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Frank Oz Dislikes What’s Happening to ‘The Muppets,’ ‘Sesame Street’ — But Loves ‘Last Jedi’

Frank Oz Dislikes What’s Happening to ‘The Muppets,’ ‘Sesame Street’ — But Loves ‘Last Jedi’

With a performing and directing career like Frank Oz’s, one with plenty of contributions to storytelling franchises still going strong after decades of existence, chances were good that not all of them would continue the way he’d wanted. Speaking at a SXSW event at the Austin Convention Center on Monday afternoon moderated by IndieWire’s Eric Kohn, the veteran filmmaker and voice of a number of characters spoke about his lengthy career, including the existing state of a handful of beloved film and TV series.

“Unfortunately ‘Sesame Street’ is only a shadow of what it was because now they’re just aiming it to little kids. And I’m unhappy about that. I would like to be there. I used to go like two days a year just to show everybody how it used to be,” Oz said.

The long-running children’s program isn’t the only Henson

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