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Why has no coverage been put up about John Henson's death?

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by WalterFan1234, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. WalterFan1234

    WalterFan1234 Active Member

    It troubles me that there has been no tribute to the late John Henson on muppet central. Does anyone know why this happens?
     
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Dude, I found out that Filmation Founder Lou Schiemer did last year a few weeks ago. Cartoonists, animators, voice actors... guys like that rarely get coverage unless they're huge names in their field. I'm surprised Jerry Nelson got the coverage he did, though BOTH the Emmys and Academy Awards didn't disappoint in overlooking him because he wasn't some screenwriter that wrote that one thing.
     
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  3. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

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  4. WalterFan1234

    WalterFan1234 Active Member

    At least they've done that so far. It just surprises me that there hasn't been an actual article on the website. Jane was given one.
     
  5. WalterFan1234

    WalterFan1234 Active Member

    Yes that's true. Jerry deserved the tribute though he is such a veteran. Hopefully more will come for john
     
  6. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    If you watch Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge it kind of an in direct tribute to everyone who has worked with the Muppets and Henson.
     
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  7. WalterFan1234

    WalterFan1234 Active Member

    That is interesting. I will have to watch it
     
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  8. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Well I saw a news report for his death on 2/16/14 on ABC World News, kinda surprised he was famous enough to be on the news. Besides him Oswald Morris, the b.s.c guy from GMC passed away last month and I haven't heard anything about it.
     
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  9. WalterFan1234

    WalterFan1234 Active Member

    Very true facts. Only thing that bothers me is that muppet central has said nothing. I mean john is the son of jim Henson, the creator of the muppets, and John did a lot to help after Jim died. He even voiced sweetums after richard hunt passed on.
     
  10. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    One thing I have to complain about the news report and so many other reports on his death, but John Henson gets too much credit for Sweetums! With all due respect to the late and great John Henson, but Richard Hunt brought the character alive, could'nt they at least have said "the wonderful successor to the late Richard Hunt's character, Sweetums". I mean John didn't do much with Sweetums, he had like 2 lines in MTI and some in MWoO, but that's basically it!
     
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  11. WalterFan1234

    WalterFan1234 Active Member

    There is no replacing richard hunt. He is my all time favorite performer. No can be close to as good as him. But John at least tried his best. Didn't he do him in the muppets too?
     
  12. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    If you're thinking about The Muppets (2011) then no, Matt Vogel performed him and is now his recurring performer. John left the muppets in 2005 like Brian Henson for whatever reason.
     
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  13. WalterFan1234

    WalterFan1234 Active Member

    Oh okay thanks. Yeah I mean I think he still made his mark with the group. Maybe not as much as Brian Henson, but he's done a lot. I wonder why he left in 2005...
     
  14. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    That was around the time when he began sprouting in the non-muppet areas, I mean with Puppet Up and Creature Challange which were probably budding projects at the time, and since Disney had the muppets in good hands there was no reason for him to be there.
     
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  15. WalterFan1234

    WalterFan1234 Active Member

    Yes you're probably right. Puppet up and Tinseltown really disappointed me. They defeated what the muppets were really about.
     
  16. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    It's not that John Henson doesn't "deserve" a banner, but Jane Henson was the co-founder of the Muppets, and Jerry Nelson was one of the first performers. It's different - no less sad or somber, but it's still different.
     
  17. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I don't know what more could have been done for John, he passed away before there was time to add his name to the tribute at the end of Muppets most wanted. When he passed Henson.com and Disney both sent condolences on Facebook and Twitter.
    Sometimes I think it's best to just leave well enough alone and let the family grieve.
     
  18. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Thing is, how much is there to say? John didn't work that much with the Muppets throughout his lifetime, so people who didn't know him personally didn't really have much to say. With Jerry Nelson, he was all over the place, and regular fans liek you and me had many different memories of Jerry and our favorite characters. For this reason, you'll notice the fan sites have collected thoughts and prayers from those who knew him best, like this post on the Muppet Mindset and the same for Toughpigs. From what we hear, John was a wonderful person, but to the fans, we don't really know all that much about him.

    I wrote a tribute to John when he passed away, but there really wasn't much to be said for someone like me who didn't know him personally.

    When I spoke to Craig Shemin, I asked him to share some thoughts and memories of John, as he knew him personally, and I hoped to make it a tribute to John, with things that many of us couldn't say. Craig shared some great stories about him which you can read here, and according to Mr. Shemin, John always had a smile on his face, much like Jim himself.

    Rest in peace John.
     
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  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    When John passed, i was more sad for Brian Lisa and Cheryl. They had just recently lost there mom, so I know that it had to be hard.
     


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