“Drums West” cut-paper animation from Jim Henson.

“Drums West” cut-paper animation from Jim Henson.

This newly rediscovered short was created in Jim’s home studio in Bethesda, MD around 1961. It is one of several experimental shorts inspired by the music of jazz great Chico Hamilton. At the end, in footage probably shot by Jerry Juhl, Jim demonstrates his working method.

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