Jim Henson s The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow The lost screenplay by Jim Henson brought to life by Roger Langridge In the spring of Jim Henson and his longtime writing partner were working together to create an original Thanksgiving TV spec

  • Title: Jim Henson's The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow
  • Author: Jim Henson Jerry Juhl Roger Langridge
  • ISBN: 9781608864348
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The lost screenplay by Jim Henson brought to life by Roger Langridge In the spring of 1968, Jim Henson and his longtime writing partner were working together to create an original Thanksgiving TV special called The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow, which was to be directed by Jim and feature original songs by Joe Raposo of Sesame Street fame Henson went as far as buildinThe lost screenplay by Jim Henson brought to life by Roger Langridge In the spring of 1968, Jim Henson and his longtime writing partner were working together to create an original Thanksgiving TV special called The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow, which was to be directed by Jim and feature original songs by Joe Raposo of Sesame Street fame Henson went as far as building the puppets for the special, but no network committed to the project and the script was filed away in the Jim Henson Company Archives After the success of Archaia s Eisner Award winning graphic novel Jim Henson 8217 s Tale of Sand, we are proud to partner with the Jim Henson Company to bring to life another previously unknown piece of the Jim Henson Legacy The only thing exciting than finding the script for the project was securing the talents of the amazing Roger Langridge writer and illustrator of the Eisner Award winning Snarked to adapt and illustrate the project Eisner and Harvey Award winner Roger Langridge is the mastermind behind Snarked and the beloved run of The Muppet Show comics, and now he gets to bring to life hilarious, never before seen puppet creations by Jim Henson in an oversized all ages adventure Turkey Hollow is a picturesque town where hundreds of years ago, unbeknownst to the citizens, a meteorite landed nearby a small brook on the outskirts of town One Thanksgiving, while young Timmy Henderson practices his guitar, he 8217 s accompanied by strange, unearthly, musical sounds That meteorite wasn 8217 t a rock at all but an egg holding seven furry, goofy monsters, each with a unique musical sound After the initial shock, Timmy befriends the lovable creatures following him all around Turkey Hollow Not everyone takes a liking to the visitors though and it 8217 s up to Timmy to protect his new friends and save Thanksgiving

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    1. Wow, I expected so much more from this book, given the absolutely stellar treatment Archaia has given Jim Henson's other properties. While the art is passable, the execution of the story just falls flat in many places. Some things just aren't as affecting without the musings of the late Henson. Tale of Sand and the Dark Crystal Creation Myths series were light years ahead of this posthumous attempt.

    2. Jim Henson was an undeniable genius. While it's a genuine tragedy that he is no longer with is, it's great to get to experience previously unseen work from him, in the form of new graphic novels like this one. Roger Langridge (no stranger to translating Jim Henson's creations to the comics page) works his usual magic here. His scripting and art accomplish in comics what Henson did with his puppets: he brings a warmth and humanity as well as great senses of both drama and humor to non-living repr [...]

    3. Roger Langridge does a wonderful job of bringing this TV script to life as a comic, bringing strong images and colorful characters together in a way that really feels like a Jim Henson creation. There is a little weakness in that the music doesn't work as well on the page as it would on TV or in some other auditory format, but Langridge does actually find a way to capture at least some sense of the music. The story is fairly simple, dealing with cute monsters, a small town with an intolerant old [...]

    4. This has all the hallmarks of a Henson/Juhl story and almost certainly would have worked very well as a television special directed by Henson. As a graphic novel it works considerably less well because so much of the story clearly centers around music and an auditory effect. The artist and adapter does a great job of trying to convey this through pictures, but my imagination is a poor substitute for what actually could have been but never will. There are very few Thanksgiving "specials" or auxil [...]

    5. Far more style than substance, and even the style is questionable. If this were a short film, at least the puppets would be interacting with people, and the music would be, y'know, audible. As a comic, the people are even cartoonier than the puppets, and the music is conveyed through color? I think? A half-assed story that wasn't meant for the medium it's told in.

    6. I can see why this special never got picked up by a network. It made no sense and translated poorly from "TV" to the page, because it had original songs that of course had no music, just lyrics listed on a page. What were the adapters thinking here? I'd describe the plot, but it's stupid. I guess somebody will read it though.

    7. I'm a bit sad that this never made it to television. Done properly, it could easily have filled the void of Thanksgiving-themed family television specials. The design of the monsters fits well into Henson's pre-Muppet Show sketches from Ed Sullivan and other variety shows.

    8. This is a nice little recreation of a special written in 1968 that never aired. There is a joke about comics being vulgar trash, which I guess was not in the original script. Very fun and colorful. Just wish that I knew how the songs would have sounded.

    9. I mostly skimmed this. Every time I tried to make myself settle on the page and READ it, my eyes just kind of wandered around and away and my attention was gone. *meh* I LOVE Jim Henson's work and the Muppets especially, but this one I just couldn't get into.

    10. Lovingly drawn and well-paced, every inch of this story oozes Jim Henson's iconic style; with the deft interplay of sound, color and good-natured humor, this story is reminiscent of Emmitt Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. How wonderful it would have been to see this developed into a live show!

    11. So happy that things like this exist in the world. Charming, gorgeous, and surprising the whole way through -- even the end-papers made me smile.

    12. Langridge's art looks phenomenal as always, but the story was only OK. Maybe it would have made a good movie, but it's only an OK comic.

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