lessons from ‘Emmett Otter’s Jugband Christmas’

10 economic lessons from ‘Emmett Otter’s Jugband Christmas’ Jim Henson’s beloved Emmett Otter’s Jugband Christmas first entered the hearts of Canadian children in December 1977 and made its U.S. debut on HBO one year later. The musical Muppet adventure tells the story of widow Alice Otter and her tenderhearted son, Emmett, who decide the only way they can afford Christmas presents this year is to win a talent competition – with an exacting entrance fee. As...
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18 Disney California Adventure attractions that closed this decade

Disney California Adventure is almost unrecognizable today after a decade of change that saw virtually every corner of the park reimagined in a massive, billion-dollar transformation. The past decade brought a complete reinvention of Disney California Adventure with a host of retired attractions replaced by new and reimagined ones. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe here. The Anaheim theme park...
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Bob Ross’ Christmas Special: Celebrate, Relax, Nod Off

I don’t know if you got everything you wanted on Christmas, but we here at Open Culture have what you need. And that’s a very special Bob Ross Christmas Special. No special guests, no musical numbers. Just Bob, his palette filled with phthalo blue, Van dyke Brown, and other favorite paints, and a solid black canvas which Bob turns into a Christmas Eve snow scene. (In 2018, Ross' official YouTube Channel posted all 31 seasons of The Joy of Painting online, a total of 403 episodes.) While ...
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The Observer Christmas puzzles special: bumper quiz of the year

Test your mettle against our writers’ questions on film, music, politics, theatre and more• Try your hand at the Observer’s literary picture quizWhich of these bestselling novels has not been seen on British stages this year?Life of Pi – Yann MartelThe Line of Beauty – Alan Hollinghurst Grief is the Thing with Feathers – Max Porter Small Island – Andrea LevyA hugely successful revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal transferred from the West End to Broadway this year. Tom Hiddleston's casting in the...
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Starz App January 2020 Movies and TV Titles Announced

Starz App January 2020 movies and TV titles announced The full list of January 2020 movies and TV titles that will be available for streaming on the Starz App has been released, which you can now view below along with the titles that are set to leave from the streaming service next month. This includes the arrival of the newest episodes for Starz‘s crime drama series Power beginning January 5, starring Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, and Sikora. Next month will also see the strea...
Tags: Europe, TV, Movies, Power, Netflix, Brooklyn, Arizona, TV News, Manhattan, Starz, Streaming, Sony Pictures, Hyde Park, Marvel Studios, Garfield, Judy

The 2019 Black List Showcases This Year’s Best Unproduced Screenplays – Here Are Our Ten Favorites

The 2019 Black List has arrived. This fifteenth annual edition surveyed more than 250 executives in the film industry, of the year’s most-liked scripts that have not started or will not begin production in this calendar year. This list has long been an indicator of great scripts which could result in great movies, and previous entries have included scripts for films like Whiplash, The Social Network, The Prestige, Arrival, Manchester by the Sea, Argo, Juno, In Bruges, and countless more. Check ...
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The 100 Best Movies of the Decade [Part One]

(Welcome to /Film’s countdown of The 100 Best Movies of the Decade, examining the absolute best movies that were released between 2010 and 2019. This is part one of a five-part series and part of our Best of the Decade series.) Last week, the /Film team sat down for an extended two-part podcast to narrow down the 100 best films of the past decade. When the dust settled, we were left with a family of movies that could not be more different: action films and intimate dramas and horror flicks and ...
Tags: Movies, Cheryl Strayed, Reese Witherspoon, Abc, Disney, Los Angeles, Features, Ethan Hawke, Korea, New Zealand, Johannes Vermeer, Richard Curtis, Rachel Mcadams, Hitler, Bill Nighy, Kristen Stewart

All About Fraggles (Fragment + Handle) - Whiteboard Friday

Posted by SuzzicksWhat are "fraggles" in SEO and how do they relate to mobile-first indexing, entities, the Knowledge Graph, and your day-to-day work? In this glimpse into her 2019 MozCon talk, Cindy Krum explains everything you need to understand about fraggles in this edition of Whiteboard Friday. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Hi, Moz fans. My name is Cindy Krum, and I'm the CEO of MobileMoxie, ba...
Tags: Google, Seo, Seattle, Knowledge Graph, Ama, John Mueller, Denver Colorado, Jim Henson, Suzzicks, Cindy Krum, Google Home Hub, Fraggles Marjory the Trash Heap

RIP Carroll Spinney, Puppeteer of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch

Sad news from Sesame Street: Carroll Spinney, the puppeteer who played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for almost 50 years, died today at age 85. Caroll was an artistic genius whose kind and loving view of the world helped shape and define Sesame Street from its earliest days in 1969 through five decades, and his legacy here at Sesame Workshop and in the cultural firmament will be unending. His enormous talent and outsized heart were perfectly suited to playing the larger-than-life yellow bird wh...
Tags: Big Bird, Jason Kottke, Caroll, Jim Henson, Spinney, St John the Divine, Carroll Spinney, Carroll Spinney Puppeteer

Caroll Spinney, Long The Voice Of Sesame Street’s Big Bird And Oscar The Grouch, Has Died At 85

Spinney created two indelible characters, and, in his long tenure on Sesame Street, assisted in the creation of many more. “His Big Bird had a childlike innocence, sometimes goofy, sometimes subdued, outgoing or shy, like most children a creature of habit and mood. His themes were simple: that it was good to speak up, O.K. to make a mistake, all right to be sad sometimes. At Jim Henson’s memorial service in 1990 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, Big Bird sang a heart-rending ...
Tags: Art, People, St John, Jim Henson, Spinney, Caroll Spinney, 12.08.19, New York Big Bird

'Dark Crystal' Prequel Expands Jim Henson's Vision Of 'Incredible Handmade Artistry'

Executive producer Lisa Henson (daughter of legendary puppeteer Jim Henson) and design supervisor Toby Froud talk about their Netflix fantasy series and creating a cast of handmade, sculpted puppets.
Tags: News, Netflix, Lisa Henson, Jim Henson, Toby Froud

Your Weekend Justice #255: For All the Great Danes Named Hamlet

document.createElement('audio'); It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. This episode is from the archives: recorded in May 2016. Agenda: Widge finally sees Deadpool The spreading of Megacon and seeing Stan Lee This is back when Widge could remember names, apparently Civil War works…no idea how Killing your Big Bad three times just to make sure The Flash show is up t...
Tags: Star Wars, Hbo, Television, Podcasts, Weekend Justice, Agents Of Shield, Marvel, Netflix, Game Of Thrones, Deadpool, Stan Lee, Conventions, X-men, Zazzle, The Flash, 12 Monkeys

Earth to Ned: Jim Henson Co.’s New Puppet Talk Show For Disney+

Earth to Ned: Jim Henson Co.’s new puppet talk show for Disney+ Following the cancellation of the Muppets Live Another Day series in September, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Disney+ will again be partnering with Jim Henson Co. to produce a new puppet show titled Earth to Ned. The upcoming streaming service has given the half-hour comedic talk show a straight-to-series order. “Disney has a long history of giving audiences a glimpse at faraway lands and bringing new talent into the s...
Tags: TV, Movies, Disney, Earth, Fox, Netflix, TV News, Ned, Jim Henson, Jim Henson Co, Disney Pixar, Cornelius, ComingSoon, The Jim Henson Company, Brian Henson, Disney Plus

‘Flight of the Conchords” Bret McKenzie to Adapt Jim Henson’s ‘Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Flight of the Conchords’ own Rhymenoceros, Bret McKenzie, has signed on to pen the script and write the music for “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas,” based on the 1970s ABC special from the Jim Henson Company. Henson’s 1977 TV special was based on the children’s book of the same name by Russell Hoban. McKenzie also has […]
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Kent State Professor Helps Create Costumes for Netflix's 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance'

Viewers who watch a recently released Netflix series will see the work of a local woman. Kerry Jo Bauer helped create costumes for “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.” Bauer’s specialty is draping and she’s become known for “odd silhouettes.” After marrying an animal trainer, she began draping costumes for the Target dog and chimps in Super Bowl commercials. From there, her name was passed to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, the visual effects company for “The Dark Crystal.” “It was a dream come tr...
Tags: Netflix, Kent State, Bauer, Jim Henson, Ella Abbott, Kerry Jo Bauer

The Dark Crystal : Age of Resistance Teaser

Netflix has just released the first teaser trailer for the The Dark Crystal : Age of Resistance, a 10 part prequel series to the original 1982 film. Check it out below : I’m pretty excited about this one, as a big fan of the original Dark Crystal film, and also because I love the character designs and concept art of Brian Froud, who also worked on Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. Apparently no CGI has been used in the film, only puppets, which would be pretty rare for any film production involvin...
Tags: Film, Netflix, Animation, Anime, Jim Henson, The Dark Crystal, Brian Froud, The Dark Crystal : Age Of Resistance

The Trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

The first trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Netflix’s long-awaited prequel to Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, is finally here. From Vanity Fair: The new series, which takes place years before the events of the original film, follows three creatures, called Gelfling, who discover the horrifying secret behind the power of a group of villainous critters called the Skeksis. The heroes — Taron Egerton’s Rian, Anya Taylor-Joy’s Brea, and Nathalie Emmanuel’s Deet — embark on an epic ...
Tags: Netflix, Jason Kottke, Jim Henson, Taron Egerton, Nathalie Emmanuel, Brea, Crystal of Truth, Skeksis, Rian Anya Taylor Joy

‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Trailer: Jim Henson’s Puppet Fantasy World Makes a Stunning Return

The Dark Crystal is one of those cult favorite fantasy movies from the 1980s that kids grew up on and still love to this day. Netflix is hoping they’re eager to cash in on that nostalgia with a return to the world of Thra and a story set before the events of the original movie in the upcoming series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The first trailer for the series has arrived, and it shows off some truly impressive puppetry and special effects wizardry that will unfold across 10 one-hour ep...
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Teaser Trailer Debuts!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance teaser trailer debuts Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance, the upcoming prequel series featuring the groundbreaking puppeteering of The Jim Henson Company, who created the all-puppet cast of the original film. Check it out in the player below and look for the series to premiere on August 30! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
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Netflix releases new trailer for ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’

Netflix has released a new teaser trailer for its collaboration with The Jim Henson Company on “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” and wow, is it a doozy. For a certain generation of moviegoer (including this author), “The Dark Crystal” was an eye-opening introduction to the darker, explicitly fantastic side of Jim Henson’s genius. Long-known for his work with “Sesame Street” and “The Muppet Show,” “The Dark Crystal” had… well… darker themes and was set in an alternative universe rep...
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Netflix channels Jim Henson’s magic in Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance trailer

Netflix has released the first trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, its prequel series to Jim Henson's 1982 classic The Dark Crystal, directed by Louis Leterrier and produced by The Jim Henson Company. The post Netflix channels Jim Henson’s magic in Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance trailer appeared first on Digital Trends.
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10 hot new TV shows you need to watch this summer, from Roger Ailes to 'Four Weddings'

From Ava DuVernay's retelling of the Central Park Five to a returning Jim Henson story, here are the 10 best new TV shows to watch this summer.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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The Creative Life of Jim Henson Explored in a Six-Part Documentary Series

What is a Muppet? Homer Simpson once offered this explanation: "It's not quite a mop and it's not quite a puppet, but man..." — before cracking up with amusement. "So to answer your question, I don't know." That episode of The Simpsons aired in the mid-1990s, a somewhat fallow period for Jim Henson's puppet-like (though less so mop-like) creations,  but the decades between now and then have shown them to be at least as culturally influential as Matt Groening's family of Springfieldians. ...
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