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Encyclopedia > Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision 3D

Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision 3D is an attraction found at Disney-MGM Studios, part of Walt Disney World located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and at Disney's California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California. Disney-MGM Studios is a theme park in the Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, USA. It opened on May 1, 1989. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... Lake Buena Vista is a city located in Orange County, Florida, U.S., at the 2000 census the population was 16. ... Disneys California Adventure Park is a Disney theme park in Anaheim, California, adjacent to Disneyland Park and part of the larger Disneyland Resort. ... Flag Seal Location Location within Orange County, California Government Country State County United States California Orange Mayor Curt Pringle Geographical characteristics Area     City 50. ...

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Premise

The show is built around a 3-D film featuring Jim Henson's Muppets. Audio-animatronic and live full-bodied Muppet characters also appear in the theater while the film is running and appear to interact with their on-screen colleagues. Because of elements of the film appearing in the theater (such as Bean Bunny blowing bubbles on film with actual bubbles falling down from the top of the theater), the show is sometimes referred to as Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision 4D. It was directed by Henson and written by Bill Prady. In film, the term 3-D (or 3D) is used to describe any visual presentation system that attempts to maintain or recreate moving images of the third dimension, the illusion of depth as seen by the viewer. ... For the company founded by Henson, see The Jim Henson Company. ... John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together The Muppets are a group of puppets and costume characters created by Jim Henson and the company he created. ... Audio-Animatronics or just animatronics is a form of robotics created by Disneys Imagineers for several shows and attractions at Disney theme parks, and subsequently expanded on and used by other companies. ... Bean Bunny is a puppet character, one of the Muppets. ...


Queue

Before being seated in the theater where the film is shown, the queue winds through "Muppet Labs", home of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant Beaker. The audience passes several office doors featuring outlandish job descriptions, then enters a large room filled with Muppet "props" and boxes with silly labels. Muppets greet the visitors from television screens suspended from the ceiling, interacting with one another at times. The audience is repeatedly reminded to take a pair of "safety" (3D) glasses from several containers around the room before entering the theater, which is modeled after the theater depicted on The Muppet Show. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew Dr. Bunsen Honeydew is a fictional character from The Muppet Show, performed by Dave Goelz. ... Dr. Bunsen Honeydew is a character from The Muppet Show, performed by Dave Goelz. ... The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ...


At California Adventure, the queue is different only in that it features a cast member at the turnstile handing out the glasses individually.


The show

Disney's California Adventure's attraction
Disney's California Adventure's attraction

MuppetVision 3D introduced Waldo C. Graphic, the world's first computer-generated Muppet, who also appears in The Jim Henson Hour. Waldo is "created" by Dr. Honeydew and Beaker during a demonstration of three-dimensional imagery, but proves uncontrollable and wreaks havoc throughout the remainder of the film, especially when the ending patriotic number by Sam the Eagle is reduced to shambles. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (795x804, 202 KB)Muppet Vision Sign at Disneys California Adventure File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (795x804, 202 KB)Muppet Vision Sign at Disneys California Adventure File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Waldo C. Graphic is a puppet character who appeared in the movie Jim Hensons MuppetVision 3D and the television series The Jim Henson Hour. ... The Jim Henson Hour was a television show that aired on NBC in 1989. ... Sam the Eagle Sam the Eagle is a character from the syndicated television show The Muppet Show, performed by Frank Oz. ...


Aside from the Muppets on-screen, there are also a number of in-theater Muppets, mostly animatronic, that interact with the show. Statler & Waldorf heckle from a balcony near the screen, an orchestra of penguins rises into sight to perform, and the Swedish Chef "operates" the film projector from the booth above and behind the audience. Bean Bunny leaves the film at one point after being blamed for ruining several scenes (mainly Miss Piggy's), and is chased around the theater by Sweetums, who is a live full-bodied Muppet. At the end of the show Swedish Chef tries to destroy the now out of control Waldo, who has destroyed the film and is all alone on a blank screen, by firing a gun at him. After missing several times (shooting holes in the screen and even the theater wall), the Swedish Chef resorts to using a large cannon. This "blows-up" the theater, leaving a (projected) hole in the main screen. Animatronic is the third album from Norweigan black metal band, The Kovenant, and was released in 1999 through Nuclear Blast. ... Statler (right) and Waldorf Statler & Waldorf are fictional characters, a pair of grumpy old men who first appeared in the television series The Muppet Show heckling the rest of the cast from their balcony seats. ... The Swedish Chef, making chocolate moose The Swedish Chef is a Muppet who appeared in the long-running The Muppet Show and was operated by Jim Henson and Frank Oz simultaneously. ... Bean Bunny is a puppet character, one of the Muppets. ... Miss Piggy being moved on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Miss Piggy is a Muppet character primarily played by Frank Oz. ... Sweetums in The Muppet Movie with Milton Berle. ...


Attraction facts

Disney-MGM Studios attraction facts

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Disney's California Adventure attraction facts

  • Grand opening: February 8, 2001 (Opened with Disney's California Adventure Park)
  • Capacity: 573
  • Show length: 17:30
  • Ride system: 3D-Movie Theater

February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

External links


The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, films, television shows, video games and production crew personnel. ...

Films and television specials by The Muppets
Feature films

The Muppet Movie (1979) | The Great Muppet Caper (1981) | The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) | Jim Henson's MuppetVision 3D (1991) | The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) | Muppet Treasure Island (1996) | Muppets from Space (1999) The Muppets are a group of puppets and costume characters, and the company created by Jim Henson. ... The Muppet Movie DVD cover The Muppet Movie is the first of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... The Great Muppet Caper is the second of a series of live-action musical feature films, starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... The Muppets Take Manhattan DVD cover The Muppets Take Manhattan is the third of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... Jim Hensons MuppetVision 3D is an attraction found at Disney-MGM Studios, part of Walt Disney World located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and at Disneys California Adventure park in Anaheim, California. ... DVD cover The Muppet Christmas Carol was the fourth feature film to star The Muppets, and the first produced after the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson. ... DVD cover Muppet Treasure Island was the fifth feature film to star The Muppets, and the second produced after the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson. ... DVD cover Muppets From Space was the sixth feature film to star The Muppets, and the first since the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson to have an original Muppet-focused plot. ...

Television specials

A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) | The Muppets at Walt Disney World (1990) | It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002) | The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005) A Muppet Family Christmas is a made for TV movie produced in 1987, starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... The Muppets at Walt Disney World is a television special starring Jim Hensons Muppets at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Its a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie is an NBC television movie produced by Jim Henson Television in 2002, starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... Promotional poster The Muppets Wizard of Oz, an original made-for-television movie, aired May 20, 2005 as a special Friday night edition of ABCs The Wonderful World of Disney. ...


 
 

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