Tested Takes a Look Behind the Scenes at the Puppets Inside Jim Henson’s Creature Shop

Tested sent Norman Chan into Jim Henson’s Creature Shop to speak with creative supervisor Peter Brooke about the different styles of puppets and effects work they create there. The two talk about the history of Henson’s creations as well as the future, and dive into the specifics behind the Creature Shop’s work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Where the Wild Things Are.

When we talk about puppets in television and film, Jim Henson is the first name that comes to mind. Henson’s legacy endures at his Creature Shop, where fabricators, engineers, and animators continue crafting the art of puppet-making and performance. We’re privileged to be able to visit Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and learn how modern technologies combine with classic techniques to bring characters to life.

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