Drew Stuzan and Miss Piggy
Struzan keeps a
Kermit the Frog photo puppet replica in his art studio. Drew Struzan (b. 1947) is an artist and illustrator who has created many recognizable movie posters. Over his distinguished career he has painted posters for , Star Wars Indiana Jones, , Back to the Future Harry Potter, and more.
the Jim Henson Company, he created movie posters for , The Muppet Movie , The Great Muppet Caper , and The Muppet Christmas Carol . He also illustrated the Muppet Treasure Island , a set of Muppet Show Colorforms posters for Great Muppet Caper McDonald's, and . He keeps a Great Muppet Caper puzzles Kermit the Frog photo puppet replica in his studio.
A letter from
posted on Drew Struzan’s website compliments him on his work:
“ We wanted to take a moment to let you know how knocked out we are with the painting for The Great Muppet Caper! You captured the essence of the Muppets and the excitement of the film and we congratulate you. ”
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster is a 2011 documentary about the artist; Caroll Spinney was both in the feature and on a NY Comic Con panel. George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Michael J. Fox, Guillermo del Toro, and Alice Cooper also appear in the film. The film features a 4-minute segment focused entirely on Struzan's work with the Muppets and Jim Henson.
The Muppet Movie
Acrylic paints & colored pencils on gessoed board 28x32 inches 1979
The Muppet Movie poster Changes in final version: Catchphrase, credits, quote & logo added
The Muppet Movie poster
The Great Muppet Caper poster Changes in final version: Newspaper (credits) background & logo added
The Muppet Christmas Carol poster Changes in final version: Tiny Tim's body size changed considerably, Bean's mittens blend in now, smoke added, snowflakes removed, logo added
Muppet Treasure Island poster Changes in final version: Silver's facial expression changed considerably, Hawkins' head moved down, logo added
Muppet Show Colorforms 1980 Great Muppet Caper puzzle concept art Pencil on Vellum 11x14 inches 1981
Great Muppet Caper poster 1981
Great Muppet Caper poster 1981 Hey Cinderella! & The Frog Prince art Acrylic paints & colored pencils on linen board 16x18 inches 1981
Final combo CED release cover
Changes in final version: Kermit, framing & logos added Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas & The Muppet Musicians of Bremen art Acrylic paints & colored pencils on linen board 16x18 inches 1981
Final combo CED release cover
Changes in final version: Kermit, framing & logos added
Additional Muppet Artwork
Kermit the Director
1981  Muppet Home Video Logo 1980
Pencil Drawing of Kermit and Miss Piggy on a motorcycle.
Pencil Drawing of Kermit and Miss Piggy.
In 1991 Struzan created a tribute collage for
George Lucas, including Ludo from . The piece also features Labyrinth Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, C-3PO and R2-D2 from , and Star Wars Indiana Jones, among others.
"George Lucas / The Creative Impulse"
Acrylic paints & colored pencils on gessoed board 30x40 inches 1991
Drew Struzan: An Appreciation of an Artist on the home video release of The Mist
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (0:40:12—0:44:07) ↑
Christie's auction house listing: the actual painting is acrylics and colored pencils on Lin-Tex board, 17.5 x 16.5 in. Estimated to sell for $2,500 - $3,500, it sold at auction for $2,350 in a 2000 Los Angeles Christie's sale, "Masters of Cinema Art".