Tag Archive: James Bobin

[Review] THE MUPPETS revitalises Jim Henson’s beloved franchise

Jim Henson’s treasured puppet creations The Muppets are back on the big screen after a 12 year absence, following the disappointing 1999 outing Muppets From Space. This reinvention, simply titled The Muppets and directed by James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords), has finally hit international theatres following a brilliant and seemingly endless viral campaign. It’s the first Muppets release since Disney …

Continue reading »

[Watch] The Sound of THE MUPPETS

The SoundWorks Collection have produced a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the challenges and joys of making the Muppets as compelling aurally as they are physically. Director James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords) and a few key technical crew members discuss The Muppets musical numbers, the difficulties in syncing up a human voice to felt mouth movement, and the film’s sound …

Continue reading »

[Watch] 1 minute of THE MUPPETS opening song and dance sequence

One minute of The Muppets opening song and dance number was released online today, and the scene is a really fun way to introduce new Muppet Walter and his human friend Gary (Jason Segel). It’s nice to see some musical footage after a slew of parody trailers, as fun as they were, and I think …

Continue reading »