Reviewed by Dawn Hunt Quote: "2013 is the Year of The Fraggle, at least according to the Jim Henson Company."
App developer Cupcake Digital and The Jim Henson Company are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Jim Henson’s classic children’s show Fraggle Rock with a new app called Fraggle Friends Forever. The $3.99 app, which is available from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Nook, includes interactive stories based on the original characters and story lines. Show More Summary
Now, the series is preparing to turn 30, and to celebrate, the Jim Henson Company and Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment have put together a full series set as well as a smaller set for fans. Both will hit stores on May 14. The Fraggle Rock: 30th Anniversary Collection will include all four seasons of the hit series, and will offer a slew of bonus features.
Jane Nebel Henson, the former wife of Muppets creator Jim Henson who was influential in their creation, died Tuesday following a long bout with cancer, the Jim Henson Company said. She was 78. She first met Jim Henson in puppetry class...Show More Summary
Jane Nebel Henson died in her Connecticut home on Tuesday after a lengthy battle with cancer, The Jim Henson Company announced. She was 78 years old. A New York City native, she met Jim Henson in a puppetry class at the University of Maryland, College Park when they were both freshmen. Show More Summary
Jane Nebel Henson - who was married to the late Muppets creator Jim Henson and was instrumental in the development of the world-famous puppets - died Tuesday morning, a representative for the Jim Henson Company said. She was 79. Henson died at her home in Connecticut after a "long battle with cancer," a written statement [...]
Who do you call when you need an eccentric scientist with a wild head of hair? Christopher Lloyd, natch! The Back to the Future favorite lends his distinctive voice to the Jim Henson Company's Sid the Science Kid: The Movie, premiering...Show More Summary
Yesterday we reported that Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio, a stop motion animated project he was set to co-direct with Mark Gustafson (animation director for Fantastic Mr. Fox) for the Jim Henson Company, had been put on hold. The report stemmed from a series of tweets from writer/artist Chris Grimly in which he said, “Short to [...]
There was going to be a Jim Henson Company produced, Guillermo del Toro directed, and Mark Gustafson animated version of Pinocchio based on Gris Grimly's illustrations, but Frankenweenie ruined it. Tom Waits was even going to be Gepetto. This is why we can't have nice things.
Amazon Studios has chosen its first five pilots for children's shows, including offerings from the creators of Blue's Clues and Rugrats. User feedback will help determine whether the shows go into production.
We last reported on Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio back in May. At the time he was set to co-direct it with Mark Gustafson (animation director for Fantastic Mr. Fox) for the Jim Henson Company. Del Toro has been working on this project since 2008 with writer/artist Gris Grimly, and it’s Grimly who broke the bad [...]
It's a common misperception that everything the Jim Henson Company does is entirely family friendly. They're great at being family friendly without being cloying, but the Miskreant Puppets here...
Participant Media, the company behind films including "Lincoln" and "The Help," is starting a new cable network targeting millenial viewers, with content from Davis Guggenheim and The Jim Henson Company, among others. It will be led by Evan Shapiro, who joined Participant in May after serving as President of IFC and Sundance Channel. Show More Summary
Henson Company archivist Karen Falk has collected the result of Jim Henson’s unceasing creativity in a new book. Here, she shares thoughts (and images) on Henson’s work and on the process of putting the book together. Digging around in Jim Henson’s journal and endless collection of Muppets-abilia would be a dream job for anyone age five through 75. Show More Summary
Karen Falk, the archives director at The Jim Henson Company and curator of The Jim Henson Legacy / Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World,” has authored Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal, an adaptation of the diary that “Jim faithfully kept throughout his career” supplemented with “a trove of little-seen visual material, including rare [...]
In 1965, Jim Henson started a short animated film about a tiny grape who wanted to become a watermelon. Although the film was never finished, the Jim Henson Company Archive rediscovered the footage, and completed it with Henson's original storyboards. More »
“Kermit and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew in the digitally created world of the Muppet Institute of Technology, 1985.” -Image © The Jim Henson Company On September 13, 1983, Jim Henson and author Douglas Adams had dinner for the first time. Henson noted the event in his “Red Book” journal, in characteristic short-form style: ‘Dinner with Douglas [...]
Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer best known for playing Count von Count on Sesame Street and Gobo Fraggle on Fraggle Rock, died Thursday, the Jim Henson Company confirmed. He was 78. "Jerry Nelson imbued all his characters with the same gentle, sweet whimsy and kindness that were a part of his own personality. Show More Summary
Jerry Nelson, the skilled puppeteer who played "Sesame Street's" math-addicted vampire Count von Count, has died, The Jim Henson Company confirms. He was 78. In a statement posted to the studio's Facebook page, Lisa Henson, CEO and daughter to its legendary founder&nbs …
The Jim Henson Company recently ended its relationship with Chick-fil-A after the fast food chain’s CEO Dan Cathy told The Biblical Recorder that he does not support the legalization of gay marriage. Since then, the chain has filled kid’s meal bags with picture books from The Berenstain Bear series. Show More Summary