Jim Henson's Creature Shop - Animatronics
Nemesis; photo Ravi Deepres
Jim Henson's Creature Shop provides digital visual effects, animatronic creatures, animation and soft puppets to the international film, television, online and advertising industries. Based in Los Angeles and New York with satellite shop capabilities internationally, the Shop is known for designing and building some of the world's best known characters including Elmo from "Sesame Street," Miss Piggy from "The Muppet Show," the Baby from "Dinosaurs," Rygel from "Farscape," and the Skeksis from "The Dark Crystal." Other credits include "Five Children and It," the critically acclaimed television series "Farscape," "George Of The Jungle," "101 Dalmatians," "Cats and Dogs, and most recently, "Sid the Science Kid" currently airing on PBS Kids.
A recipient of more than 9 Emmy Awards for its outstanding work building puppets for "Sesame Street," the Shop also received an Academy Award for its visual effects work on the film "Babe." Other awards include a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award for the Henson Performance Control System, the Computer Graphics World Innovation Award, and the Computerworld Honors 21st Century Achievement Award. Both computer awards were given to the Shop for its work in developing the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, a patented control system technology that enables performers to physically puppeteer and voice computer generated (CG) characters in real time.
For Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Jim Henson's Creature Workshop has provided the famous mechanical extensions for the costumes of Nemesis as well as animated material for the same production.