The magic of the Muppets is the uncanny suspension of disbelief, which itself is a function of their being actual physical entities. A CGI Kermit would be a joke; the one we grew up with, though, we can see, touch and hear. And that last part is sorely underrated.
This look at how the recent Muppet movie got its sound is a little heavy on exposition, but offers a terrific behind the scenes look at the challenges and joys of making the Muppets as compelling aurally as they are physically. Toss in a few musical numbers and the difficulties inherent in syncing up a human voice to felt mouth movement, and you’ve got yourself a worthwhile little vignette. [Vimeo]