The George Pal Lecture on Fantasy Film is a discussion panel established in 1980 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in memory of filmmaker George Pal.
Jim Henson delivered the 1984 lecture accompanied by Kermit the Frog on October 15 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Henson screened clips from Time Piece, Number Twelve Rocks, The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Dark Crystal, and the as-yet unreleased Dreamchild, and fielded a question and answer session with Kermit.
- Other lecturers have included Ray Bradbury, Rick Baker, Joe Dante, Ray Harryhausen, Tom Hanks, and Carl Sagan.
- Don Sahlin had worked with Pal on a number of projects before joining the Muppets, including Tom Thumb, and The Time Machine, amongst others.