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Jeff Bridges, Dave Bautista, and Bryan Cranston Join ‘Grendel’

Bridges will play the eponymous Grendel alongside Bautista as Beowulf and Cranston as King Hrothgar in The Jim Henson Company’s live-action monster film set to begin production in Europe later this year.

In-Passing Headline News

Henson Creature Shop Innovator David Barrington Holt Passes at 79

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 8:59am

The long-time leader of The Jim Henson Company’s first Creature Shop in Los Angeles, whose pioneering work included development of the ground-breaking Henson Performance Control System that revolutionized computer-driven puppetry, died of cancer on March 13.

Best of the 80’s Headline News

Apple TV+ Launches ‘Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock’ Season 2

Watch an exclusive clip, ‘A New Look,’ featuring guest star Adam Lambert voicing The Great Glitterini! and get into the 80’s groove! 13 all-new episodes stream today, March 29.

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The Hidden Animation of ‘Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock’ Season 2

Storyboards, previs, and innovative ways to digitally support the unmatched charm of its puppetry mark the all-new season of the Apple TV+ series, which dives deeper into the captivating world of Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober, and Red with a host of new Fraggles, new songs, and themes of interdependence and environmental awareness​​.

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Apple TV+ Drops ‘Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock’ Season 2 Trailer

Ariana DeBose, Brett Goldstein, and Catherine O’Hara join as special guest stars when Jim Henson’s fun-loving and musical Fraggles returns with more epic, fun and zany adventures; all 13 new episodes premiere March 29.

Kids & Family Animation Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Sago Mini Friends’ Season 2 Trailer

The streamer reveals upcoming winter ‘Kids & Family’ premieres, including the all-new ‘Peanuts’ Special ‘Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin,’ The Jim Henson Company’s ‘Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock’ Season 2, and a new season of ‘Sago Mini Friends,’ which kicks off January 26.

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‘Harriet the Spy’s Emotional Season 2 Arrives on Apple TV+

The Jim Henson Company’s Lisa Henson and Titmouse’s Niko Guardia and Allison Craig discuss the show’s titular, ‘unapologetic’ 11-year-old amateur sleuth, the hurt feelings her secret notes cause once revealed, and how a show about New York, made in New York, was especially meaningful to the production crew.

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Apple TV+ Shares ‘Harriet the Spy’ Season 2 Trailer

The outspoken and perpetually curious 11-year-old Harriet M. Welsch returns May 5 in all-new episodes of the hugely popular animated series based on Louise Fitzhugh’s iconic novel.

Teaching Kids to Sort Through Their Feelings ANIMATIONWorld

Apple TV+’s ‘Slumberkins’ Offers a Safe Space for ‘Big Feelings’

New mixed-media preschool series from the Factory and The Jim Henson Company looks inside teaching kids to get along and share by showing them self-awareness and how to sort through their own feelings.

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Apple TV+ Reveals Fall Kids and Family Animation Slate

New and returning series coming to the streamer's lineup include ‘Sago Mini Friends,’ ‘Slumberkins’, ‘Interrupting Chicken’ and more classics with the Peanuts gang from Mendelson/Melendez Productions and Peanuts Worldwide.

We All Need a Best-Feathered Friend! Headline News

Apple TV+ Shares ‘Duck & Goose’ Trailer

Based on the bestselling books by Tad Hills, the series follows 2 best-feathered friends who learn to embrace each other’s differences; show premieres Friday, July 8.

New Animation for Kids Headline News

Apple TV+ Greenlights ‘Sago Mini Friends’ Original Preschool Series

Inspired by the popular kids’ app, the show features Harvey the floppy-eared dog and his friends who model optimism, kindness, and true thankfulness; Spin Master is producing, with animation by Brown Bag Films.

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Apple TV+ Releases ‘Pinecone & Pony’ Trailer

Produced by DreamWorks Animation and First Generation Films, the streamer’s all-new animated kids’ series, based on the popular book ‘The Princess and the Pony,’ premieres April 8.

What Would the Thin White Duke Think? Headline News

The Jim Henson Company Inks ‘Labyrinth’ Deal with Mighty Coconut

The ‘MetaQuest: Walkabout Mini Golf’ creators invite fans of the 1986 classic fantasy film to the VR Goblin Kingdom to… tee up! Coming Summer 2022.

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Netflix Unveils First Teaser for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’

First look at new footage from the Oscar-winning director’s stop-motion musical introduces us to the humble abode of Sebastian J. Cricket; film set to hit Netflix this December.

Best of the 80’s Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock’ Trailer

A reboot of the 80’s classic, the new series debuts January 21, joining the streamer’s ‘Fraggle Rock’ line-up including the classic series as well as new specials ‘Down at Fraggle Rock,’ ‘Doozer Music’ and ‘Fraggle Songs.’

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New Episodes of Apple Original ‘Stillwater’ Now Streaming

Apple TV+ has released 5 new episodes and bonus shorts of the Peabody Award-winning animated kids’ series; Apple Original ‘Doug Unplugs’ returns for Season 2 on September 17.

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Apple TV+ Orders Animated ‘Strange Planet’ from Dan Harmon and Nathan Pyle

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 1:11pm

Apple Studios’ series, based on Pyle’s popular webcomic and #1 New York Times Bestselling graphic novel, will feature profound and heartfelt stories about beings on a distant planet not unlike our own.

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Whoopi Goldberg Joins the Cast of Apple and Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 9:05am

The famed artist and EGOT winner will voice the role of ‘The Captain’ in Peggy Holmes’ tale of the unluckiest girl in the world, the first project under the animation studio's multi-year film and TV deal with Apple TV+.

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Jane Fonda Joins Cast of Apple and Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 12:23pm

The Academy Award winning actor will voice ‘The Dragon’ in Peggy Holmes’ tale of the unluckiest girl in the world, the first project under the animation studio's new multi-year deal to produce films and TV shows for Apple TV+. 

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Apple and Skydance Animation Sign Multi-Year Film and TV Deal

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 2:06pm

Partnership kicks-off with features ‘Luck’ and ‘Spellbound,’ and two-season order for ‘The Search for WondLa,’ all set to stream on Apple TV+.

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‘The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss’ Now on Kartoon Channel!

Genius Brands International acquires streaming and video-on-demand rights to the popular preschool series from The Jim Henson Company that features a hybrid of puppetry and CG animation.

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WebToon Launches WebToon Studios

Digital comic publisher announces new partnerships with Vertigo Entertainment, Bound Entertainment, and Rooster Teeth Studios; studio will also leverage existing relationships with their pool of writers and artists to build franchises across all media platforms.

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Battat Taps Fonda Snyder to Head New Entertainment Division

Industry veteran will help develop and promote parent company’s IP, while expanding strategic global partnerships with family entertainment companies, animation studios, broadcasters, and streamers.

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