Sergei Obraztsov with Kermit the Frog and Jim Henson in Moscow, Russia in 1984.

Sergei Obraztsov is a Russian puppeteer who was featured in an episode of Jim Henson Presents: The World of Puppetry.

Of the show's guests, the Henson Archivist points out that Jim Henson placed a special importance on meeting Obraztsov: "As a teenager learning to make puppets, Jim checked out some books from the public library for instruction – one was Obrtazov’s 1950 book, My Profession."[1]

The home video release of the episode describes Obraztsov’s ensemble as consisting of "more than 300 actors, musicians, puppet makers, and technicians [who perform] excerpts from three of his productions before a live audience in Moscow."


  1. Jim Henson's Red Book 5/14-17/1984 - 'In Holland for Triangel - Henk and Ans Boerwinkel for J.H. Presents - John H. comes along.'