Guests: Ane Crabtree & Bill Barretta
Award winning costume designer Ane Crabtree (Sopranos, Westworld) speaks about her powerful designs for The Handmaid’s Tale, that have also become an important symbol of protest worldwide. She also discusses her creations for the much awaited second season, how she finds inspiration, her upcoming projects, and much more.
In 1955, Jim Henson created the The Muppets, and by the late 70’s more than 235 million people were watching worldwide. We are joined by veteran puppeteer/director Bill Barretta who is featured in a new documentary Muppet Guys Talking, that gives a rare behind-the-scenes look at a beloved institution. Mr Barretta shares the legacy of Jim Henson, the art of acting and voicing the Muppets, and what it is like to bring some of the most famous muppets, including the Swedish Chef, to life.
The documentary Muppet Guys Talking can be purchased exclusively on the website MuppetGuysTalking.com. The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 premieres on April 25th on Hulu, and April 26th on HBO Nordic.
Ane Crabtree is a costume designer for film and television, whose work has included The Handmaid’s Tale, Westworld, Masters of Sex, The Sopranos, and Pan Am. Her films include The Sundance Film Festival's selected Please Give, the Tribeca Film Festival's Every Day, and The Code.
Bill Barretta is a puppeteer, director and producer known for his work on The Muppets, where he developed several new characters on Muppets Tonight, including Pepe the King Prawn, Bobo the Bear and Johnny Fiama. Along with having his own Muppet characters, Barretta has taken over Jim Henson's roles of Mahna Mahna, Dr. Teeth, Rowlf the Dog, and the Swedish Chef. His film credits include The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, and the upcoming The Happytime Murders with Melissa McCarthy.