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Was anyone ever at The Henson Studios?

Discussion in 'Henson Alternative' started by Muppet fan 123, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Was anyone here ever been to The Jim Henson Studios?
    What's it like there? If anyone has been there please let me know, I am planning a trip to L.A. and I need to know if you can get into the Studios, and I will probably have to book in advance.
  2. I was just there last Saturday, but the place was covered with paparazzi; apparently Gwen Stefani was doing a fashion show there so there was no chance of getting in.
    Call ahead!
  3. RockSTAR girl

    RockSTAR girl Member

    if someone else goes, id love to know what the process is to getting in there, like if there are tours etcc
  4. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    A couple had a wedding at the Jim Henson studios a year ago! Disneyland, step aside. There's a new dream wedding location that is embedded in my heart.

    Check it out here.
  5. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    From what I have read/heard it's not as easy getting into the JHC studios. They do not have tours or last I heard they didn't, but if Muppets is a big as I'm thinking there may be something like tours of the Muppet Studios.
    There are a few Video Podcasts from Henson.com that are really cool, and would be really cool to check out. www.henson.com
  6. Count von Count

    Count von Count Active Member

    I'm going to be in LA this friday, and I tired for a month to get info and try to set up a tour. I left a lot of messages but in the end I got patched through to a automated voice answering machine that said they do not allow tours due to their heavy schedule.

    But if any knows someone who works there and can set up a tour let me now, soon! :)
  7. ToasterBoy

    ToasterBoy Active Member

    Muppet fan 123 and KermieBaby47 like this.
  8. catherine

    catherine Active Member

    maybe if some one goes, could they post some pictures up on here?
  9. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I'm wondering if they kept a lot of the things up that they did for the Muppets.
  10. ToasterBoy

    ToasterBoy Active Member

    No. Well, the Kermit is still on the roof but that was there to begin with. All the props, signage, etc was removed after shooting.
  11. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Thats to bad it looked like from pictures and things that they did a lot more decorating then what got used in the film.
  12. InspiredByJim

    InspiredByJim New Member

    Just happened to pop in and found this forum question. No, JH Studios does not give tours. You can, however, see and take pictures of the facade on La Brea, just south of Hollywood Blvd, which has a larger than life sized Kermit on top of the tower, and a painting of Charlie Chaplin at ground level, looking as though he's stepping out of the building. Theirs is a very busy, and very compact studio, with many projects going.

    I recently went to Hollywood and took pictures of the facade to post on my website:
    http://www.dark-crystal-tribute.com/trivia.html

    I also give general info on what to look for in studio tours, and what to look for in a tour experience. There are many that actively promote tours. Those are the ones you want. It's easy to check on studios that do offer tours. Just do an internet search. If they want tourists to visit, they'll have a site for it, I guarantee. If there is no site with tour info, likely they do not give tours. Universal, Sony, Warner Brothers, and Paramount all have large studios, and offer studio tours.

    If you want to see Kermit and the gang, check out the California Adventure park at Disneyland.


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