The Jim Henson Company has granted a licensing agreement to Rail Events, Inc, to operate live events based on the hit Emmy-nominated PBS KIDS series Dinosaur Train.
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World-renowned family entertainment producer and distributor The Jim Henson Company has partnered with Chick-fil-A, the national restaurant chain specializing in chicken dishes, for a nationwide promotion in support of the preschool series, PAJANIMALS, debut on 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout in the U.S. this October.
The Jim Henson Company has appointed Richard Goldsmith to the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Global Distribution.
World-renowned family entertainment producer and distributor The Jim Henson Company has partnered with 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout and Northern Ireland’s Sixteen South Limited for the co-production of 26 half-hour episodes (52 x 11’) of the new preschool series, PAJANIMALS, which will air exclusively in the U.S. on Sprout.
Guillermo Del Toro and The Jim Henson Company have joined forces with Pathe to develop and produce a 3D stop motion animated version of Pinocchio based on the edition of Carlo Collodi’s classic tale illustrated by Gris Grimly.
The Jim Henson Company announced today the production of an all-new second season of the award-winning, animated preschool series DINOSAUR TRAIN.
The Jim Henson Company announced today that it is beginning production on the second season of WILSON & DITCH: DIGGING AMERICA the online destination for PBSKIDSGO.org about two comical gophers on a cross-country adventure as they explore America’s most famous (and perhaps not-so-famous) destinations.
4Kids Entertainment has introduced The Scribbles, the newest irreverent character group derived from Jim Henson Designs, at the just concluded International Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, showcasing 14 inventive new characters of the engaging collection along with product samples from Japan.
The Jim Henson Company will debut several new properties at the Licensing International Expo, it was announced by Melissa Segal, SVP, Global Consumer Products, The Jim Henson Company.
In a joint announcement by Omnilab Media’s Christopher Mapp and The Jim Henson Company’s Lisa Henson, Australian based Omnilab Media is teaming up with The Jim Henson Company to bring the much anticipated fantasy sequel, “Power of the Dark Crystal” to the big screen in stereoscopic 3D.
On the eve of MIPCOM, The Jim Henson Company has finalized a new broadcast agreement with Discovery Kids Latin America to air the all-new CGI-animated series, Dinosaur Train, across the region.
The Jim Henson Company and BIG Communications are showcasing their new CG animated series DINOSAUR TRAIN at this year's MIPTV market. DINOSAUR TRAIN is produced by The Jim Henson Company with Singapore's BIG acting as co-producer and with the participation and assistance of the Singapore Media Development Authority.
The Jim Henson Company has appointed RC2 Corporation as the global master toy licensee for the upcoming animated series DINOSAUR TRAIN. Under the multi-year agreement, RC2 Corporation's Learning Curve Brands will feature a line of preschool products that will debut in the last half of 2010 and bring to life the rich and detailed world of the series.
The four recipients of the annual Jim Henson Honors were announced Friday by Brian Henson and Lisa Henson, co-CEOs of The Jim Henson Company. Established in 2005, the awards program acknowledges organizations, individuals or products that reflect the core values and philosophy of the legendary Jim Henson and the company he founded. Criteria used in the evaluation process include: a commitment to creativity, innovative applications of art and technology, and inspiration of others.
THE FOUR JIM HENSON HONOREES ARE:
The Jim Henson Company is relaunching its consumer products division and has appointed Melissa Segal to the new position of SVP, Global Consumer Products. Segal joins The Jim Henson Company from Brandolution, an innovative licensing and product development agency which she founded in 2006. For the past year, Brandolution has represented Henson, helping to build the licensing program for its new digital puppet preschool series, SID THE SCIENCE KID, a co-production of The Jim Henson Company and Los Angeles-based KCET.
The Visual Effects Society Education Committee and LA ACM SIGGRAPH Present: Innovation in Puppetry: From Animatronics to CGI Jim Henson's Creature Shop -- Tuesday, January 13, 2009.
Program:6:30-7:30 p.m. -- Social Hour7:30-8:15 p.m. -- Presentation on the Henson Soundstage: Overview of Jim Henson's Creature Shop with live demo of the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio8:15-8:30 p.m. -- Q & A from the audience8:30-9:15 p.m. -- Self-guided tours of the lot and guided tours of Jim Henson's Creature Shop
The Jim Henson Company has finalized an agreement with PBS KIDS to debut the all-new CGI-animated series, DINOSAUR TRAIN, in fall 2009. The new series embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while encouraging basic scientific thinking and skills as the audience learns about natural science, natural history and paleontology. The announcement was made today by Lisa Henson, co-CEO of The Jim Henson Company, and by John Boland, Chief Content Officer, PBS, at the PBS portion of the Television Critics Association January Press Tour.
4Kids Ent. Licensing and The Jim Henson Company have entered into a multi-year agreement with Global Brands Group to serve as the sub-agent and master licensee for the Jim Henson Designs property in Japan.
Guillermo del Toro and the Jim Henson Co. are working to develop a PINOCCHIO stop-motion feature with a darker tone, per VARIETY.
Henson Co. co-presidents Brian Henson and Lisa Henson will produce with SVP Jason Lust. Del Toro will exec produce. Del Toro revealed his involvement with the project on BLOODYDISGUSTING.com; saying he was working on the screenplay with Gris Grimly, who was the illustrator on 2002's PINOCCHIO. Grimly and Adam Parrish King will co-direct.
Henson Alternative, the brand from The Jim Henson Company for adult audiences, are developing an upcoming feature called HAPPYTIME MURDERS, a puppet comedy that plays on the film noir detective genre.
PBS KIDS Sprout, a 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for kids ages 2-5, will debut PAJANIMALS, the newest group of puppet characters from The Jim Henson Company, Sunday, November 2, 2008 during Sprout's nighttime block, The Good Night Show.