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Sep 02, 2018, 13:05 ET The Jim Henson Company Options Susan Dennard's 'The Witchlands' Books

The Jim Henson Company has optioned "The Witchlands" books, written by best-selling author Susan Dennard, to be developed as a live-action television ...


Jul 09, 2018, 08:35 ET The Jim Henson Company to Develop Popular Educational Product Line Slumberkins as a Television Series

The Jim Henson Company, an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years, is developing a new live-action puppet preschool series...


Jun 06, 2018, 04:01 ET SPLASH AND BUBBLES Celebrates World Oceans Day

The Jim Henson Company, Herschend Studios and PBS KIDS are celebrating World Oceans Day (June 8) with three new episodes, social media events, and...


May 16, 2018, 05:52 ET Feathered, Furry, and Human Guests Celebrate Puppetry at "Puppets for Puppetry" Fundraiser Honoring the Esteemed Puppeteer Caroll Spinney

On Saturday, May 5th, celebrities and puppet VIPs showed their support for puppetry when The Jim Henson Company hosted the second "Puppets for...


Apr 20, 2018, 02:32 ET "Puppets For Puppetry" Benefit on Saturday, May 5, 2018 Hosted by Chris Hardwick, With Special Guests Jack McBrayer, Bobby Moynihan, and Musical Guest Jason Mraz

The Center for Puppetry Arts will hold its second Puppets for Puppetry dinner and show on Saturday, May 5th, 2018, at The Jim Henson Company's...


Mar 22, 2018, 01:46 ET Center for Puppetry Arts Presents the Second "Puppets for Puppetry" Benefit Stage Show and Dinner Saturday, May 5, 2018 Honoring Caroll Spinney, Beloved Puppeteer of Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch

The Center for Puppetry Arts proudly presents its second Puppets for Puppetry fundraising event on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The dinner and show will be ...


Nov 03, 2017, 12:41 ET The Jim Henson Company Promotes Halle Stanford to President of Television

Longtime Henson executive Halle Stanford has been promoted to President of Television for The Jim Henson Company. The announcement was made today by...


Jun 02, 2017, 08:02 ET PBS Kids Series SPLASH AND BUBBLES Celebrates "Ocean Friends Forever" For World Oceans Day

The Jim Henson Company, Herschend Studios and PBS KIDS are kicking off "Ocean Friends Forever," a social media and community engagement initiative...


Feb 17, 2017, 12:00 ET Brian Henson Welcomes Fans to the Jim Henson Company's Private Studio for Special Performances of 'Puppet Up! - Uncensored' on the Historic Charlie Chaplin Soundstage

Brian Henson invites you to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Hollywood premiere of Puppet Up! – Uncensored, on Saturday, March 11th, 2017, at ...


Aug 23, 2016, 09:39 ET The Jim Henson Company Hosts, "Puppets For Puppetry" Fundraiser to Honor The Esteemed Puppeteer Dave Goelz on September 24, 2016

The Jim Henson Company is hosting "Puppets for Puppetry," a fundraiser for The Center for Puppetry Arts honoring the esteemed puppeteer Dave Goelz,...


Jul 19, 2016, 09:25 ET The Jim Henson Company Partners with Narrativia to Develop "WEE FREE MEN" as Feature Film

The Jim Henson Company announced today the development of a feature film based on the great literary legacy of the late Sir Terry Pratchett's "THE...


Sep 24, 2015, 08:35 ET The Jim Henson Company Celebrates 60 Years

In 1955, Jim Henson premiered his first show, Sam and Friends, a five-minute series that aired twice a day for six years – live – on Washington DC's...


Jun 30, 2015, 09:50 ET Lily The Unicorn, Produced by The Jim Henson Company and Based on the Book by Dallas Clayton, Debuts as Part of Amazon Studios' Kids Pilot Season

Lily the Unicorn, the latest project from The Jim Henson Company, is now available for viewing and reviewing during Amazon Studios' kids pilot...


Apr 25, 2014, 05:56 ET The Jim Henson Company Launches New App Doozer Creek As Part Of Doozers Multi-Platform Brand Launch

The Jim Henson Company, world-renowned family entertainment producer and distributor, announced today it has launched a new app, Doozer Creek, based...


Feb 05, 2014, 01:00 ET The Jim Henson Company Options Rights To Author Randi Zuckerberg's Debut Picture Book, Dot.

The Jim Henson Company, a leader in family entertainment for over fifty years, has optioned the rights to author Randi Zuckerberg's debut picture...


Jan 17, 2014, 07:22 ET The Jim Henson Company Launches SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE!

The Jim Henson Company, in conjunction with Mills Entertainment, Gables Grove Productions and The Brad Simon Organization, announced today that the...


Aug 08, 2013, 09:00 ET The Jim Henson Company Debuts New Multi-Platform Preschool Property, JIM HENSON'S CHATTER ZOO, With An Emphasis On Early Language Acquisition

The Jim Henson Company announced today the debut of its first preschool property to be released "digital first" for mobile platforms, JIM HENSON'S...


Jul 16, 2013, 09:00 ET The Jim Henson Company Launches Dinosaur Train -- Live! Buddy's Big Adventure

The Jim Henson Company in conjunction with Mills Entertainment, Gables Grove Productions and The Brad Simon Organization announced today that the...


Jul 01, 2013, 02:00 ET The Jim Henson Company And Amtrak Partner On "PAJANIMALS Pack Your Pajamas" National Sweepstakes

Pack your pajamas and prepare for a chance to win a fun, family train trip courtesy of Amtrak and The Jim Henson Company, a leader in family...


Jun 18, 2013, 11:24 ET The Jim Henson Company Partners With Penguin Young Readers Group To Launch "The Dark Crystal" Author Quest

The Jim Henson Company and Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, are reaching out to fans and fantasy writers to enter The...


May 09, 2013, 04:16 ET The Jim Henson Company Launches Jim Henson Family TV, A New Paid Channel On YouTube

On Thursday, May 9th, Jim Henson Family TV, the new paid channel from The Jim Henson Company, launches on YouTube (www.youtube.com/JimHensonFamilyTV)....


Apr 10, 2013, 06:00 ET New Marketing Partners Join 30th Anniversary Celebration Of Jim Henson's Beloved Television Series Fraggle Rock™

2013 marks the 30th Anniversary of the perennial favorite television series Fraggle Rock™. The Jim Henson Company announced today the newest...


Apr 02, 2013, 05:01 ET Jane Nebel Henson 1934-2013

Jane Henson died in her Connecticut home on April 2, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. A tribute page celebrating Jane and featuring images from...


Mar 06, 2013, 02:14 ET The Jim Henson Company Announces Tiered Release Of "Sid the Science Kid: The Movie" The New Preschool Adventure Debuting On PBS KIDS March 25 And Coming To DVD And iTunes On April 2 From NCircle Entertainment

SID THE SCIENCE KID: THE MOVIE, a co-production with The Jim Henson Company and Chinese partners Nine Eyes Stone Pictures and Shanghai Animation Film ...


Sep 12, 2012, 06:38 ET Fraggle Rock Talenthouse Contest Winning Art Designs Revealed By The Jim Henson Company

In preparation for the upcoming 2013 30th Anniversary of the internationally beloved television series Fraggle Rock™, The Jim Henson Company revealed ...