Muppet Maestro

An Interview with Brian Jay Jones

Jim Henson’s visionary work as a puppeteer changed the way the world thought about television, children’s entertainment, and the inner lives of adults and kids alike. We spoke with Brian Jay Jones, author of the bestselling biography Jim Henson, about the unlikely origins of the Muppets and how Henson’s unique creative process worked.


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Brian Jay Jones: For Henson, character was always king. Character is what drove and made the success of the Muppets. It was the way the characters related to each other, …

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