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Muppets™, Music and Magic: Jim Henson's Legacy at ACMI

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Delve Deep into Jim Henson's on-screen Muppet Vault
Melbourne's very own Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will present an enchanting on-screen season this Spring, celebrating the world's most famed puppeteer, Jim Henson.

Muppets™, Music and Magic: Jim Henson's Legacy
will screen at the ACMI between 21 September and 11 October, 2015. The season delves into Jim Henson's puppetry vault, introducing all the very best experimental films, TV commercials, animations, as well as some of the most famed famous and influential TV programmes (Sesame Street).

Jim Henson in Muppet History 101. Image c/o ACMI
Jim Henson in Muppet History 101. Image c/o ACMI


Featured sessions include;

Muppet History 101 - 24 and 27 September
Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault from 22 September to 5 October
Jim Henson: Behind the Seams from 24 September to 4 October
Jim Henson: In Performance from 24 September to 6 October
Commercials and Experiments from 26 September to 10 October
Jim Henson's Tales from Muppetland from 23 September to 11 October
Jim Henson: His Sesame Street Story from 23 September to 4 October
Muppet Musical Moments from 21 September to 10 October
The Dark Crystal from 27 September to 11 October
A Dog's Life: A Rowlf Retrospective on 23 & 29 September.
The Evolution of Miss Piggy on 22 & 25 September
Being Elmo from 28 September to 11 October

Dark Crystal
Jim Henson's Dark Crystal c/o ACMI


Muppets™, Music and Magic: Jim Henson's Legacy commemorates 25 years since Jim Henson's passing. The season will feature guest speaker Martin Baker (UK) from the Jim Henson Foundation, who will share his personal viewpoints on the work of the late puppeteer's furry characters.

Ticket prices start from $7. Head to acmi.net.au/jim-hensons-legacy for session times and to book tickets.
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Why? We all love the Muppets
When: 21 September and 11 October, 2015
Phone: 8663 2200
Where: ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne
Cost: Tickets from $7
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The Muppets bring back some memories. It was a great show. Aboloutely loved Jim Henson's work.
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