Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are teaming up to film a Disney Documentary on Jim Henson.
Disney+’s next documentary will tackle one of the most beloved people in family entertainment: Jim Henson. The untitled project, which Howard will direct, is being billed as the “definitive portrait” of the Muppets creator. The documentary on Jim Henson will be made with the full cooperation of his family and the Jim Henson Company. That cooperation will include unprecedented access to the company’s archives for an inside look at Henson creative process over years of work on everything from The Muppet Show to Sesame Street characters.
The work of Jim Henson also includes iconic fantasy movies such as Labryrinth and Dark Crystal.
Though the documentary on Jim Henson is still without a title, we know it’ll include photos, sketches, home movies and excerpts from the puppeteer’s personal diaries. The Henson family is on board, and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Documentaries will also produce.
In a statement, Jim Henson’s family said, “The Jim Henson Company’s archive is a treasure reflecting our father’s work, personal life, and inspirations, and has been carefully maintained for the last 30 years under the leadership of archivist Karen Falk. It will be thrilling to see the story that emerges from these materials in the hands of a truly great filmmaker like Ron Howard, who has the perfect spirit and personality to tell Jim Henson’s story.”
We are eager to see the Disney documentary on Jim Henson!
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