The Jim Henson Company
main title sequence for Netflix, The Jim Henson Company and Julie AndrewsShine directed, designed and animated the main title for “Julie’s Greenroom”. The sequence was shot on green screen for the title sequence so the characters could be placed into different places around the Wellspring Theater.
Fizz, Riley, Peri, Spike, and Hank explore the magic of the performing arts under the mentorship and teaching of theater legend Julie Andrews. Together, Ms. Julie and her assistant Gus team up with some very special guests to help the Greenies learn about the creative workings of each different performing art. Follow along as the Greenies master each talent, learning and working together en route to their dramatic performance. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like: Ms. Julie and friends want to show kids how the theater is for everyone.
In each episode, Andrews invites guests to come in and demonstrate their craft. Alec Baldwin talks about acting. Bill Irwin talks about clowning. And Idina Menzel takes the kids on a field trip to Broadway and to the musical Wicked, where the actress playing the current Wicked Witch of the West explains how she applies her intricate makeup. After all, it’s not easy being green — but if you’re a Muppets fan, you knew that already.
Julie’s Greenroom, the series, is a deconstruction, and a celebration, of the act of creative collaboration. It reveals that mounting a performance is hard work — but also a thrill and a valuable learning experience.
In Julie’s Greenroom, the musical they put on is about an ogre who crushes the spirit of his kingdom by stealing its music, its dance and its writings. Several times in Julie’s Greenroom, Andrews quotes the theatrical maxim that “The show must go on.” Her new Netflix series demonstrates how that happens, and in the musical within the TV show, what might happen if it doesn’t.