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Frank Oz

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1944-05-25

Hereford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

Male

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Frank Oz (born Richard Frank Oznowicz; May 25, 1944) is a British-born American film director, actor, voice actor and puppeteer who is known for creating and performing the characters Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear in The Muppet Show and for directing films, including the 1986 Little Shop Of Horrors remake and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He is also the operator and voice of Yoda in the Star Wars series. Description above from the Wikipedia article Frank Oz, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia .

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Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best – play music – so they get their old band together and they're on their way, while getting in a bit of trouble here and there.

1980-06-17
Monsters, Inc.

Monsters, Inc.

James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.

2001-11-01
Trading Places

Trading Places

A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

1983-06-07
The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

1980-05-21
Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi

As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor's newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt, the most loathsome outlaw in the universe, who is also keeping Princess Leia as a slave girl. Now a master of the Force, Luke Skywalker rescues his friends, but he cannot become a true Jedi Knight until he wages his own crucial battle against Darth Vader, who has sworn to win Luke over to the dark side of the Force.

1983-05-25
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.

1999-05-19
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of solar systems threaten to break away from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is made on Senator Padmé Amidala, the former Queen of Naboo, twenty-year-old Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker is assigned to protect her. In the course of his mission, Anakin discovers his love for Padmé as well as his own darker side. Soon, Anakin, Padmé, and Obi-Wan Kenobi are drawn into the heart of the Separatist movement and the beginning of the Clone Wars.

2002-05-16
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from its ashes rises the evil Galactic Empire. Jedi hero Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side of the Force to become the Emperor's new apprentice – Darth Vader. The Jedi are decimated, as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Master Yoda are forced into hiding. The only hope for the galaxy are Anakin's own offspring – the twin children born in secrecy who will grow up to become heroes.

2005-05-19
Muppets from Space

Muppets from Space

When Gonzo's breakfast cereal tells him that he's the descendant of aliens from another planet, his attempts at extraterrestrial communication get him kidnapped by a secret government agency, prompting the Muppets to spring into action. It's hard to believe Gonzo's story at first, but Kermit and friends soon find themselves on an epic journey into outer space filled with plenty of intergalactic misadventures.

1999-07-14
The Muppet Movie

The Muppet Movie

Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of a frog-leg restaurant magnate.

1979-06-22
Zathura: A Space Adventure

Zathura: A Space Adventure

After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, a space-themed board game, which they realize has mystical powers when their house is shot into space. With the help of an astronaut, the boys attempt to return home.

2005-11-11
The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and restore order to his world, before the grotesque race of Skeksis find and use the crystal for evil.

1982-12-17
The Muppets Take Manhattan

The Muppets Take Manhattan

When the Muppets graduate from Danhurst College, they take their song-filled senior revue to New York City, only to learn that it isn't easy to find a producer who's willing to back a show starring a frog and a pig. Of course, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy won't take no for an answer, launching a search for someone to take them to Broadway.

1984-07-13
Sesame Street: Sing Yourself Silly!

Sesame Street: Sing Yourself Silly!

Big Bird and his pals are making musical mayhem as they sing the goofiest, nuttiest, silliest songs ever. Join in with Sesame Street favorites Oscar, Ernie, the Count, and more as they tickle your funny bone with tunes like, "Everything in the Wrong Place Ball," "Mary Had a Bicycle," and more. James Taylor drops by to sing "Jellyman Kelly," and Jeremy Irons, Jane Curtin, and Paul Simon lead an all-star cast of celebrities in the showstopper, "Put Down the Duckie." Songs: The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree; Ladybug Picnic; Jellyman Kelly; Wavin' Goodbye to You with My Heart; Old MacDonald Cantata; Everything in the Wrong Place Ball; One Banana; Calcutta Joe; Mary Had a Bicycle; Ten Tiny Turtles on the Telephone; Put Down the Duckie.

1990-01-01
Spies Like Us

Spies Like Us

Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.

1985-12-06
Innocent Blood

Innocent Blood

A beautiful vampire turns a crime lord into a creature of the night.

1992-09-25
A Muppet Family Christmas

A Muppet Family Christmas

In this one-hour Christmas special, Fozzie Bear surprises his mother Emily on Christmas Eve by bringing the entire Muppet gang to her farm to celebrate the holidays. Doc and his dog Sprocket, who had planned a quiet Christmas, end up joining the Muppets in their holiday activities and preparations.The Sesame Street regulars, including Big Bird, Bert, Ernie and others, join the festivities, but to Kermit's dismay, the only one missing is Miss Piggy, who has been caught in a snowstorm.

1987-12-16
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson

While the Muppets prepare a tribute to the late Jim Henson, they learn about the life and career of the renowned puppeteer/film maker.

1990-11-21
Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird

Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird

Follow that bird Big Bird, of course for an imaginative, magical treat starring the cast of TVs Sesame Street in their first movie.

1985-08-02
Henson's Place: The Man Behind the Muppets

Henson's Place: The Man Behind the Muppets

Trace the life and career of visionary puppeteer Jim Henson through this fascinating documentary, which profiles the creative genius's early endeavors in college, his incredible contributions to "Sesame Street" and the creation of "The Muppet Show." In addition to interviews with Henson, his wife, Jane, and close collaborator Frank Oz, this in-depth special also offers viewers a peek inside the magical Henson Workshop.

1984-01-01
The Great Muppet Caper

The Great Muppet Caper

Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time frame Miss Piggy. It's up to Kermit and Muppets to bring the real culprits to justice.

1981-06-26
Monsters University

Monsters University

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.

2013-06-21
Of Muppets & Men: The Making of the Muppet Show

Of Muppets & Men: The Making of the Muppet Show

Documentary about the work of puppeteer Jim Henson and his team in creating The Muppet Show.

1981-01-01
The Muppet Musicians of Bremen

The Muppet Musicians of Bremen

Four mistreated farm animals seek refuge as a band of traveling musicians in this musical tale narrated by Kermit the Frog.

1972-01-01
The Muppets at Walt Disney World

The Muppets at Walt Disney World

Filmed right after the merger between Disney and Jim Henson productions, the Muppet's are featured heading to the greatest place on earth, Walt Disney World. Kermit and Robin take the gang to the swamp for a vacation in Califorina. It is the annual Bug Fry and it's a journey to the roots again for Kermit and Robin. However, the rest of the cast is less than excited about being in a stinking bog. When it is mentioned that they can see the fireworks from Disney, everyone is excited and wants to go to the park instead of being at the bug fry. Kermit says the'll take a short peak and be right back. As the Muppets accidentally break into the park, security tries to round them all up as they visit all of the parks. Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney/MGM. Finally, after being round back up, they get a chance to meet the one and only Mickey Mouse and show a huge musical number at the end.

1990-05-06
Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince

Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince

A retelling of the classic fairy tale of The Frog Prince featuring Kermit the Frog, Kermit's nephew Robin, Sweetums, and a princess cursed to say everything wackbards...I mean backwards.

1971-05-12
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Kevin ultimately found a home on Sesame Street. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary includes rare archival footage, interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.

2011-10-21
Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets

Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets

Rocky Mountain Holiday is a one-hour musical variety special featuring John Denver and the Muppets, which aired on ABC on May 12, 1983. In the special, John and the Muppets go on a summer camping trip to the Rocky Mountains.

1983-05-12
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show

The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show

The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show is a one-hour television special starring the glamorous Miss Piggy, which aired on ABC on September 17, 1982. Miss Piggy hosts her own variety show, with special guests John Ritter, George Hamilton, and Andy Kaufman (as "Tony Clifton"). Under the direction of Kermit the Frog, the Muppets work in the studio control room and, amidst chaos, manage to keep the show on the air. Throughout the show, a romantic triangle develops among Miss Piggy, Ritter (who is smitten with the pig) and Hamilton (who is deeply uncomfortable with the star's romantic inclinations).

1982-09-17
The Muppets Go Hollywood

The Muppets Go Hollywood

In this one-hour special, Kermit the Frog throws a glamorous party at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub to celebrate the premiere of the Muppets' first feature film, The Muppet Movie. Hosts Dick van Dyke and Rita Moreno interview the wide array of celebrities and Muppets who attend the event. Gary Owens serves as off-camera announcer, and appears on-screen to introduce Miss Piggy.

1979-05-16
Muppet*Vision 3-D

Muppet*Vision 3-D

Muppet*vision 3-D, more appropriately, 4-D, can only be seen at the Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL and also at California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA.

1991-05-16
The World of 'The Dark Crystal'

The World of 'The Dark Crystal'

A documentary which explores the making of Jim Henson and Frank Oz's 1982 fantasy film 'The Dark Crystal', which originally aired on PBS in the United States on January 9, 1983. This one-hour documentary details the technological innovations in the field of animatronics, art design, film making, and Henson's own brand of magic. Requiring 5 years of production, including over two years of pre-production, The Dark Crystal was inspired by the imagination of artist Brian Froud and conceived by scores of talented designers, builders, technicians, and performers. The World of the Dark Crystal shows how Jim Henson's Creature Shop in London and the Muppet Workshop in New York brought Brian Froud's art and Jim Henson's vision to life.

1983-01-09
The Muppets on Puppets

The Muppets on Puppets

Jim Henson and Rowlf the Dog explain the art and history of puppetry, and let the viewer in on some of the secrets in performing his own act, the Muppets.

1970-01-05
The Great Santa Claus Switch

The Great Santa Claus Switch

On December 20, 1970, Jim Henson, Art Carney and Ed Sullivan came together for a special Christmas show. Santa Claus (Art Carney) and his elves are ready to deliver presents to children everywhere... But, Cosmo Scam (also Carney) has hatched a plan to kidnap Santa and take his place! One by one, Cosmo abducts Santa's elves and replaces them with his evil henchmen. Can Fred the Elf (Jim Henson) save Christmas before Cosmo burglarizes the world? And will Thig and Thog (Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson), Lothar (Henson) and the Frackles ever find the Christmas spirit? Featuring original songs by Joe Raposo (Sesame Street), this early Jim Henson Muppet special introduced monsters who appear in Muppet productions to this day, like Thog, the Frackles, and the puppet that became Gonzo.

1970-12-05
Reflections of 'The Dark Crystal'

Reflections of 'The Dark Crystal'

A retrospective look back at Jim Henson & Frank Oz's 1982 fantasy film 'The Dark Crystal'.

2007-08-01
Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear

Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear

Fozzie Bear teaches the viewers -- as well as his young friends P.J. and Kai-Lee -- to tell funny jokes and perform impressions and magic tricks. At the end of the video, Fozzie encourages the viewers to bring their parents and friends into the room, to see their Big-Time Comedy Show.

1988-06-01
Sesame Street: Elmo's Potty Time

Sesame Street: Elmo's Potty Time

Join Elmo as he reminisces about his potty training journey and guides viewers as they embark on theirs. Elmo and his Sesame friends give helpful, confidence-building tips and encourage kids to listen to their bodies. Dance, sing and laugh along as kids learn healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Potty training can be fun! Create a positive potty time experience for your child with Elmo, Baby Bear, Grover, and other Sesame Street friends with Elmo's Potty Time! This amusing and song-filled DVD teaches children that everyone - mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends, and even monsters - has to learn how to use the potty. Your child will learn that accidents are okay and that it takes time and practice before he can use the potty on his own. So dance, sing, and laugh as your child learns confidence-building skills and helpful healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

2006-08-22
Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

As the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes, Big Bird decides to leave his Sesame Street friends behind in search of Snuffy. Once locked inside for the night, educational hilarity ensues as Big Bird and Snuffy team up to help a small Egyptian boy solve a riddle - as the rest of the cast searches for their big, yellow friend.

1983-11-16
The Paperwork Explosion

The Paperwork Explosion

The Paperwork Explosion is a four and a half minute film shot by Jim Henson in 1967 for IBM's Magnetic Tape Selectric Typewriter. The film features a number of office workers and other employees (including Frank Oz and the voice of Jim Henson) placing an emphasis on the innovation of machines in the workplace: "Machines should work; people should think." The soundtrack, provided by Raymond Scott, was featured on the album "Manhattan Research, Inc." as a music-only track, the original track with dialogue and other sound effects, and a test reel including improvisational material that would end up in the final film. (Muppet Wiki)

1967-01-01
Sesame Street: Do the Alphabet

Sesame Street: Do the Alphabet

Do The Alphabet is a 1996 Sesame Street direct-to-video compilation, with a framing sequence starring Big Bird and Baby Bear.

1996-02-06
Elmopalooza

Elmopalooza

Jon Stewart is set to host the Sesame Street Muppets' 30 year celebration, but Elmo steps in when things go awry.

1998-02-20
Sesame Street: Cookie Monster's Best Bites

Sesame Street: Cookie Monster's Best Bites

Welcome to a song-filled, smile-making, simply scrumptious video starring everyone's favorite Sesame Street connoisseur de crumbs: Cookie Monster!

2004-01-27
I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

A documentary about Caroll Spinney who has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969. At 78-years-old, he has no intention of stopping.

2015-05-06
Jim Henson: Commercials and Experiments

Jim Henson: Commercials and Experiments

A collection of Jim Henson's commercials, industrial reels, short films and some related talk show appearances. Includes Henson's Oscar nominated short, "Time Piece," in its entirety. Part of the Jim Henson Legacy's "Muppets, Music & Magic" program that debuted at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2004.

2004-11-20
Muppet History 101

Muppet History 101

The program follows the Muppets from their origins in Sam & Friends on local television through commercials, guest appearances, clips from the pilots for The Muppet Show, rare promos, and much more. This compilation, co-curated by late Muppets head writer Jerry Juhl, has been a centerpiece of “Muppets, Music & Magic” since it's premiere presentation in 2004 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

2004-11-21
Muppet Music Moments

Muppet Music Moments

Music was always an integral part of The Muppet Show, and assembled here is a collection of some of the classic music numbers interpreted as only the Muppets can. This compilation features a wide range of musical genres, including performances by guest stars Harry Belafonte, Elton John, and Linda Ronstadt.

2004-11-20
Jim Henson's Tales From Muppetland

Jim Henson's Tales From Muppetland

A compilation of Jim Henson's fairy tale adaptations including condensed versions of Tales of the Tinkerdee, Hey Cinderella and The Frog Prince, as well as excerpts from Sesame Street and The Muppet Show.

2009-07-28
Jim Henson: Behind the Seams

Jim Henson: Behind the Seams

Go behind the scenes to witness the magic of the Muppets in this compilation of rare footage of the variety of puppetry created by Jim Henson. Through a combination of documentary clips, interviews, and rare behind the scenes footage, this program offers an insider’s look at the people behind the Muppets and the hard work it takes to make it all look so easy.

2014-06-21
Jim Henson: His Sesame Street Story

Jim Henson: His Sesame Street Story

This look at the contributions of Jim Henson and his early Sesame Street collaborators (including Frank Oz, Fran Brill, and Caroll Spinney) shows what made the Muppets such an integral part of the beloved show. This program is packed with rare clips from TV specials, guest appearances on talk and variety shows, and much more.

2009-12-12
Muppets Magic From 'The Ed Sullivan Show!'

Muppets Magic From 'The Ed Sullivan Show!'

Long before America came to appreciate the talents of Jim Henson and his brilliant creations, The Muppets, Ed Sullivan had the foresight to identify with Henson's enormous creativity and provide him an opportunity to introduce his unique characters to the American public. With Henson's first appearance on September 18, 1966, The Muppets began to capture America's imagination, breaking down our old conceptions of what could be done with puppetry, challenging us to embrace these creatures as living and thinking beings. Not only does this program introduce us to Kermit, we can also see the beginnings of other Henson characters we've come to know and love, including reindeer discussing Christmas deliveries, singing cows, a monster engulfing a computer, and Kermit swallowing a worm. The charm and warmth that captured children and adults when these inventive segments first aired are just as powerful and compelling today. As you will see... The Muppets' charm and lore are timeless!

2003-01-01
When Star Wars Ruled the World

When Star Wars Ruled the World

That time when Star Wars Ruled the World, the cast discuss what made it a phenomenon.

2004-09-18
In Their Own Words: Jim Henson

In Their Own Words: Jim Henson

The film follows Henson’s career from his first work with his Muppets in the early 1950’s during television’s Golden Age up to his sudden and shocking death in 1990, as he transcended puppetry to become one of the most creative, prolific and influential artists of his time. Key events include his early television work with the Muppets while still a student at the University of Maryland, his commercial work and network appearances in the late 1950s and early 1960’s, his breakthrough with Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and his groundbreaking fantasy films, Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Among those interviewed for the Jim Henson episode are his children, Lisa, Cheryl, Brian and Heather Henson, actors Neil Patrick Harris and Candice Bergen, Willard Scott, director John Landis, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, and Sesame Street cast members Bob McGrath and Carroll Spinney.

2015-09-15
Time Piece

Time Piece

Dislocation in time, time signatures, time as a philosophical concept, and slavery to time are some of the themes touched upon in this nine-minute, experimental film, which was written, directed, and produced by Jim Henson-and starred Jim Henson! Screened for the first time at the Museum of Modern Art in May of 1965, Time Piece enjoyed an eighteen-month run at one Manhattan movie theater and was nominated for an Academy Award for outstanding short subject

1965-05-07
Inside Out

Inside Out

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

2015-06-19
An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

1981-08-21
Return of the Ewok

Return of the Ewok

A mockumentary starring Warwick Davis, the actor who played the Ewok, Wicket W. Warrick in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and the Ewok spin-off films. Davis and David Tomblin, Return of the Jedi's first assistant director, created it, with Tomblin directing. Lucasfilm planned to use the movie as a promotional film for Return of the Jedi, but post-production on the film was never completed.

1982-01-01
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy is a 2004 documentary film directed by Kevin Burns and narrated by Robert Clotworthy. It documents the making of the original Star Wars trilogy.

2004-09-12
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.

2015-12-18
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

Elmo loves his fuzzy, blue blanket, and would never let anything happen to it. However, a tug-of-war with his friend Zoe sends his blanket to a faraway land, and Elmo in hot pursuit. Facing life without his cherished blanket, Elmo musters all of his determination and courage and heads off on an action-packed rescue mission that plunges him into Grouchland-a place full of grouchy creatures, stinky garbage and the villainous Huxley. Along the way, Elmo learns an important lesson about sharing, realizing that he was selfish with his friend and responsible for what happened.

1999-10-01
SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back

SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back

A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the special effects in the second Star Wars installment.

1980-09-22
The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'

The Beginning: Making 'Episode I'

The entire process of making Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) are shown here in this documentary. From pre-production through post-production we get to see visual effects meetings, John Williams music sessions and even the storm that wiped out the pod-racers & props

2001-02-01
Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas

Sesame Street: Elmo Saves Christmas

Can there be such a thing as too much Christmas? Find out... when a magical Christmas wish is granted and Elmo gets to see what the world would be like if every day were Christmas! You'll enjoy lots of songs and holiday cheer with Elmo and his new friend Lightning, the reindeer, and discover for yourself why Christmas is best kept to one day a year!

1997-09-03
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve, nobody would get presents.

1978-12-12
Sesame Street: CinderElmo

Sesame Street: CinderElmo

Our favorite little red monster is the star of this delightful film that playfully skews the story of Cinderella. Originally aired on Fox television in 1999, the feature is a playful mix of human actors and Sesame Street characters that is an easy watch for families with 3- to 7-year-olds. Cinderelmo (he's a boy, if you didn't know) dreams of playing in a castle and meeting the princess (Keri Russell). Unfortunately his mean--but not that mean--stepmother (Kathy Najimy) wants her two other sons to go to the ball at which the princess must declare whom she wishes to marry.

1999-01-01
Out to Lunch

Out to Lunch

The Muppets and the casts of "The Electric Company" and "Sesame Street" take over the ABC Nightly News when the newsroom staff takes a lunch break.

1974-12-10
The Story of Star Wars

The Story of Star Wars

The Skywalker family is at the heart of the Star Wars saga. Now hear the inside story of Luke and Anakin Skywalker from the characters who witnessed it all: the famous droid duo C-3PO and R2-D2. Episodes IV,V and VI are explored in "The Story of Luke Skywalker," which follows the young man escaping from his daily chores on Tatooine to his becoming a hero in the Rebal Alliance. In "The Story of Anakin Skywalker," you'll go behind the mask of the greatest Star Wars villain and discover how Darth Vader started life as a young Podracing Champ on Tatooine and later became a headstrong young Jedi seduced by the Dark Side of the Force. With clips from the Star Wars films, C-3PO and R2-D2 take you on an hour-long journey through the saga and prepare you for the explosive final chapter: Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.

2005-08-18
An Evening with Jim Henson and Frank Oz

An Evening with Jim Henson and Frank Oz

Film produced by the Puppeteers of America documenting a visit from Jim Henson and Frank Oz to MIT in 1989. It features an introduction as well as closing comments by Frank Oz both from 1993.

Muppet Treasure Island

Muppet Treasure Island

After telling the story of Flint's last journey to young Jim Hawkins, Billy Bones has a heart attack and dies just as Jim and his friends are attacked by pirates. The gang escapes into the town where they hire out a boat and crew to find the hidden treasure, which was revealed by Bones before he died. On their voyage across the seas, they soon find out that not everyone on board can be trusted.

1996-02-16
The Great Gilly Hopkins

The Great Gilly Hopkins

Wisecracking, gum-chewing 12-year-old Gilly is well known in the foster system. Totally unmanageable, she has stayed with more families than she can remember and has outwitted them all. After all, how can she settle down when her real mother, the beautiful and glamourous Courtney, might be out there waiting for her? When Gilly is sent to live with the Trotters, the weirdest family yet, she isn’t planning to stick around. But cheerful, affectionate Maime Trotter isn’t giving up on Gilly just yet...

2016-10-07
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.

1977-12-17
Sesame Street: Monster Hits!

Sesame Street: Monster Hits!

You'll have a monstrously good time with Herry Monster as he hosts the Monster Music Award Show! Everyone's favorite furry monsters from Sesame Street sing eleven of their greatest hits: Clap along as Cookie Monster croons his classic "C Is for Cookie." Tap along as Grover and his friends perform the lively "Fuzzy and Blue." Delight in Herry Monster's heartwarming rendition of "That Furry Blue Mommy of Mine," and so much more! Sing along with Monster Hits! and bring out the little bit of monster in you.

1990-01-01
Muppet Classic Theater

Muppet Classic Theater

Gonzo and Rizzo host a presentation in the Muppet Theater of six fairy tales performed by the Muppets. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Robin the Frog, Gonzo and Rizzo star in the various stories. The production also marked the first appearance of Andy and Randy Pig and the Elvises, who later appeared on Muppets Tonight. Written by Jim Lewis and Bill Prady, each story also features an original song.

1994-09-27
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together

John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together

In this beloved holiday classic, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the Muppets join the singer for a heart-warming Christmas celebration, with traditional carols as well as lesser-known holiday songs.

1979-12-05
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

2017-12-15
The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol

A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.

1992-12-10
The Muppets Go to the Movies

The Muppets Go to the Movies

The Muppets Go to the Movies aired on ABC on May 20, 1981 to help promote The Great Muppet Caper. The special was taped between March 9 and 17, 1981. In this one-hour special, Lily Tomlin and Dudley Moore join the Muppets in a tribute to film classics. Kermit the Frog hosts the program, which begins with an all-cast rendition of "Hey a Movie!" from The Great Muppet Caper.

1981-05-20