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Labyrinth (1986)

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“I ask for so little.  Just fear me, love me, do as I say, and I will be your slave,” says Jareth the Goblin King to Sarah Williams. The original Digital Shortbread link: Labyrinth (1986). Jim Henson brought joy and education to children and … Continue reading

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Smithsonian National Museum of American History

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During my recent trip to Washington D.C., I checked out several historical sites and museums.  One of the places I visited was the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.  Among the items on display were the following: Also on display … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 12/10/13 Recommendations

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The Dark Crystal (1982)

“Now, ask what the Great Conjunction is, what’s the Great Conjunction?” says Aughra to Jen.  Jen responds, “What’s the Great Conjunction?  You tell me!”  “The Great Conjunction is the end of the world!  Or the beginning.  Hmm!” In 1982, co-directors … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 4/13/13 Recommendations

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Jim Henson: An Appreciation

Jim Henson (1936-1990) was a puppeteer, writer, producer, and director.  Henson attended the University of Maryland, College Park, where he created Sam and Friends as a freshman.  After struggling with a few programs that he created, he would find success … Continue reading

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Center For Puppetry Arts

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One of the reasons I decided to visit Georgia recently was to see the Center For Puppetry Arts in Atlanta.  It wasn’t until I visited the Center that I found out that this year was its 35th anniversary.  The main … Continue reading

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‘Lilo and Stitch’ & ‘How To Train Your Dragon’

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Chris Sanders is an animation character designer and director who got his start working on Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies for television.  Sanders then moved to Disney, where he worked as a storyboard artist, production designer, and character designer on films … Continue reading

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Those Oscar Missed: Stuart Freeborn

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Today it was reported that Stuart Freeborn had died at age 98.  Mr. Freeborn had worked for over five decades in the motion picture industry as a makeup artist, and worked on some very high-profile films during that time.  He … Continue reading

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Those Oscar Missed Volume 1: Best Production Design

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  The original Yards of Grapevine link: Those Oscar Missed: Best Production Design Best Production Design is one of my favorite Oscar categories.  This is the category where artists can shine the most.  There’s been so much great work over … Continue reading