The French reinterpretation of Jim Henson's Muppet Universe

Abstract : After the end of World War II, in all the continents where television had a swift boom, puppets largely invaded the small screen to satisfy an increasingly younger audience eager for fantasy and adventure. Since the 1970s, the Jim Henson company extended this tradition by reaching all genres that puppets allowed: heroic and musical fantasies, literature and tale adaptations, Sci-Fi and so on. However, the most popular show remains The Muppet Show (1976-2015). If the Jim Henson's puppet universe reached the greatest popularity through the most archaic filmic device he explored (i. e. filmed theatre plays), it is undoubtedly because his characters, thanks to the theatrical allusion, were able to "preform" in different roles according to the adaptations (even to parody: the French reinterpretation "Bébête show").
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Samuel Kaczorowski. The French reinterpretation of Jim Henson's Muppet Universe. 2019. ⟨hal-02170777⟩

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