Does anybody ever wonder why Jim Henson didn't direct The Muppet Movie? I thought that Jim Henson would have wanted to be a film director, yet for the Muppets big-screen debut, James Frawlry, who as far as I know had no previous experience with The Muppets, directed it. One of the muppet morsels said that Jim Henson had wanted to be a film director, and the success of The Muppet Show allowed his dream to come true. However, as I said, he didn't direct The Muppet Movie, and he would only direct three movies. Even if one was to think that it would be hard to direct and act in the same movie, directing and acting should be easier for a puppeteer, since the performer looks at what he or she is doing on a monitor. Or, if Henson couldn't direct the first movie, I wonder if Henson had ever considered having somebody that he worked with more direct The Muppet Movie. Somebody like Phillip Casson, Peter Harris, or Jon Stone.