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The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made in theaters November 23rd
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The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made in theaters November 23rd

Anxious for Disney to return The Muppets to the big screen? Well, apparently, so is Disney! The House of Mouse has bumped up the upcoming Muppet film a full month, from December 25th to it’s new date, November 23rd. Though Christmas day films have a history of some solid success, those of us (all of us!) so incredibly excited to see the Jim Henson characters have a lot of thanks to give ...

NBC readies A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
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NBC readies A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa

The Muppets are bringing Christmas to NBC about a week early this year! At 8pm on December 17th, the network will air A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, a one-hour holiday special starring the Emmy and Grammy Award-winning Muppets. Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal — the whole gang of Jim Henson’s creations will team up with Santa for the Christmas spirit, as the Muppets mistakenly ...

Early shots of The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made
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Early shots of The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made

Hey, puppets are considered a form of animation – thus, so are Muppets! Besides, who wouldn’t want to hear more about all our lovable pals, from Kermit to Miss Piggy? Not only has the group had multiple television shows and several already existing theatrical releases, the Disney-owned property created by Jim Henson also had an animated run in the 80s with the cartoon “Muppet ...

Sid the Science Kid heads back to school
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Sid the Science Kid heads back to school

For years now, Sid the Science Kid has been teaching loyal viewers valuable science lessons via his CG animated series. Now, it seems the little genius is teaching the educational program a thing or too! Discovery and their educational department, appropriately named Discovery Education, have signed a deal with the Jim Henson Company to bring every episode of Sid the Science Kid to Discovery ...

Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train Under the Sea hits PBS Kids
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Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Under the Sea hits PBS Kids

Dinosaur Train is one of the more popular animated series on PBS, as told through the eyes of Buddy, a young Tyrannosaurus Rex. Along with his adoptive family of Pteranodons, the group goes on adventures to meet all kinds of different creatures, learning facts and befriending the others along the way. On August 20th, the Jim Henson Company’s CG toon will reach an area never before seen, ...

Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train gets all new products
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Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train gets all new products

The Jim Henson Company’s Dinosaur Train series has gathered a lot of steam lately, no pun intended. In addition to it’s regular spot on the PBS Kids lineup, the CG animated toon has recently been signed in a number of deals to bring Dinosaur Train related products across the country. This includes a deal with DecoPac for cake toppers, Anagram balloons, Kidz World furniture, ...

PBS Kids' Sid the Science Kid can't wait for No School Singalong Special
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PBS Kids’ Sid the Science Kid can’t wait for No School Singalong Special

Sid the Science Kid has made some great progress since debuting a year and a half ago. Produced by Jim Henson Productions, KCET, and PBS, the computer generated toon allows puppeteers to voice digitally animated characters in real time via the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, as if the cartoons were more traditional Muppets. As the series preps for the end of it’s second season, PBS Kids ...

Omnilab Media and The Jim Henson Company prep Power of the Dark Crystal, sequel to Dark Crystal
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Omnilab Media and The Jim Henson Company prep Power of the Dark Crystal, sequel to Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal is legendary cult classic film from the earlier days of The Jim Henson Company. Released in 1982, the darker tone of the epic adventure film made audiences completely rethink the idea of “Muppets”, with demonic creations and incredibly detailed, Lord of the Rings-type settings. Now, some 30 years later, Omnilab Media’s Ambience Entertainment and The Jim ...

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Dinosaur Train pulling into the station

PBS is gearing up for fall like a locomotive! Actually… that’s kinda true! On Labor Day, Monday September 7th, PBS Kids will launch the new CG animated series, Dinosaur Train. The toon, produced by the Jim Henson Company, stars Buddy, a curious, funny, and intelligent T-Rex. He is cautious, but always ready to jump into action and start asking questions. Along with his siblings, ...

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The Dark Crystal 2

In 1982, Jim Henson and Frank Oz brought a movie to the big screen that could be described as “Sesame Street” meets “Lord of the Rings”. That movie was The Dark Crystal; a fantastic journey with creepy monsters and innocent creatures, from another planet in another time. Through the courage of a young orphan named Jen, the Mystics are able to recover the Dark ...

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Monster Safari

The Jim Henson Co. is producing a new, stop-motion animated feature film called Monster Safari. The feature is based on a short film from Screen Novelties, THR, stop-motion animation studio. Monster Safari is about what happens when the Earth’s monsters come out of hiding and a pair of bumbling crypto-zoologists spring into action to save them from a ruthless hunter — even cooler, its ...

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Dinosaur Train

This Labor Day, you’ll get a special reward in addition to a day off of school: PBS Kids is launching the Jim Henson Company’s new CG-animated series Dinosaur Train. The show educates about natural science, natural history, and the science of paleontology; dinosaurs! ...

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