If you are a fan of The Muppets or Jim Henson, then Henson.com‘s Jim’s Red Book blog is a must read. It’s a recreation of Jim’s personal notebook and is an amazing look into the inner life of Jim Henson as well as the backstage world of The Muppets.
A few days ago, the journal entry from Jim Henson centered around Croonchy Stars, the short lived Muppet breakfast cereal that debuted in 1988. The Red Book entry includes information about how this project came to be and also showed some handwritten notes Jim Henson himself did on the project which are very cool and worth a look. (Seeing him hand write fake Swedish is amazing!) You can read that entry in its entirety here.
As a Muppet fan, I read that entry with interest and then didn’t give it much thought until a strange coincidence occurred today. The local community college, CCM (County College of Morris), frequently sends us junk mail and when I got their latest brochure I went to recycle it when it fell open and something caught my eye.
Let me show you (click to see full size):
So, please, feel free to click on the article above to read more about the interesting man behind a Muppet fan’s favorite cereal box design!