Center for Puppetry Arts Blog

Puppets for Puppetry 2018: Recap and Photos

May 30, 2018 15:56
The Center for Puppetry Arts team recently visited Hollywood, where The Jim Henson Company hosted a fundraiser in our benefit! In addition to supporting the Center for Puppetry Arts, the event was also held to honor legendary Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney. It was an evening full of star performances, heartfelt speeches, laughter, happy tears, and, yes, lots of puppets! Here are some of the highlights:

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8 Fun Facts About Follow That Bird

March 9, 2017 12:55
“We’ll laugh our cares away on this easy going day…” We’re excited to present a showing of Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird this weekend! Before you go, let us help you brush up on your movie trivia. Here are 8 things you may not know about Follow That Bird:

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Jim Henson's Impact on Television

November 17, 2016 14:46
Jim Henson didn’t set out to be a puppeteer; instead, he had ambitions to work in television, and puppetry was his first step into the industry at age 16, when he responded to a casting call for puppeteers for a new local morning show. Fast forward to Sam & Friends and beyond, and it’s safe to say his programming was revolutionary, and his impact on the small screen is immeasurable. Read on for some highlights of Jim’s television career, all of which are documented in our Worlds of Puppetry Museum.

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