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The Muppets take Queens, with a special exhibition and screenings devoted to the man who brought us Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog at the Museum of the Moving Image.

Now through Jan. 16, 2012, the Astoria museum hosts “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World,” an exhibition that features more than 120 artifacts, including drawings, storyboards, and props, all of which illustrate Henson’s boundless creativity and innumerable accomplishments.

Until Sept. 25, the museum is also screening such Henson classics as “The Muppet Movie,” “The Muppets Take Manhattan,” and “The Great Muppet Caper” and even his television work — like “Fraggle Rock” — to celebrate the childlike wonder and the sophistication of Henson’s artistry in films and television programs that are entertaining for all ages.

“Jim Henson’s Fantastic World” at the Museum of the Moving Image [36-01 35th Ave. at 37th Street in Astoria, (718) 784-0077], now through Jan. 16, 2012. Admission $10, $7.50 for seniors and students, $5 for children 3 to 18. For info, visit www.movingimage.us.

Posted 12:00 am, August 2, 2011
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