Legendary puppeteer and voice actor Frank Oz appeared for the first time at Star Wars Weekends in June 2015. The annual event held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios draws members of the Jedi Order from all over the world.
Oz is known for bringing Yoda to life in the Star Wars movie franchise and is the genius behind a number of beloved children’s characters on The Muppet Show and Sesame Street including Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Sam Eagle, Cookie Monster and Grover.
Oz sat down with James Arnold Taylor at the Theater of the Stars to discuss what it was like working with Jim Henson and his career as a movie director. Thanks to MouseSteps and videographer Jeff Lange for the video!