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Retired Muppets will move to Atlanta

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by bknatchbull, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    I hope they Show Sam & Friends.
     
  2. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Puppets on display

    Kermit can just be seen waving in his director's chair(right hand side on edge of screen), then inside the exhibit is Rowlf, The Swedish Chef, Dr teeth, the La Choy dragon, Ernie, the Jim Henson muppet and some Dog City type puppets. It is a shame that Waldorf and Guy Smiley werent there.They also saved the stained glass of Jim and Frank working Bert and Ernie from the New York Townhouse, which was nice.
     
  3. The puppets that are featured in the exhibit are:

    Rowlf
    The La Choy Dragon
    Swedish Chef
    Dr. Teeth
    Ernie
    Dog City characters (3 of them, I seem to recall)
    Jim Henson, from the Country Trio

    It's an outstanding exhibit. I really recommend that everyone try and get over to Atlanta sometime this year.

    I was honored to be in attendance at this exhibit opening in September, and included recordings of both this opening AND the panel discussion done later the same day at the center. It's in show#25 if you want to hear it!
     
  4. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    There was a picture showing King Rupert and Featherstone at the Exhibit as well. Oh Man This is so exicting seeing all of those Vintage Muppets on Display after all these years! :) :) :)
     
  5. Mr Devco

    Mr Devco New Member

    Is there a list of the puppets that will be retired?
     
  6. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    The list would be too long.It is basically all the Muppets that the Jim Henson Company have acumilated and survived.Conflicting numbers have been reported.One source says 300 and another says 500 to 700.But dont worry about them "retiring".It is just the puppets, not the characters, as Disney are working on new puppets.
     
  7. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Right, if it was just an exhibit of retired Muppets it would be rather small... and it would smell like a retirement home. *motions towards Statler, Waldorf, Pops. Hilda, Mildred, etc.*
     
  8. SgtGonzoPepper

    SgtGonzoPepper New Member

    i just saw an add for it in a magazine I got when my mom went to the fox theatre.. Im SO excited.
     
  9. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    LMBO Ryan!You're baaadddd but FUNNY!:D
     
  10. RKUNKLER

    RKUNKLER New Member

    I went to the exibit and it was great. The Muppets that are featured in the exhibit are:

    Rowlf
    The La Choy Dragon
    Swedish Chef
    Dr. Teeth
    Ernie
    Bugsy them and
    2 Cop Dogs from Dog City
    Jim Henson, from the Country Trio.
    Kermit can just be seen waving in his director's chair outside the exibit.
    Inside there is also a slide show on a monitor and 3 smaller monitors on on top of the other in vertical rows on either side of the big monitor. The monitors on either side show clips of different sketches from the 50 years. It starts with the country trio and moves to The Muppet Show with Rowlf singing Cottleston Pie and the lephrochaun Brothers. It then shows clips from Sesame Street and the Movies. The walls explain about the Characters and Jims progression. There are even some rare photos of The La Choy Dragon being performed and how they did the fire breathing and 1 of Jim Henson and frank Oz in :sleep: and :boo: Balcony box with their heads up out of the box. There is no photography allowed so i didnt get any pictures. I even talked to 1 of the workers and told him how it would be great if they had the museum as the Muppet theater moving into the different sets for the different shows that the charaters were on. He said they thought of that But he doesnt think they are talented to do it. A downside is it doesnt look like they have space for this. He also said that there isnt alot of Sesame Street Muppets because of Sesame Workshop. Its great and a bigger exibit starts in September. Everyone should go.
     
  11. wow I wasn't even aware there was such a thing for puppets. Thats very interesting. I'll have to go check that out.
     
  12. Psammeadboi

    Psammeadboi Active Member

    I was just at the Museum at the beginning of January. The exhibit is small, but well worth checking out. The Muppets are wonderfully displayed in classic poses and it does the heart good to see them in person. The room they are showcased in, however small, is full of colors and shapes that are aesthetically pleasing and right in the vein of the Muppets.

    There are no pictures allowed, unfortunately, but its not enforced. At least, it wasn't when I was there ;) . I also had the pleasure of making a friend at the museum who allowed me twice, on two seperate visits, to go behind the scenes to see the Mystic they once had on display and Mr. and Mrs. Fox from Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas.

    I about fainted when I saw the Mystic. I wasn't allowed to touch it for obvious reasons, but I did get to take tons of pictures of the decaying relic.

    But if you're going to the Museum, see the permanent exhibit, too. It has Link Hogthrob and Dr. Julius Strangepork, Fish face goblin from Labyrinth, and SkekUng from the Dark Crystal.
     
  13. peyjenk

    peyjenk New Member

    I'm going to Atlanta in about two weeks for my spring break... and guess where I'll be stopping by.....
     
  14. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member

    That's how I felt one time at a different Muppet exhibit. I saw a Garthim and Aughra (yep, the original one Frank Oz performed)! They had her up on a stand (in a glass case) and had her positioned so she was glaring down at you.

    I'm glad you got to see the Mystic! Good that you had such a fun time.:insatiable:

    Convincing John
     
  15. RustyDog

    RustyDog New Member

    well i'm near Atlanta and I've been planning to go to the center, if i can i'll take some pics. I'm really excited about seeing the exhibit.:):halo::D
     
  16. peyjenk

    peyjenk New Member

    Okay, so I started another thread about this because I forgot about this one (oops :o). But I went to the Center yesterday (I'm down south visiting family in Atlanta and Montgomery) and it was the most inspirational, celebrational thing I've seen in a long time. The video tribute to Jim was beautifully done, and I loved the display that showcased the other puppeteers in a circle around Jim. And, of course, who wouldn't love seeing Dr. Teeth in person?

    One thing that really struck me was how small the Muppets were. On TV and the movies, they all look so much bigger!

    I can't wait to go back when the Jim Henson wing is open.
     
  17. Hey Peyton, I'm glad you got a chance to see everything at the Center. Isn't it incredible?

    I laughed when I read your remark about the Muppets being "small". My reaction was actually quite the opposite! Especially when I saw Link and Dr. Strangepork in the museum, I thought to myself "Wow, those are 3 or 4 feel long...that's almost my entire arm!". And even seeing the Swedish Chef and the rest of the gang in the Henson exhibit, they looked so much larger to me. Probably because I'm used to seeing them on the TV screen, which of course shrinks them down a bit.

    I just thought it was funny that our reactions were almost completely opposite!
     
  18. Anyone know if the exhibit/wing is still on track for 2012?
     
  19. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    I think it is. They should still have the three exhibits open as of right now still. The Jim Henson Legacy will probably start making announcements as the date gets closer. It's still March, so we have plenty of time to think about it. Right now, we should all be excited about the new Muppet movie coming out for Thanksgiving.
     
  20. There's plenty of enthusiasm for both, but given the choice, I'd rather see that collection.
     


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