Muppet Lessons


Breaking down the resolutions of three specific conflicts over the course of the “Classic Muppet years,” this article reveals examples for anyone attempting to preserve their art while also making money.

“…The lesson to take away from Henson’s management style is to freely and honestly give no for an answer, to listen well and then say it calmly but firmly, to protect the quality of your work. Three conflicts and three resolutions. This is a lesson for Disney—as it goes forward with Muppet films—and for any creative entrepreneur, anyone interested in making (good) art pay.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →