Watch: Jim Henson and Frank Oz Improvise on Set of 'Muppet Movie'

June 27, 2012
Source: io9

The Muppet Movie

It's already magical enough to see The Muppets come to life on the big screen. Jim Henson's creations, when in the hands of geniuses like himself and cohort Frank Oz, don't even feel like Muppets. They feel like sentient beings, who just happen to exist in the human world. This shines in the long line of films featuring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and more, but this kind of charm is even more present off screen. Such evidence comes in the form of some screen tests with director Jim Frawley which feature Henson and Oz hilariously improvising in character on the set of The Muppet Movie. Watch!

Here's the videos from The Muppet Movie with Jim Henson and Frank Oz via io9:

It's amazing to see these two talents so engrained in their characters to have existential conversations about their lives as puppets, without any script to help them. Honestly, I wish I could be a child again, know nothing about the men behind the puppets, and meet these characters, just to feel that childhood magic again. What makes Henson and Oz look so effortless in their work is that I don't think they ever lost that childhood sense of wonder and glee. No matter how hard they work, they're always doing what they love and having a good time, and these hilarious videos are just prove of that. Man, I really miss Jim Henson a lot.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


this is a true taste of movie history right here...

Jericho on Jun 27, 2012


on that note, its good to see those two were just as nutty in these moments as they were making the movies...

Jericho on Jun 27, 2012


This Dolls are Alive Definitely have soul. They Exist I see life in their eyes , I don't believe it! How can be like that? I love muppets , they made me laugh without any forcing

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 27, 2012


Chucky had a soul too.

rennmaxbeta on Jun 28, 2012


Yeah dude Yeah Ren Evil Soul

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 29, 2012


fantastic, one of my favorite movies too.

Anthony Ceniccola on Jun 28, 2012

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