Frank oz momi picture

Frank Oz demonstrates how puppeteering works at a 2011 appearance at the Museum of the Moving Image.

Moving image 2

Constantine makes an appearance at a special screening of Muppets Most Wanted in March 2014.


"The Toughest Pig" at the Second Annual Muppet Trivia Spectacular in 2015

A list of Muppet-related screenings, panels and special events held at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York.

Screenings were initially supporting the Jim Henson's Fantastic World exhibit held at the museum from July 2011 to March 2012. Since then, the Jim Henson Legacy has held monthly screenings as a part of a series entitled "Jim Henson's World" in anticipation for a permanent Jim Henson exhibit.


  • July 16, 2011
The Muppet Movie presented by Craig Shemin (Austin Pendleton was originally schedule to appear) [1]
  • July 30, 2011
"Muppet History 101" presented by Craig Shemin [2]
  • July 30, 2011
"'Hands Up! Heads Down!': An Inside Look at Puppetry for Television" presented by Craig Shemin and Lara MacLean [3]
  • August 20, 2011
The Muppets Take Manhattan presented by costume designer Calista Hendrickson and storyboard artist John Davis [4]
  • September 17, 2011
"Dog City and The StoryTeller: "The Soldier and Death" presented by Fran Brill [5]
  • September 18, 2011
"Jim Henson: Friends and Family" a roundtable conversation with Cheryl Henson, Bonnie Erickson, Craig Shemin, Fran Brill, Arthur Novell, and Karen Falk, featuring rare archival clips [6]
  • September 25, 2011
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey with Kevin Clash and Constance Marks [7]
  • October 23, 2011
"A Conversation with Frank Oz" moderated by Craig Shemin [8]
  • November 17, 2011
Special Preview Screening of The Muppets [9]
  • December 3, 2011
Labyrinth followed by a Q&A with Brian Henson, Brian Froud, Wendy Froud, and Toby Froud [10]
  • December 4, 2011
"The Evolution of Puppetry" a presentation by Brian Henson [11]
  • December 11, 2011
"Christmas Eve on Sesame Street" with Joseph A. Bailey [12]
  • December 26, 2011
"A Muppet Family Christmas and A Classic Henson Holiday" [13]
  • December 31, 2011
"Jim Henson and Friends: Inside the Sesame Street Vault" [14]


  • March 2, 2012
"Sing-along with The Muppet Movie" presented by Heather Henson [15]
  • March 4, 2012
"Jim Henson's Fantastic World Special Closing Program" special video compilations presented by Craig Shemin and Karen Falk [16]
  • May 2, 2012
"Children and Television: An Evening with Joan Ganz Cooney" moderated by Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes [17]
  • October 27, 2012
"A Tribute to Jerry Nelson" with Bill Barretta, Matt Vogel, Fran Brill, Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Craig Shemin, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Bonnie Erickson, and others. [18]
  • November 3, 2012
"Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal" a presentation by Karen Falk [19]


  • January 26, 2013
The Muppet Movie followed by a Q&A with Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher [20]
  • October 1, 2013
"Celebrating Jim Henson: The Biography," panel discussion and book signing with author Brian Jay Jones, Fran Brill, Dwight Bowers, Bonnie Erickson, Karen Falk, Barbara Miller, and Craig Shemin [21]
  • November 29, 2013
"A Dog’s Life: A Rowlf Retrospective" screenings [22]
  • December 8, 2013
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas screening and a tribute to Faz Fazakas and Diana Birkenfield [23]


  • January 26, 2014
"The Muppet Show:" Episode 515: Carol Burnett, Episode 208: Steve Martin, Episode 105: Rita Moreno. [24]
  • February 22, 2014
"The Muppets Character Encyclopedia" trivia contest with video clips, hosted by author Craig Shemin, followed by a book signing [25]
  • March 15, 2014
Special Preview Screening of Muppets Most Wanted [26]
  • March 18, 2014
Another screening of Muppets Most Wanted, with a special appearance by Constantine
  • April 19, 2014
"The Tale of the Bunny Picnic and Other Bunny Stuff" [27]
  • May 17, 2014
"Jim Henson's The StoryTeller: A trio of StoryTeller episodes, featuring "Hans My Hedgehog", "The Soldier and Death," and "A Story Short." [28]
  • June 21, 2014
"Behind the Seams" - a compilation of excerpts from various behind-the-scenes documentaries, guest appearances, and interviews with Jim Henson [29]
  • July 26, 2014
The Muppets Take Manhattan 30th anniversary screening [30]
  • August 16, 2014
The Muppets Go Hollywood and The Muppets Go to the Movies screenings [31]
  • September 28, 2014
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson and rare Jim Henson television appearances [32]
  • October 12, 2014
Labyrinth, introduced by Brian and Wendy Froud [33]
  • November 28, 2014
"Sesame Street: The Parodies" - compilation of Sesame Street song, film, and television parodies [34]
  • December 27, 2014
A Classic Henson Holiday featuring A Muppet Family Christmas [35]


  • January 19, 2015
"The Muppet Show: Entertainment Legends" Episode 314: Harry Belafonte, Episode 305: Pearl Bailey, Episode 424: Diana Ross [36]
  • February 22, 2015
"Miss Piggy: A Sow is Born" - compilation of various Miss Piggy appearances from The Muppet Show, Muppet movies and specials, and rare television appearances [37]
  • March 22, 2015
"Sell! Sell! Sell!: The Commercials of Jim Henson" - compilation of commercials and industry films produced by Jim Henson, featuring Karen Falk [38]
  • April 19, 2015
"Jim Henson and the Music of Joe Raposo" - compilation of Joe Raposo's work from Sesame Street, The Great Muppet Caper and more, featuring Nick Raposo [39]
  • May 3, 2015
Screening of I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story with Craig Shemin, Caroll and Debra Spinney and Oscar the Grouch. Caroll and Oscar appeared before the screening for photo-ops. [40]
  • June 20, 2015
"The Muppet Show: The U.K. spots" - compilation of UK Spots from The Muppet Show [41]
  • July 19, 2015
30th Anniversary Screening of Follow That Bird with Emilio Delgado. Also shown was Sesame Street "Gimme Five" segment. [42]
  • August 23, 2015
"Inside Fraggle Rock" - compilation of Fraggle Rock episodes and behinds-the-scenes footage, featuring Michael K. Frith and Kathryn Mullen [43]
  • September 26, 2015
"Rollie Krewson and the Henson Workshop" - Q&A with Rollie Krewson and Craig Shemin, featuring clips of Krewson's favorite scenes and Muppet Workshop footage [44]
  • October 18, 2015
"Second Annual Muppet Trivia Spectacular" hosted by Craig Shemin and Stephanie D'Abruzzo [45]
  • November 22, 2015
Screening of Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas with blooper reel and excerpts of Behind the Scenes in Frogtown Hollow [46]
  • December 13, 2015
"The Humans of Sesame Street" - Craig Shemin hosts a panel featuring Alan Muraoka, Sonia Manzano, Alison Bartlett, Roscoe Orman, Bob McGrath and Emilio Delgado, with video clips and a live performance of "Sing" [47]


  • January 31, 2016
"The Muppet Show: Comic Legends" - compilation of comedian appearances on The Muppet Show [48]
  • January 31, 2016
David Bowie Tribute Screening of Labyrinth [49]
  • February 21, 2016
20th Anniversary Screening of Muppet Treasure Island [50]
  • March 13, 2016
"Johnny Carson Presents Jim Henson" - compilation of appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, featuring Craig Shemin and Mark Malkoff of The Carson Podcast [51]
  • April 2, 2016
"Ed Sullivan Presents The Muppets" - compilation of appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show [52]
  • May 22, 2016
"Henson in High Definition: The Early Years" - Craig Shemin and Karen Falk host a series of clips from early in Jim Henson's career that had recently been transferred to high definition from original source materials [53]
  • June 12, 2016
35th Anniversary Screening of The Great Muppet Caper [54]
  • July 23, 2016
"A Dog's Life: A Rowlf Compilation" - compilation of Rowlf appearances throughout the years, including recently discovered footage [55]
  • August 14, 2016
"This Frog: A Kermit Kompilation from Sam and Friends to Stardom" - compilation of Kermit's evolution from Sam and Friends ensemble member to his best-known persona [56]
  • September 10, 2016
"Jim Henson: In Performance" - compilation of classic and rare performances by Jim Henson and his characters [57]
  • October 10, 2016
"The Muppets’s Heroic Sci-Fi/Fantasy Spectacular" - compilation of Muppet sci-fi, horror and fantasy clips [58]
  • November 20, 2016
"The Muppet Show 40th Anniversary Muppetational Celebrational" - Craig Shemin and Dave Goelz present a series of Muppet Show clips as well as behind-the-scene crew footage, talk show appearances, and promos for Sex & Violence and The Muppet Show. [59]
  • December 18, 2016
"A Muppet Family Christmas and A Classic Henson Holiday" [60]


  • January 16, 2017
"Jim Henson: A Better World, with Harry Belafonte and friends" - Craig Shemin presents three Henson productions (the Harry Belafonte Muppet Show episode, The Song of the Cloud Forest, and the Fraggle Rock episode The Great Radish Famine) and some public service announcements. [61]
  • February 18, 2017
"I Am Jim Henson featuring The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson" - Craig Shemin interviews illustrator Chris Eliopoulos about I Am Jim Henson. The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson is screened. [62]
  • March 12, 2017
"John Hurt: In Memoriam with Jim Henson's The StoryTeller" - In tribute to the late John Hurt, three episodes of The StoryTeller are screened - "Hans My Hedgehog," "The Soldier and Death," and "A Story Short." A repeat of the May 17, 2014 screening. [63]
  • April 30, 2017
"Miss Piggy: A Sow is Born" - A repeat of the February 22, 2015 screening. [64]
  • May 28, 2017
"The Muppets at Walt Disney World" - A screening of the 1990 special, preceded by The Muppet Show with guest star Wally Boag, and followed by a presentation of rare behind-the-scenes photographs from production of the special and the blooper reel. [65]
  • June 25, 2017
"The Muppets at the Movies" - A double feature of The Muppets Go Hollywood and The Muppets Go to the Movies. A repeat of the August 16, 2014 screening. [66]
  • September 22, 2017
"An Evening with Frank Oz" - A discussion of Oz's life and work, moderated by his wife, Victoria Labalme, including footage from Muppet Guys Talking[67]