The Jim Henson Company


‘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 […]

Henson hires kids TV veteran Maizes

The Jim Henson Company has hired Sarah Maizes as vice president of children’s entertainment. In the newly-created role at the kids producer and distributor she will focus on the production of preschool and older kids content. She joins Henson having been a producer on Dot., the kids show Randi Zuckerberg created and produced for TV […]

Cyber Group hires Goldsmith for US expansion

France’s Cyber Group Studios is moving into the US and has hired former Jim Henson distribution chief Richard Goldsmith to helm a new LA office. Goldsmith exited The Jim Henson Company in December ahead of a new role, details of which were not forthcoming at the time. He will run the Culver City-based Cyber Group […]

TBI Kids: Year in Review

Undeniably, 2016 was the year digital platforms established themselves as key kids entertainment market gamechangers. “Netflix, without a doubt” was the network that made the biggest impression across the year, says Halle Stanford, executive VP of children’s entertainment at The Jim Henson Company. Many others agree with her – Andrew Cole-Bulgin of Komixx Media Group […]

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