Talks, Virtual

Happily Ever After Hours | Muppet Performer Dave Goelz

Fri, Apr 17 | 5:30pm
FREE | Sign-up Required
Zoom Webinar

In keeping with our mission, The Walt Disney Family Museum is finding new and unique ways to connect to our audience virtually. We are thrilled to announce our new Happily Ever After Hours virtual series with Disney luminaries, including animators, artists, directors, and Imagineers, who will discuss their careers and connections to Walt’s story. Hosted via Zoom webinar, audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions to our special guests in advance and watch them answered live. Grab a refreshment and hear from some of your favorite Disney personalities from the comfort of your home.

The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to invite you to join Muppeteer Dave Goelz for the second installment of the museum’s newest virtual series, Happily Ever After Hours. From the comfort of your home, join Goelz for stories about his work on hundreds of Jim Henson productions and what it was like to be the hand (and voice) behind some of our most beloved Henson characters, including Boober Fraggle, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Waldorf, and, most famously, The Great Gonzo.

Due to anticipated demand and limited Q&A time, not all submitted questions will be answered. All participants must sign up by noon Pacific Time on the day prior to the event. Participants must have a Zoom account to attend the workshop. A link to the workshop and instructions for joining will be sent prior to the event.


Registration for this program will open to the public starting Monday, April 13 at 10am through this event page.

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About the Speaker

Dave Goelz joined Jim Henson in 1973 as a puppet designer/builder, and eventually became a core Muppet Performer. He performs The Great Gonzo, Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot, Beauregard, Waldorf, Chip, Boober and Traveling Matt Fraggle, along with many others. He has starred in most Jim Henson and Muppet TV programs and feature films since 1973, including The Dark Crystal (1982) and Labyrinth (1986).

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