Disney Almost Wordless Wednesday – Muppets

In recognition of the recent release of The Muppets, this week’s Almost Wordless Wednesday blog hop theme is Muppets. Today, I’m sharing photos I took at “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World” when it was on display in Chicago, November 2010.

While my visit took place more than a year ago, this is my first time publishing the photos. You see…I took the pics without permission. I’m not a big rule-breaker but I was just too busy snapping away at the amazing displays to notice the “No Photography” signs posted throughout.

More details and an explanation on how I attained the pics can be found on a blog post at Anonynoose, my personal blog.

Anywho…I’m not trying to make money from these photos so I’ve convinced myself that it might be okay to share them here today.

If you’re a big Muppet fan like I am, go see “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World” if you’re able. It’s an interesting and nostalgic look at our lovable Muppets. It’s currently on display at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York.

If you’re not able to visit in person…PLEASE, check out this great video from Inside the Magic on youtube.

Jim’s first puppets, used in Wilkins Coffee commercials back in the 1950s. These are reproductions of the originals.


King Goshposh first appeared in Tales of Tinkerdee, 1962.

Rowlf was a recurring character on The Jimmy Dean Show back in 1963.

Mahna Mahna and the Snowths first appeard on The Ed Sullivan Show, November 30, 1969.

For more fun Disney photos, check out the Wordless Wednesday blog hops at Focused on the Magic and The Info Mouse.


18 Responses to “Disney Almost Wordless Wednesday – Muppets”

  1. disneymomdebs Says:

    Wow, that’s so interesting! I’m glad you took the pics and decided to share them. It’s probably the only time I’ll get to see it even though I would love to see this exhibit sometime. The video is amazing, Thank You!!

  2. What a treat! Thanks so much for sharing them with us fellow Muppet fans … I’ma dye hard … :)

  3. Very cool! I wish my little one enjoyed the Muppets as much as I do. *sigh* Will make her a Muppet fan yet!

  4. That is sooo cool. My kids would love to see an exhibit like that.

  5. Lucky you- this looks like a great exhibit. (And is PERFECT for the theme.) Go Lucinda!

  6. What a great exhibit, I would love to have seen it.
    I’ve done the same thing: taken photos where I wasn’t supposed to because I haven’t seen a sign. Don’t feel so bad.
    I’m glad you decided to share. There are so many of us that LOVE the Muppets. =)

  7. I love your pictures and I am a big Muppet fan too.. Thanks for sharing

  8. :o) Thanks for stopping in, Diane!

  9. disneyonwheels Says:

    Wow, that is so cool! :)

  10. Wow! Great photos! :D Glad you decide to share them! :)

  11. Loved these pictures, especially seeing Rowlf. As a kid I used to go to a lot of show tapings and The Jimmy Dean Show was one that I went to often. While there, of course I got to see Rowlf every week, and even met the fellow behind the Magic. Of course I am referring to a young Jim Henson. Very soft spoken.

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