It’s not too often you meet someone that has truly changed your life. Having grown up on Sesame Street, Star Wars and The Muppets, getting to meet and speak with Frank Oz at the Saturn Awards last night was the highlight of my evening. If you’re not aware of Oz’s influence on our planet, he created Yoda, Miss Piggy, Animal, Grover, Fozzie Bear, Cookie Monster and Bert on Sesame Street, among many others. His influence on generations of kids around the world is immeasurable.
During our interview, I asked him about working with Jim Henson, creating the voices for his iconic characters, if he kept any props from his past projects, if he saw director James Bobin‘s The Muppets and what he thought about the film, and whether he would ever be involved with The Muppets again. Hit the jump for more.