Jim Henson is best known as creator of The Muppets. But he was also a bit of a hippy, and on the road to mainstream success he had quite a reputation for surrealistic / avante garde film. Below are three fine examples of his lesser known experimental work.
Time Piece (1969) 8 mins
Ripples (1967) 1 min
Limbo – The Organised Mind (live on The Johnny Carson Show 1974) 4 mins
TV was so much trippier back then.
Fascinating films – thanks for those
Film Music Composer said...
Jim Henson’s first television was on The Ed Sullivan Show. Clearly gifted.
Remember the monster sketh ever SNL for the first season?
Muppet Show, again brilliant.
His daughter couldn’t hold it together after his death because no one on the planet can do the voices or the movements as portrayed in a Family Guy episode.
Nice site – you have some great information about Jim Henson and his experimental period. I thought you’d be interested to know that “The Cube” is now available for download on iTunes.
This experimental film depicts a man who finds himself in a white cubical room and has no idea how he got there. Although anyone can enter the cube, the man cannot leave. Panels in the cube open temporarily to admit various visitors, some of whom seem to know the man or want to offer advice.
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