TPToA Podcast 365 – Jim Henson: Ideas Man

A well constructed documentary about a fascinating man, albeit a bit safe.
Ron Howard's exploration of Jim's life is by the numbers, but somewhat lacking in the energy or creativity that the subject would seemingly inspire.
Elske Norge
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Jim Henson: Ideas Man

In this review we have three muppets on display, though at least two of them are being poorly puppeteered, and one may in fact be a feral, or maybe even a “Feeble”. they are talking about the new Disney plus doco exploring the life and times of Jim Henson the creative powerhouse behind some of the most enduring and beloved characters of our time.

Dion is away, but Quinny, Jill and Peta are playing the music and lighting the lights on this muppet show tonight…


“Ideas Man” takes us into the mind of the singular creative visionary; Jim Henson, from his early years puppeteering on local television advertisements, to the worldwide success of Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and beyond. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard captures Henson’s restless creativity, ambition, and artistic evolution in the style and spirit of his complex subject.

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Throughout the podcast we mention another documentary about Jim Henson and for those of you eager to see what may actually be a better one that what we have reviewed, here it is below: