Henson geeks and casual fans alike were buzzing last week when AT&T posted a film made by Jim Henson in 1963. Now, as reported by IT World and various other sources, they’ve brought another Henson film out of the vault, which stars the same robot puppet. It’s called Charlie Magnetico, and it also features Jerry Juhl as the title character… and his mother. As the description says, “In the film, Magnetico makes a small — but important — electronics part, used universally. When communications problem begin to plague Charlie’s small shop, problems of supply and demand wreak a particular Henson-y (and explode-y) kind of havoc on, especially, the rocket industry. Those problems, in this film, are solved by Data Communications — and by the machines.”
I don’t know if there are any more of these hidden away, but if there are: Keep ’em coming, AT&T!
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by Ryan Roe – Ryan@ToughPigs.com