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Brian Henson [13]

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Born:November 3, 1963 (56)
Filmography Rating:7.97 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.30 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.56 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:77.30%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
The Great Muppet Caper [1981](18) => Muppet Performer (voice)
The Muppets Take Manhattan [1984](21) => Additional Muppet Performer (voice) (uncredited)
Return To Oz [1985](22) => Jack Pumpkinhead (voice)
Labyrinth [1986](23) => Goblin (voice) / Hoggle
Dinosaurs: The Complete First And Second Seasons [1991](28) => Arthur Rizzic (voice)
The Muppet Christmas Carol [1992](29) => Director
Dinosaurs: The Complete Third And Fourth Seasons [1992](29) => Director / Arthur Rizzic
Muppet Treasure Island [1996](33) => Director
The Storyteller [1998](35) => Storyteller's Dog
Muppets from Space [1999](36) => Sal Minella / Dr. Phil Van Neuter / Talking Sandwich (voice)
Farscape Season 1 [1999](36) => Director
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie [2002](39) => Muppet Performer (voice) / Janice / Sal Manilla / Scooter
Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars [2004](41) => Director

Trivia that mentions this person:
The Great Muppet Caper [1981]
  • The end of the bicycle scene (where all the Muppets are shown riding together) was actually done by putting all of the Muppet characters onto their bikes, hooking them together, and pulling them. Brian Henson, on an oversized tricycle, was among those who pulled the bikes.
    Little Shop of Horrors [1986]
  • The puppeteers who designed and operated Audrey II were veterans of the Jim Henson company. One of the operators was Brian Henson, Jim's son.
    Muppet Treasure Island [1996]
  • Brian Henson said that Frank Oz was not originally a fan of Fozzie Bear's "Mr. Bimble" (the man who lived inside of Fozzie's finger). However, by the end of filming, Oz decided that it was one of his favorite jokes.
  • Brian Henson was nervous that the whole cast and crew would get motion sick as the ship rolled on the gimbals. He gave everyone seasickness pills for the first day of the shoot, and not only did the cast and crew not get seasick but they almost fell asleep on the job.
  • In the original script, Polly Lobster's role was played by a sultry female parrot who flirted with Silver (a similar character had been used in a sketch of [The Muppet Show] starring John Cleese as a pirate). When this got "too weird", according to Brian Henson, she was replaced with a male parrot named Stevenson (after Robert Louis Stevenson) who pointed out the changes made from book to movie. Stevenson was replaced by Polly Lobster for the film, but later showed up in the PC game based on the film.
    Muppets Most Wanted [2014]
  • James Bobin is the second director to helm more than one theatrical The Muppets film. The other is Brian Henson.