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A feature-length outing for the popular Sid the Science Kid series is set to debut March 25 on PBS Kids! followed by a DVD and iTunes release on April 2. The movie is a co-production between The Jim Henson Company and Chinese partners Nine Eyes Stone Pictures and Shanghai Animation [...]
The Jim Henson Co. is looking at launching an animation studio in Tianjin, China, Variety reports. The company signed a memo of understanding on the venture with Nine Eyes Stone Animation Prods. At the first edition of the International Comic and Animation Convention in Beijing, which ended this past Sunday [...]
The Jim Henson Company has licensed all 52 x 11’ episodes of its new preschool series, Pajanimals to Disney Junior platforms in France, Italy, Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, Israel, Turkey, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The announcement was made today by Richard Goldsmith, exec VP of global distribution [...]
The Jim Henson Company will no longer do business with Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A. Dan Cathy, president and COO of Chick-fil-A recently told the Baptist Press that Chick-fil-A was “guilty as charged” in its opposition to same-sex marriage. A report from the LGBT advocacy group Equality Matters said that Chick-fil-A donated more [...]
L.A.’s Jim Henson Company has picked up the film and consumer products rights to 1970s classic children’s book series Frog and Toad, written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel. An animated film featuring the comic adventures of the reptile pals is in development, while a licensing program based on the series’ [...]
After many months of unconfirmed rumors, Guillermo Del Toro has made it official. He will be co-directing Henson’s upcoming stop-motion adaptation of Pinocchio, with Mark Gustafson (Fantastic Mr. Fox), Variety reports. The project will begin shooting in the summer of 2013. Originally, the project involved Gris Grimly, who illustrated a 2002 [...]
The Jim Henson Company is hard at work developing a new animated children’s series, ImaginOcean, based on the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean. The musical underwater adventure series (52 x 11) will utilized the company’s Emmy-winning proprietary Henson Digital Puppetry Studio which blend real time puppeteering and CG characters. [...]
The Jim Henson Company has signed on with Chinese partner Nine Eyes Stone & Shanghai Animation Film Studios to co-produce the CGI animated Sid the Science Kid: The Movie, based on Henson’s popular digital puppet series for PBSKIDS preschool lineup. The film will be the company’s first animated movie to [...]
Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the rest of lovable Muppets receives their star on the Hollywood Walk (“Wocka Wocka”) of Fame today (Tuesday) in celebration of the release of Disney’s The Muppets on Blu‐ray Combo Pack and DVD. The event was emceed by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and CEO [...]
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 and will report to Halle Stanford, the EVP of the division while Lista was promoted to director of feature development and will [...]