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Frank Oz: The CFQ Interview

Frank Oz: The CFQ Interview

It’s amazing some researchers haven’t figured out a way of determining personalities based on what aspect of Frank Oz’s career one is impressed with. Of course there’s Yoda — Frank voiced the beloved, and powerful, Jedi master, operated the puppet for most of the STAR WARS films, and for many helped form the heart and [...]

Hugo (Capsule: The Muppets): CFQ Spotlight Podcast 2:46.1

Hugo (Capsule: The Muppets): CFQ Spotlight Podcast 2:46.1

At first glance, it doesn’t seem like there’d be much intersect between HUGO — the fanciful film based on Brian Selznick’s vividly illustrated novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret — and director Martin Scorsese. It’s set in a Parisian railway station circa the 1930’s, so there’s little opportunity for Brooklyn accents; it’s about an orphan [...]

Jim Henson & Tale of Sand: New York Comic Con 2011 Podcast

Jim Henson & Tale of Sand: New York Comic Con 2011 Podcast

Lest we forget that Jim Henson was about more than Kermit and Big Bird (ahem, DARK CRYSTAL, THE STORYTELLER, and on, and on…), this year’s New York Comic Con staged a panel in which Henson archivist Karen Falk and Archaia Editor-in-Chief Stephen Christy exhibited footage from the Muppet-master’s experimental short films, commercials, and TV plays, [...]