Here’s an excellent experimental film from the young Jim Henson.
I’m a big fan of the Muppets… I was indoctrinated from an early age with lots of Sesame Street. The early Muppets stuff I think is some of the most fun and inventive stuff I’ve seen done with the television medium.
Here is the first part of a very cool behind the scenes documentary on the Muppet Show (with links to the other 5 parts below)… I haven’t had time to watch the whole thing yet, but if you’re into puppetry, you could learn a lot from this.
It’s pretty facinating (and somewhat disturbing) to see all these muppets with their puppeteers, since the puppeteers are such excellent artists you normally forget they are puppets, and see them as living things.
Definitely not for the little kids! Don’t kill the magic!