YES. This is so excellent, perfect, and fitting. Did you know that Sesame Street is filmed across the street
from MoMI? These guys are going to be right at home.
I found Jim Henson’s Fantastic World
to be incredibly inspirational. Learning about the inception, production, and message behind shows like Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock, and Henson’s opinions on the importance of creating responsible, quality children’s media, made a huge impact on me and influenced my enormous respect and support for education through public broadcasting.
It was also an amazing treat to get to come into work to see Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gobo, and the Snowths waiting for me.
Today, Mayor Bloomberg joined the Museum of the Moving Image to announce that the Museum will be the permanent home for Jim Henson’s creations including 400 puppets, costumes and props- the Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock and more!
“It’s only fitting that this extraordinary collection of puppets, costumes, props, and more should find a home in New York, where imagination and free expression are part of the fabric of our city, and where anyone who’s watched an episode of ‘Sesame Street’ sees the inspiration provided by the vibrant neighborhoods and characters that make our city so extraordinary.” - Mayor Bloomberg