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"Thriller," "The Muppet Movie" to join US film registry archive


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video will become the first music video to rest among the nation's treasures in the Library of Congress film archive.

The library works with movie studios to ensure original prints are kept safe and it acquires copies for preservation in its own vaults.

1979's "The Muppet Movie" will join the King of Pop in the 2009 National Film Registry, along with the 1957 sci-fi classic "The Incredible Shrinking Man" and more than 20 others.

Click here to see this year's full list of films and to vote on the 2010 collection

Online reporting by Wendy Hathaway

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