Muppets

Début 1990 avec pied

Early 1990s with feet 

 

The Muppet Show is a British television programme produced by American puppeteer Jim Henson and featuring a cast of Muppets. After two pilot episodes, in 1974 and 1975, the show ran for five seasons beginning in 1976. The series shows a vaudeville- or music hall-style song-and-dance variety show, as well as glimpses behind the scenes of such a show. Kermit the Frog stars as a showrunner who tries to keep control of the antics of the other Muppet characters (and his temper), as well as keep the guest stars happy. The show was known for outrageous physical slapstick, sometimes absurdist comedy, and humorous parodies. Each episode also featured a human guest star. As the programme became popular, many celebrities were eager to perform with the Muppets on television and in film: by the end of its run over one hundred guest stars had appeared.

Many of the puppeteers also worked on Sesame Street. Muppet performers over the course of the show include Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Louise Gold, Kathryn Mullen, Eren Ozker, and John Lovelady. Jerry Juhl and Jack Burns were two of the show writers.

 

Miss Peggy A

Miss Peggy A Eyelashes

Miss Peggy B


Miss Peggy C-2012-


Kermit A

Kermit B

Kermit C-2012-


Fozzie Bear

Gonzo

Animal-2012-


Fozzie Bear 2014


Variantes : tous les personnages avec deux copyright différents :"JHP" Copyright & "Ha! 1991" Copyright

 

Variations - All characters exist with both "JHP" Copyright & "Ha! 1991" Copyright

James Maury Henson est né le 24 Septembre 1936 à Greenville, Mississippi, le second fils de Paul et Elizabeth Ransom Marcella Henson. Il a grandi près de Leland, où son père, un agronome, a travaillé pour le ministère américain de l'Agriculture. Son enfance fut heureuse, car il explore à la fois ses intérêts artistiques et le terroir, que ce soit seul ou avec des amis. Un de ses amis d'enfance, Kermit, inspireront plus tard le nom de la création la plus célèbre de Henson. Quand il a eu cinq ans, sa famille est retournée au Maryland. La première apparition télévisée Henson est survenu alors qu'il était encore au lycée, un spectacle des marionnettes sur un programme local samedi matin à Washington, DC, le WTOP-TV. Alors  étudiant en première année à l'Université du Maryland, il est devenu professionnel quand une filiale locale de NBC l'engage pour faire un spectacle de cinq minutes en fin de nuit intitulé "Sam and Friends". Sa première partenaire à la scène, Jane Nebel, deviendra plus tard son épouse.

En créant les "Muppets" <une combinaison des mots «marionette puppet " Henson a rejeté le bois peint de la plupart des marionnettes, parce qu'elles n'étaient pas suffisamment expressives. Au lieu de cela, il a mis ses marionnettes, dont une première version de "Kermit", qui n'était pas encore une grenouille,  en tissu de caoutchouc recouvert de mousse, pour leur donner des corps souples, des grosses bouches qui leur ont permis de transmettre un large éventail d'émotions .

Le succès de l'émission fut le tremplin pour une série de messages publicitaires qui lui apporta la célébrité à l'échelle nationale. Bientôt, il fait des apparitions dans les programmes nationaux de réseau tels que The Steve Allen Show, The Jack Paar Show et The Today Show. En 1961, Muppets, Inc grandi, Jim et Jane engagent le marionnettiste et écrivain Jerry Juhl, qui allait devenir l'un des principaux collaborateurs de Jim.

Les Hensons déménagent à New York en 1963, ses apparitions ont augmenté à la télévision The Tonight Show, Ed Sullivan, et The Jimmy Dean Show, et des apparitions hebdomadaires sur le Today Show, ainsi que des publicités. Pour répondre à la demande, il a engagé le marionnettiste constructeur Don Sahlin et du jeune marionnettiste Frank Oz. Pendant ce temps également, il s'essaie à des courts métrages, dont "Time Piece", qui a été nominé pour l'Oscar du meilleur sujet de courts-métrages. En 1968, il diffuse son émission de télévision spéciale d'abord, «Muppets sur les marionnettes", pour National Educational Television.

Avec la création en 1969 de Sesame Street, les Muppets ont atteint la célébrité. Produit par l'atelier de télévision de l'enfance à but non lucratif. Sesame Street utilise l'imagerie flashy et le rythme rapide commun dans les publicités de télévision pour enfants d'âge préscolaire et enseignent sur les lettres, les nombres et les valeurs sociales. Le producteur PBS Joan Ganz Cooney avait invité Henson pour créer une famille de personnages pour peupler Muppet Sesame Street. Henson et son équipe de création a créé un certain nombre de personnages mémorables de Sesame Street, dont Oscar the Grouch, Bert et Ernie, Grover, Cookie Monster et Big Bird, chacun avec des personnalités distinctes. Le succès Henson's Sesame Street l'a mis sur la voie de sa prochaine production télévisuelle, The Muppet Show, une émission hebdomadaire de variétés hébergée par Kermit the Frog, avec une distribution élargie des Muppets et l'invité vedette, de vrais acteurs et des célébrités. Le spectacle fut un succès immédiat dès sa première en 1976 et était encore populaire lorsque Henson a décidé de cesser sa production en 1981, afin de se concentrer sur de plus grands défis.

Sa compagnie a maintenant grandi pour inclure une grande variété d'émissions pour enfants et du matériel pédagogique, y compris les livres, de la musique, et des émissions de télévision, telles que Fraggle Rock sur HBO et Muppet Babies sur CBS-TV. Son intérêt créatif principal, cependant, a été au cinéma. En 1979, il avait remporté un franc succès auprès des jeunes et moins jeunes avec le premier film grand écran de Muppet, simplement intitulé The Muppet Movie. La comédie musicale a lancé une série de films Muppet, dont The Great Muppet Caper (1981) et The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), qui continue encore aujourd'hui.

Henson est décédé d'une pneumonie à New York le 16 Mai, 1990. Au cours de sa carrière de plus de 30 ans, Henson a reçu dix-huit Emmy Awards, sept Grammy Awards, quatre prix Peabody, et de nombreux autres honneurs. "


James Maury Henson was born September 24, 1936, in Greenville, Mississippi, the second son of Paul Ransom and Elizabeth Marcella Henson. He grew up in nearby Leland, where his father, an agronomist, worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. His childhood was a happy one, as he explored both his artistic interests and the local countryside, whether alone or with friends. One of his childhood friends, Kermit, would later inspire the name of Henson's most celebrated creation. When he was in fifth grade, his family returned to Maryland. Henson's first television appearance occurred while he was still in high school, performing puppets on a local Washington, D.C., Saturday morning program on WTOP-TV. While a freshman at the University of Maryland, he turned professional when a local NBC affiliate hired him to do a five-minute late-night show called "Sam and Friends." His first performing partner, Jane Nebel, would later become his wife.

In creating the "muppets" ‹ a combination of the words "marionette puppet" ‹ Henson rejected the painted wood appearance of most puppets of the period because they were not sufficiently expressive of emotion. Instead, he crafted his puppets, including an early version of "Kermit," who was not yet a frog, out of flexible, fabric-covered foam rubber, giving them supple bodies and large mouths that allowed them to convey a wide range of emotions.

Success from the show proved the stepping stone for a series of commercials that brought him nationwide fame. Soon, he was making guest appearances on such national network programs as The Steve Allen Show, The Jack Paar Show, and The Today Show. In 1961, as Muppets, Inc. grew, Jim and Jane brought on puppeteer and writer Jerry Juhl, who would become one of Jim's major collaborators.

The Hensons moved to New York in 1963 as his television appearances grew to include The Tonight Show, Ed Sullivan, and The Jimmy Dean Show, and weekly appearances on The Today Show as well as commercials. To keep up with demand, he hired master puppet builder Don Sahlin and young puppeteer Frank Oz. During this time also, he experimented with short films, including "Time Piece," which was nominated for an Oscar for best live-action short subject. In 1968 he broadcast his first television special, "Muppets on Puppets," for National Educational Television.

With the premiere in 1969 of Sesame Street, the Muppets reached superstardom. Produced by the nonprofit Children's Television Workshop, Sesame Street used flashy imagery and quick pacing common in television commercials to teach preschoolers about letters, numbers, and social values. PBS producer Joan Ganz Cooney had invited Henson to create a family of Muppet characters to populate Sesame Street. Henson and his creative team created a number of memorable characters for Sesame Street, including Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Cookie Monster, and Big Bird, each with distinctive personalities. Henson's success on Sesame Street paved the way for his next television production, The Muppet Show, a weekly syndicated variety show hosted by Kermit the Frog with an expanded cast of both new and familiar muppets and guest starring live actors and celebrities. The show was an immediate success upon its premiere in 1976 and was still popular when Henson decided to cease production in 1981 in order to concentrate on greater challenges.

His company by now had expanded to include a wide variety of children's programming and educational materials, including books, music, and television shows, such as Fraggle Rock on HBO and Muppet Babies on CBS-TV. His primary creative interest, however, was in motion pictures. In 1979, he had scored a hit with young and old alike with the first big-screen Muppet movie, titled simply The Muppet Movie. The musical-comedy launched a series of Muppet movies, including The Great Muppet Caper (1981) and The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), which has continued into the present.

Henson died of pneumonia in New York on May 16, 1990. Over the course of a career spanning more than 30 years, Henson received eighteen Emmy awards, seven Grammy awards, four Peabody awards, and numerous other honors."