24 reasons to celebrate the Muppets
The 24th Singapore International Film Festival (SIFF) is honouring the late Jim Henson, creator of the iconic Muppets, on 24th September, in a special four-documentary screening exploring the life and works of the American puppeteer.
Kicking off the celebrations on Saturday – the day of what would have been Hensonâ€™s 75th birthday – is Muppet History 101, which examines the origins of the Muppets phenomenon through rarely seen footage.
Following the screening, Jim Hensonâ€™s long time publicist Arthur Novell will talk with TV ASIA Plusâ€™ Marc Checkley about his experience working with Henson for more than a decade, and will also answer questions from the public on anything â€˜Muppetâ€™.
The other three films – Commercials and Experiments, Muppet Fairytales and Muppet Music Moments – will screen at 1.30pm, 7.30pm and 9.30pm respectively.