The Jim Henson Company


Exclusive: Jim Henson Co’s Halle Stanford on nostalgia, dream projects & empowering women

Following International Women’s Day, TBI continues its series of interviews with leading women in the TV industry. Here, Halle Stanford discusses her “dream-come-true project” and acting as a mentor to other women in the industry. Halle Stanford is levelling the playing field. The president of television for The Jim Henson Company tells TBI that her […]

TBI Weekly: Delivering diversity in children’s programming

TBI deputy editor Mark Layton takes a deep dive to explore how the global TV industry is working to improve inclusivity and representation in children’s programming, and asks what needs to happen both in front of and behind the camera in order to bring about real change. Every child deserves to see themselves reflected in […]

‘Fraggle Rock’ reboot headed to Apple

Apple has partnered with The Jim Henson Company to reboot the classic children’s ‘muppet’ series Fraggle Rock as a global Apple Original series for Apple TV+. Produced by The Jim Henson Company in association with New Regency, the series will reunite the original puppet (or rather, muppet) ‘stars’ – Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley and […]

Kids round-up: Jim Henson expands Anna Moorefield’s remit; Israel’s Nutz to shoot ‘Sky’

Jim Henson’s Moorefield gets bigger remit The Jim Henson Company has expanded the responsibilities of its VP of global distribution, Anna Moorefield. She will now head all content distribution strategies for the company across all platforms, with responsibility for sales of all media across TV, cable, home video, and theatrical in all territories. Moorefield is […]

Kids round-up: Hoho takes ‘Shane The Chef’ to global nets; Mondo TV preps MIPTV slate

Hoho Rights has struck multiple deals around the world for food-based preschool title Shane The Chef. The 52 x 11-minute animated series follows the foody adventures of ambitious and energetic chef Shane and his young daughter Izzy. A year since its launch on Channel 5’s Milkshake!, the title will head to Celtic broadcasters RTE, BBC […]

Netflix restores Henson’s Dark Crystal for TV

Eighties movie Dark Crystal is headed for a TV remake at Netflix. The Jim Henson Company-produced feature film is being rebooted as a ten-part prequel series that goes into production this autumn in the UK. Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will launch to Netflix’s subscribers in 190 territories, telling a story set many years before […]

Dot. travels to Piwi+, Panda, SVT

Several European broadcasters have bought Randi Zuckerberg-created kids series Dot. Canal+-owned Piwi+ in France, Dreamia-owned Canal Panda in Portugal and Swedish pubcaster SVT have all plumped for the 52x11mins toon, which debuted last year on CBC in Canada and Sprout in the US. Jim Jam has taken rights in the MENA and Benelux territories, while […]

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