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News just in. ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) will present a wonderful on-screen celebration of one of the world's most loved puppeteers; the late Jim Henson.

Image Henson Portrait c/o ACMI

Muppets™, Music and Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy will run from Monday 21 September to Sunday 11 October 2015, commemorating 25 years since Jim Henson's passing.

The season will bring Henson's enchanting fantasy world back to the big screen, showing some of the artist's best feature films, TV commercials, animations, as well as some of the most famed and influential TV shows, Sesame Street.

Guest speaker Martin Baker (UK) from the Jim Henson Foundation will share his fascinating insights into the late puppeteers work.

The full program will feature:

Muppet History 101, from 24 to 27 Sept.

Image from Muppet History 101 c/o ACMI

Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault from 22 Sept to 5 Oct.

Jim Henson: Behind the Seams from 24 Sept to 4 Oct.

Jim Henson: In Performance from 24 Sept to 6 Oct.

Image from Jim Henson – In Performance c/o ACMI

Commercials and Experiments from 26 Sept to 10 Oct.

Jim Henson's Tales from Muppetland from 23 Sept to 11 Oct.

Jim Henson: His Sesame Street Story from 23 Sept to 4 Oct.

Muppet Musical Moments from 21 Sept to 10 Oct.

The Dark Crystal from 27 Sept to 11 Oct.

A Dog's Life: A Rowlf Retrospective on 23 & 29 Sept.

The Evolution of Miss Piggy on 22 & 25 Sept.

Being Elmo from 28 Sept to 11 Oct.

Image from Being Elmo c/o ACMI

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story from 27 Sept to 10 Oct.

If you would like to witness the magic of Jim Henson's weird and wonderful furry creatures on the big screen, head to acmi.net.au/jim-hensons-legacy for session times and to book tickets.

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