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[[Image:Hensonamy.jpg|thumb|300px|In a cameo with [[Jim Henson]] in ''The Great Muppet Caper'']]
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[[Image:Hensonamy.jpg|thumb|300px|Amy Van Gilder and Jim Henson making cameos in ''The Great Muppet Caper''.]]
'''Amy van Gilder''' was one of the earliest designers in the NY Workshop, hired during the first season of ''[[The Muppet Show]]''. She left Henson in the early 1980s to start a family. She was later hired by [[Disney]] in the Imagineering Department where she currently helps with integrating the newly aquired Muppet property into their lexicon.
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[[Image:Amy Van Gilder Wonder Pig.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Wonder Pig]]]]
   
*''[[Fraggle Rock]]'' - Muppet designer
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'''Amy Van Gilder''' was one of the earliest designers in the NY [[The Muppet Workshop|Muppet Workshop]], hired during the first season of ''[[The Muppet Show]]''. She left Henson for a time in the early 1980s to start a family, but returned to work on ''[[Muppets Tonight]]''. She also had [[Miscellaneous Cameos|a cameo]] alongside [[Jim Henson]] in ''[[The Great Muppet Caper]]'', as a patron of [[The Dubonnet Club]].
*''[[The Muppet Movie]]'' - Muppet designer, Muppet workshop coordinator
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She was later hired by [[The Walt Disney Company]] in the Imagineering Department, where she currently helps with integrating the newly acquired Muppets property into their theme parks. Her achievements there include design and theming concepts for Lucky the Dinosaur, the first in a series of free-roving Audio-Animatronics in Disney's Living Character Initiative, which would later include the [[Muppet Mobile Labs]].
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Amy Van Gilder's children are journalist [http://soniavangildercooke.com/ Sonia van Gilder Cooke] and photographer [http://www.bartcooke.com/ Bartholomew Cooke] . Sonia van Gilder Cooke mentioned her mother as her "role model" in an [http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/style/living/article1362403.ece interview with The Sunday Times] of London.
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==Design credits==
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*''[[The Muppet Show]]'' - Muppet designer, [[Lew Zealand]] character finishing
 
*''[[Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas]]'' - Puppet designer
 
*''[[Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas]]'' - Puppet designer
*''[[The Muppet Show]]'' - Muppet designer
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*''[[The Muppet Movie]]'' - Muppet designer, Muppet Workshop coordinator
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*''[[The Great Muppet Caper]]'' - Muppet "Doctor"
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*''[[The Dark Crystal]]''- [[Podlings]] fabrication
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*''[[Fraggle Rock]]'' - Muppet designer, built [[Convincing John]] (with [[Rollie Krewson]])
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*''[[Dreamchild]]''- Mechanical Design Assistant Designers
 
*''[[Muppets Tonight]]'' - Muppet designer
 
*''[[Muppets Tonight]]'' - Muppet designer
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*[[Muppet Mobile Lab]] - Costumes & figure finishing
   
===Actress===
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*''[[The Great Muppet Caper]]'' (uncredited) .... 2nd Woman having Snapshot in Restaurant
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Amy_floyd.jpg|Amy van Gilder with Floyd
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Image:Muppet_Workshop_Amy_Van_Gi_copy.jpg|Amy van Gilder at the workshop in Elstree.
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File:Amy_van_gilder_wembley.jpg|Amy with Wembley
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Image:Amy_with_friends.jpg|Amy van Gilder at the workshop in Elstree with Gonzo and Uncle Deadly
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</gallery>
   
==External Links==
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==External links==
 
*[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0886938/ IMDb]
 
*[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0886938/ IMDb]
   
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Latest revision as of 18:43, September 22, 2018

Hensonamy

Amy Van Gilder and Jim Henson making cameos in The Great Muppet Caper.

Amy Van Gilder Wonder Pig

Wonder Pig

Amy Van Gilder was one of the earliest designers in the NY Muppet Workshop, hired during the first season of The Muppet Show. She left Henson for a time in the early 1980s to start a family, but returned to work on Muppets Tonight. She also had a cameo alongside Jim Henson in The Great Muppet Caper, as a patron of The Dubonnet Club.

She was later hired by The Walt Disney Company in the Imagineering Department, where she currently helps with integrating the newly acquired Muppets property into their theme parks. Her achievements there include design and theming concepts for Lucky the Dinosaur, the first in a series of free-roving Audio-Animatronics in Disney's Living Character Initiative, which would later include the Muppet Mobile Labs.

Amy Van Gilder's children are journalist Sonia van Gilder Cooke and photographer Bartholomew Cooke . Sonia van Gilder Cooke mentioned her mother as her "role model" in an interview with The Sunday Times of London.

Design creditsEdit

External linksEdit

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