Dear Animation World Network,
I am pleased to inform you of an event this week at Museum of the Moving Image relating to animation and puppetry. On Sunday, December 4, the Museum will present “The Evolution of Puppetry,”a special presentation by Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson and chairman of The Jim Henson Company. This will be a personal overview of the groundbreaking technical achievements in animatronics and digital puppetry that continue to be a part of the Company's legacy. One part of the talk will address the use of live puppetry in animated works, illustrated with a clip from Sid the Science Kid. I hope you can share the event details below with your colleagues.
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Jim Henson’s Fantastic World
July 16-January 16, 2012 Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street), Astoria, NY
The Evolution of Puppetry: A Presentation by Brian Henson. Sunday, December 4, 7:00 p.m.
Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson, Chairman of The Jim Henson Company, and award-winning director, producer, and puppeteer, will give an inside view of the history, and future, of the unique Henson technique and style of puppetry that revolutionized the art form for television and film. He will show samples of the company's work throughout the years, incuding behind-the-scenes clips from Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal and recent work on the TV series Farscape and Sid the Science Kid. Henson will then give a live demonstration of puppetry for the screen; a special opportunity to see one of the masters of the form at work. This will be followed by a Q&A session, with audience questions.