“Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.” - Jim Henson, Emmy Award-Winning Filmmaker & Puppeteer
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and puppeteer Jim Henson, creator of “The Muppets” and director of the classic fantasy films “Labyrinth” and “The Dark Crystal”, would have turned 83 years old today. In 1958, Henson and his wife Jane created The Jim Henson Company, known for its extensive and elaborate puppeteering work. The couple later gained notoriety for their work on the children’s educational children television show “Sesame Street”, leading to Henson developing the incredibly popular variety program “The Muppet Show”, featuring colorful and memorable characters like Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. Now operated by Henson’s children, The Jim Henson Company is still operating almost three decades after his passing and inspiring creativity in a new generation of fans.