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[[Image:Hensonamy.jpg|thumb|300px|Amy Van Gilder 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''.]]
[[Image:Muppet_Workshop_Amy_Van_Gi_copy.jpg|thumb|300px|Amy van Gilder at the workshop in Elstree.]]
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[[Image:Amy Van Gilder Wonder Pig.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Wonder Pig]]]]
[[File:Amy_van_gilder_wembley.jpg|thumb|300px|Amy with Wembley]]
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[[Image:Amy_with_friends.jpg|thumb|300px|Amy van Gilder at the workshop in Elstree with Gonzo and Uncle Deadly]]
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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]].
[[Image:Amy_floyd.jpg|thumb|300px|Amy van Gilder with Floyd]]
 
'''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]].
 
   
 
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]].
 
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 [http://soniavangildercooke.com/ Sonia van Gilder Cooke] and photograph [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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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.
   
 
==Design credits==
 
==Design credits==
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*''[[The Great Muppet Caper]]'' - Muppet "Doctor"
 
*''[[The Great Muppet Caper]]'' - Muppet "Doctor"
 
*''[[The Dark Crystal]]''- [[Podlings]] fabrication
 
*''[[The Dark Crystal]]''- [[Podlings]] fabrication
*''[[Fraggle Rock]]'' - Muppet designer
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*''[[Fraggle Rock]]'' - Muppet designer, built [[Convincing John]] (with [[Rollie Krewson]])
 
*''[[Dreamchild]]''- Mechanical Design Assistant Designers
 
*''[[Dreamchild]]''- Mechanical Design Assistant Designers
 
*''[[Muppets Tonight]]'' - Muppet designer
 
*''[[Muppets Tonight]]'' - Muppet designer
 
*[[Muppet Mobile Lab]] - Costumes & figure finishing
 
*[[Muppet Mobile Lab]] - Costumes & figure finishing
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<gallery widths=200 spacing=small orientation=landscape>
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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==
 
==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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