There will be a special Jim Henson Legacy event in Perth, Australia. Muppets, Music and Magic: The Jim Henson Legacy will be featured at the Revelation Perth Film Festival July 7 through July 17, 2016. The event includes over 120 international films presented at cinemas, galleries, cafes, and bars across Perth. It attracts 12,000 patrons and 50 national and international guests over 10 days.
Jim Henson Legacy film programs include:
- The Jim Henson Legacy: Commercials & Experiments – A collection of shorts, commercials and rare gems from the Henson vault. Experience the abstract and unusual works produced as corporate training films, TV commercials, and short films. This program includes excerpts from experimental TV programs The Cube and Youth ‘68, and Time Piece, the 8-minute Oscar- nominated experimental masterpiece directed by (and starring) Jim Henson himself.
- Jim Henson’s Tales from Muppetland – No one can tell a classic fairy tale better than Kermit and his friends. Including some of Kermit the Frog’s finest moments – notably his Sesame Street News reports – this hilarious program features excerpts from The Muppet Show and special condensed versions of Tales of the Tinkerdee, Hey Cinderella, and The Frog Prince.
- The Jim Henson Legacy: Muppet Music Moments – Music and the Muppets go together like pigs and frogs. This is a hugely entertaining compilation of famous tunes, famous artists, and famous moments from The Muppet Show with all manner of special guest appearances and Muppet accompaniments.
- The Jim Henson Legacy: Jim Henson – In Performance – This compilation illuminates the development of Henson’s classic characters such as Kermit, Rowlf the Dog, Ernie, and the Swedish Chef from not just the earliest years of the characters but the earliest years of television.
- The Jim Henson Legacy: Jim Henson – His Sesame Street Story – A look at Henson’s early Sesame Street collaborations with puppeteers such as Frank Oz, Fran Brill, and Caroll Spinney. This program is packed with rare clips from TV specials, guest appearances on talk and variety shows, and much more.
- The Jim Henson Legacy: Jim Henson Behind the Seams – Witness Muppet magic come alive in this compilation of documentary clips, interviews, and fantastic behind the scenes footage. This is a rare and very enjoyable look at the science behind Henson’s unique work.
- Labyrinth – When Sarah teasingly wishes that goblins would take her brother away, her wish comes true! Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this beloved film.
- The Dark Crystal – A cult classic with marionettes, puppetry, and amazing practical special effects. Jen, a young Gelfling, is charged to find and heal the Dark Crystal before the evil race of Skeksis take control.