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Jim Formanek, Veteran Executive at the Jim Henson Co., Dies at 50

Jim Formanek, who spent the past 15 years as director of consumer products for The Jim Henson Co., died Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank of cancer complications. He was 50. Formanek joined Henson in 2000 in an administrative position that he termed “assistant president” and went on to lead consumer products […]

Puppet Makers Rise Up Against the Puppet Masters

On his first day on set in November 2019, a puppet wrangler on Disney+’s Earth to Ned — a talk show spoof starring an alien puppet and produced by The Jim Henson Company — was told by another, more senior wrangler not to address one of the show’s star puppeteers, Kevin Clash, directly. “Amongst other […]

Jim Henson Co. Sets New Puppet Talk Show at Disney+ (Exclusive)

A month after creative differences sank a planned Muppets revival, Disney+ is teaming with the Jim Henson Co. for a new puppet show — with a twist. Disney+ has handed out a straight-to-series order for Earth to Ned, a comedic half-hour talk show in which an alien (and his lieutenant!) interview celebrity guests. The series […]

‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’: TV Review

Director Louis Leterrier and The Jim Henson Company join forces with Netflix on 'Age of Resistance,' a hugely ambitious prequel to 'The Dark Crystal' that delivers comparable visual wonder and a more nuanced story.

Crawford Hawkins, Canadian Producer and Editor, Dies at 85

Crawford Hawkins, a director, producer and editor in Los Angeles before heading to Canada in 1979 and eventually becoming head of the Directors Guild of Canada on the West Coast, has died. He was 85.

James Frawley, ‘The Monkees’ and ‘The Muppet Movie’ Director, Dies at 82

James Frawley, a veteran Hollywood director of TV and film projects like 'The Monkees' and 'The Muppet Movie,' has died. He was 82.

The Jim Henson Company Boards Fantasy Drama ‘Knights of Panterra’ (Exclusive)

The Jim Henson Company has come on board 'Knights of Panterra,' a Canadian live-action series based on the 'Dino Knights' kids books by Jeff Norton.

Unscripted Producers Joseph Freed, Allison Berkley Ink First-Look Deal With eOne (Exclusive)

The 'I Am Elizabeth Smart' producers will develop and co-produce content for the indie studio.

UTA Signs The Jim Henson Company (Exclusive)

The company is currently in production on Netflix series 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.'

Jim Henson’s Son Explains Why Kermit Actor Was Replaced

Brian Henson said that actor Steve Whitmire made "outrageous demands" and would often "play brinkmanship."

Alan Cumming and PETA Ask Court to Free Chimpanzee Co-star From “Unsanitary” Sanctuary

The actor and the animal-rights group want Tonka, who starred in the 1997 comedy 'Buddy,' freed from a cramped and "filthy" cage at a Missouri facility.

Jim Henson Studios Opens Doors for “R-Rated” Puppet Show that Zings Trump

'Puppet Up! — Uncensored' creator Brian Henson thinks his father, Jim, would have loved it: "His sense of humor was very naughty and very blue."