“I know I drive some people crazy with what seems like ridiculous optimism, but it has always worked for me,” Muppets founder Jim Henson once said. But it’s exactly that optimism that continues to make the puppeteering auteur stand out from a crowd of creators. Today would have been Henson’s 80th birthday. Here are 20 […]
Witches, Dragons, and Giants... Oh my!
What’s most striking about the new exhibition Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Journey to Goblin City is how even the small collection of about 50 objects reveals the incredible amount of attention that went into the creation of details, some of which were seen only briefly, if at all, in the final film. Show More Summary
Archaia, an imprint under the BOOM! Studios umbrella, is continuing its Jim Henson’s Storyteller series of limited series with the four-issue Jim Henson’s Storyteller: Giants – and will introduce it at New York Comic-Con 2016. The first issue will be in stores on December 7th. Show More Summary
The Best Of Fraggle Rock LP reissue My devotion to the work of Jim Henson goes beyond lengthy dissections of Henson’s greatest successes and most fascinating failures and into spaces like my record collection, which still includes the first piece of vinyl I ever spent a significant amount of time with: The Muppet Show’s 1977 spin-off album. Show More Summary
September is a landmark month for fans of puppet-themed entertainment, and while we did just refer to them as puppets — blasphemy! — it’s time to tip our hats to The Muppets on this, their 40th anniversary. It’s hard to believe four decades have passed since Jim Henson’s lovable creations first graced the small screen, […]
A new book is offering an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at Labyrinth, the cult classic David Bowie-starring Jim Henson film. Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History, written by Paula Block and Terry Erdmann, is out October 18 via Insight Editions. Show More Summary
The Kermit I see is sensitive, silly and sweet. He sings with abandon, despite not having an auto-tuned perfect voice. He talks about his feelings, and friends, and rainbows. Jim Henson created Kermit in the Free To Be You and Me-fueled...Show More Summary
Is Jim Henson's Muppety coming of age movie an all-timer? Read more...
Eisner Award winner Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”) as well as Bob Camp (“Ren and Stimpy,” “G.I. Joe”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Spider-Man”), Geof Isherwood (“Conan,” “Silver Surfer”), Guy Gilchrist (“NANCY,” “Jim Henson’sShow More Summary
By combining improvisational comedy with the puppeteering mastery of The Jim Henson Company, Brian Henson and Patrick Bristow’s PUPPET UP! – UNCENSORED is a source of constantly evolving adult humor.
The cuddly Muppets we loved as kids have grown up and morphed into outrageous characters that like to talk trash. We have Brian Henson, son of Muppets creator Jim Henson, to thank for “Puppet Up! Uncensored,” an adult-themed show that opened in late July in the Sands Showroom at the Venetian. ...
Jim Henson's Labyrinth is one of those rare movies that was somehow even weirder than I remembered when I finallly got around to re-watching it as an adult. The film, which stars Jennifer Connelly as Sarah, a girl who desperately wants...Show More Summary
New movie marks the puppet studio's return to fantasy movies after over ten years.
The world lost one of its finest creators when Terry Pratchett died in March 2015. His final book, which had been completed before his death, was published five months later. Though he left enough notes for at least ten more novels in his famous Discworld series, there are no plans for anyone to take over […]
The Jim Henson Company is boarding the long-in-the-works feature adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Wee Free Men with Rhianna Pratchett, the author’s daughter, adapting the novel. The novel, first published in 2003, is part of Pratchett’s mega-selling and beloved Discworld series of books. Show More Summary
Terry Pratchett’s young adult Discworld novel is getting adapted by the Jim Henson Company, which means we’ll finally see young witch Tiffany Aching in action. Read more...
Narrativia, the production company set up to bring Terry Pratchett's works to the screen, has announced that it is partnering with the Jim Henson Company on a movie version of The Wee Free Men, the first of Pratchett's Tiffany Aching series of novels set in his popular Discworld setting. Show More Summary
Straight from the imagination of the Jim Henson Company - which has brought you some of your favorites like The Muppets and Fraggle Rock - comes a fun, new Netflix Original show that will teach your little one all about words. The catchy...Show More Summary