‘Muppet Movie’ Blu-Ray Arrives on Tuesday

It’s (nearly) the 35th anniversary of James Frawley’s hugely popular feature The Muppet Movie, you know the one in which we find out how Kermit and the rest of the gang ... Continue Reading →

New York Museum to Pay Tribute to Henson Puppets

A special gallery devoted to the art of Jim Henson and his puppets will be built at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. Henson’s family has donated nearly 400 puppets, ... Continue Reading →

Puppeteer, Philanthropist Jane Henson Dies at 78

The Muppets co-creator and philanthropist Jane Henson, the widow of the beloved Jim Henson, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. She was 78. Born in Queens, New York, Jane ... Continue Reading →

Putting Himself ‘Out There’

How South Park veteran Ryan Quincy tapped his awkward phase for IFC’s first original cartoon. Cheer up, Generation X: There’s a new adult-targeted toon on the TV block that’s ... Continue Reading →

Andy Serkis to Direct Mo-Cap ‘Animal Farm’

Everyone’s favorite motion-capture thespian Andy Serkis (aka Gollum) will be going behind the camera for a new adaptation of George Orwell’s classic political fable Animal Farm. ... Continue Reading →

Count Puppeteer Jerry Nelson Dies at 78

Jerry Nelson, the Emmy-winning puppeteer best known for playing the famous Count von Count on Sesame Street, died Thursday (August 23) of unspecified causes, according to CBC Radio-Canada. ... Continue Reading →

Jim Henson Co. Promotes New Directors

The Jim Henson Company has promoted Meghan Sheridan and Blanca Lista to serve as directors in feature and TV development. Sheridan is now the director of children’s entertainment ... Continue Reading →

‘Muppets’ Prove Timeless Appeal in Theaters

The moody vampires and werewolves of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 took the top spot domestically and internationally over the Thanksgiving weekend, with a $62.2 million ... Continue Reading →

NBC to Produce New Henson Co. Sitcom

Now that audiences are eating up everything Muppet-relate in anticipation of this week’s movie opening, The Hollywood Reporter announces that NBC has ordered a script for The New ... Continue Reading →

The Hub Celebrates Turkey Day with the Muppets

Since Disney’s The Muppets movie is on everyone’s radar this holiday season, The Hub has planned a special Thanksgiving marathon featuring Jim Henson’s beloved characters. On ... Continue Reading →