Thursday, September 08, 2005

Jim Henson to be Honored at the Academy

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame honors people who have made outstanding contributions in the arts, sciences or management of television, based upon either cumulative contributions and achievements or a singular contribution or achievement. Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, has gain the honor of a beautiful wall sculpture in his honor that will be displayed at the Television Academy's Hall of Fame Plaza in North Hollywood.

A very handsome likeness of Jim Henson, surrounded by Kermit, Gonzo, Rowlf, and other Muppets will be unveiled in honor of the late Muppet pioneer later this month. The sculpture is said to be in the same style as the Hanna and Barbera presented earlier this year, perhaps even by the same sculptor, Richard Ellis (however the exact details of the sculpture are unknown at this time).

On Wednesday, September 28, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame will be dedicating the wall sculpture honoring Jim Henson. The event will take place at the Hall of Fame Plaza at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Many Henson and Muppet employees, friends, family, and even some characters are slatted to appear to dedicate the sculpture at the unveiling.

This September is full of events honoring Jim Henson. Commemorative US Postage stamps in honor of Jim and the Muppets will be released on September 29, 2005. And on September 14, a book full of Henson’s wisdom and spirit, “It’s not Easy Being Green: and Other Things to Contemplate”, will be released; it is sure to be a lovely tribute to Jim. September is the month of Jim’s Birthday (September 24). Jim would have been 69 in September. 2005 marks the 15th anniversary of his death on May 16.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was checking out the USPS site yesterday and they state that the Muppet Stamps won't be released until Sept. 28 of this year.

http://www.usps.com/cpim/ftp/bulletin/2005/html/pb22162/p.html

Ryan said...

Hey Greg, I'm just getting a white empty space here.

Derek said...

Something's changed. If you're not using Internet Explorer, all you can see is a blank space where the news should be...

Ozzel said...

Just tried viewing in IE, and sure enough, there they are (this story and the Gonzo one), but the font is different on them. But in Firefox, they're just blank.