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How Jim Did It by PHUZface1 How Jim Did It by PHUZface1
Yknow the opening bit for The Muppet Movie where you see Kermit sitting on a log and playing a banjo in the middle of a swamp? That was a real swamp. And Jim Henson was operating him in the swamp water. How was this possible? Well, Jim Henson was sealed in a large watertight container under that log, and was only able to breathe(and sing) from a tube that was cleverly disguised in the environment. And he could see what he was doing above water only through a little TV monitor.

This is what true love can do.

I did this with a lotta nasty fumy markers.

Kermit, The Muppet MovieŠJim Henson & Co.
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:icondamonika2009:
To do something like this, just shows how dedicated this man was to his craft. I know if that had been me though I'd be scared witless! Lol. But I definitely give Jim his props for doing this very famous scene like he did. He's still sorely missed after almost 24 years.
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AuthorNumber2 Jun 26, 2012   Digital Artist
I remember a documentary about that. It was freaking sweet how he did that! Real-ism! Ya!
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IamAllyBallyBee May 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Now that's a labor of love! :)
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PHUZface1 Jul 15, 2012  Student Artist
Hngh I know, I really admired that about Henson.
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:iconnewtrials:
OMG! I had no idea! Thanks for sharing the info (and drawing this pic!). What people do for their Art...
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:icontiapunky:
that, I have to say, is pretty durn creative 8D
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:iconskywalker0007:
Oh Jim,

Why have I taken you for granted? Why did it take the wonderful 2011 movie for me to discover you to late. When I was young, you were only a name. Now I see that you are still loved and that your love and dedication lives on through the preservation of your works. Now I'm starting to know you.

When a puppeteer seals himself in a watertight container at a real swamp for about 5 days to film to bring to life a sweet character, you know that's love.

Also, the bike scene... that's love too.
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PHUZface1 Jan 6, 2012  Student Artist
:) I didn't appreciate this man's dedication to his imaginative work until a few years ago. So yeah, don't get too down on yerself. There's so much work that goes into his creations. It's mind-boggling how he and his friends came up with solutions to their problems.

THAT BIKE SCENE WAS MIND-BLOWING. It still is!
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:iconskywalker0007:
I know. Same thing with Frank Oz, he once was "that guy who did Yoda and some of the muppets once."

Oh, and those scenes when Kermit is walking... on his feet.
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PrincessKen Dec 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
amazing, just amazing.
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