Muppets The Jim Henson Hour RESTORED Monster Maker
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Jim Henson Hour Episodes
Episode 106: Monster Maker
Rare Japanese laserdisc version, with making-of footage included.
Air Date July 9, 1989
Written by Matthew Jacobs
Nicholas Fisk (novel)
Director Giles Foster
Teenage Matt Banting wants to work with a famous but eccentric creature/special effects man named Chancey Bellow. He gets more than he bargained for when one of the creatures, the giant dragon-like Ultragorgon, takes Matt under his wing. Matt is forced to confront his inner monsters while working out his issues with his father.
Intro and Closing
Jim Henson talks about the Creature Shop, showing one of The Devils as an example of what the Creature Shop can make. He then introduces the Monster Maker.
In the closing, Jim Henson mentions that although the creatures look real, they are not actually alive. He tells how many performers were needed for the Ultragorgon (including Brian Henson operating the head). He also brings out Kermit the Frog who comments that he liked the special.
This episode was later re-aired as a stand-alone special without the framing introduction and closing, or The Jim Henson Hour title/logos.
The monster in the film-within-a-film at the beginning of Monster Maker would later appear as the Predator on Dinosaurs.
Brian Henson makes a cameo performing the slerks.
Harry Dean Stanton as Chancey Bellow
Kieran O'Brien as Matt Banting
George Costigan as Father
Amanda Dickinson as Mother
Alison Steadman as Perriwinkle
Grant Bardsley as Ben
Bill Moody as Reg
Matthew Scurfield as Vaughn
Jonathan Coy as Teacher
Ultragorgon: Brian Henson, David Greenaway, Marcus Clarke, Sue Dacre, Michael Bayliss, Chris Leith, Martin Anthony, Tony Ashton
With the voice of Michael Gambon (Ultragorgon)
Producer: Duncan Kenworthy
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Creative Supervisor: John Stephenson
Special Creature Design: David Barrington-Holt, John Blakeley, Verner Gresty, Mike Osborn, Gary Pollard, Nigel Booth, Chris Barton
Music: Rachel Portman
Costume Designer: Ann Hollowood
Production Designers: Simon Holland, John Stephenson
Produced in association with TVS Films Ltd.
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