Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Down in Fraggle Rock (1/27)

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Children of the eighties listen up! Join the Cleveland Museum of Art as they share with us, A Better World, Living in Harmony. This program of Jim Henson short films argues that it’s easy being green. Including a complete episode of the 1983 TV series Fraggle Rock, which featured/created an elaborate underground fantasy world. Also included is the 1989 rain forest-themed TV show The Song of the Rain Cloud Forest, a 1989 TV show; and as well as various Public Service Announcements.

Like Walt Disney, puppeteer Jim Henson (1936–1990) created characters that captured the imagination of millions, allowing him to build a pop-culture empire. As the creator of the Muppets, Henson became the foremost puppeteer of the television era; his lovable, pliable creations (some of which he voiced and performed) proved to be more expressive than marionettes and ventriloquist dummies, and dominated family television for decades.

1:30pm at the Cleveland Museum of Art Lecture Hall
Admission to the program is $8, CMA members $6, seniors 65 & over $5, students and children $4

Relive the music of Fraggle Rock on iTunes >>

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