On the corner of La Brea and Sunset you will find The Jim Henson Company, which rests on one of the most historic plots of land in all of Los Angeles.
Later, the location was the home of A&M Records, where legendary artists such as The Rolling Stones, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Carole King, and all four Beatles recorded.
Since 1999 the historic spot has been home to The Jim Henson Company, and BuzzFeed was recently invited behind the gates to take a look around and see firsthand how they create their new animated series on PBS Kids, Splash and Bubbles.
As we walked around the lot, we came across cool relics from throughout the history of The Jim Henson Company.
In the lobby there was a display case full of the many awards the company has won...
Creatures from Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow....
...and the animatronic head of Carol from Where The Wild Things Are.
The really cool stuff, though, was happening on the Jim Henson Soundstage. There they were using groundbreaking digital puppetry technology to make Splash and Bubbles.
This technology allows puppeteers, actors, and voice artists to have their performances captured and turned into digital animation in real time.
It's technology that Jim Henson himself would have been excited about, according to his daughter and current Jim Henson Company CEO, Lisa Henson.
"One of his last projects was a 3D movie for the Disney parks called Muppet Vision 3D, and it had a kind of crudely modeled animated character named Waldo who was controlled using puppetry," Henson told BuzzFeed.
"So when my father was alive they actually did succeed in moving an animated character using a puppetry rig with an animated interface."