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Crafting the Creatures and Characters of Jim Henson’s World

May 2, 2020

On May 2, 2020, Museum of the Moving Image’s Director of Curatorial Affairs Barbara Miller moderated a discussion with Bonnie Erickson, Caroly Wilcox, and Rollie Krewson who all worked with Jim Henson for decades, designing and building beloved puppet characters for Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and beyond. Here they discuss what it took to bring such characters as Elmo, Miss Piggy, and Fizzgig from sketch to screen, illustrated by rare, behind-the-scenes photos.

Discover The Jim Henson Exhibition at Museum of the Moving Image. A traveling version of the exhibition is making stops at venues around the United States.


Discussions with creative figures in film, television, and digital media—formerly the Pinewood Dialogues—made possible with a generous grant from the Pannonia Foundation.