Ted Johansson

Gonzo the Incredible

Brad Bird’s and Jim Henson’s Birthday

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Today two very inspiring men share birthday – Happy 79th Birthday to Jim Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) and Happy 58th Birthday to Brad Bird (September 24, 1957). My way to celebrate is to make a mashup between these two worlds. Have a nice day!

Andreas Qassim

"Sam" by Andreas Qassim

The Star of Sam and Friends

I’m currently reading Brian Jay Jones excellent biography on Jim Henson. Sam and Friends (1955-1961) was the five minute/twice a day televised puppet show where it all started for Jim Henson and Jane Nebel (who became Henson in 1959). Thought I’d share this golden oldie from 1996 (the previous millennium mind you) of the star of the show. If you’re a hardcore fan like us at Scandinavian Muppet Art or just slightly interested in the man behind the muppets, I warmly recommend Jim Henson: The Biography.

Studio Qassim