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TRAILER | Explore Jim Henson’s Genius in New Disney+ Documentary

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Discover the creative world of Jim Henson in this intimate Disney+ documentary.

Disney+ has unveiled the official trailer for the new documentary “Jim Henson Idea Man”, directed by the acclaimed Academy Award® winner Ron Howard. The film offers an in-depth look at Jim Henson, the creator behind some of the most beloved characters in entertainment history.

Throughout his 36-year career, Henson was instrumental in bringing to life iconic figures such as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, as well as the entire cast of Sesame Street‘s cherished characters, including Big Bird, Grover, Cookie Monster, and Bert and Ernie. He was also the creative force behind classic fantasy films like The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.

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Jim Henson Idea Man” is produced with the full cooperation of the Henson family and provides a unique and intimate exploration of Henson’s creative genius and personal complexities. The documentary features a treasure trove of personal materials such as home movies, photographs, sketches, and excerpts from Henson’s diaries. Additionally, it includes interviews with those who were closest to him, painting a definitive portrait of one of the most innovative and influential figures in modern entertainment.

This original production by Disney Branded Television is brought to life with the collaborative efforts of producers Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Sara Bernstein, Margaret Bodde, Justin Wilkes, Mark Monroe, and Christopher St. John, with Paul Crowder, Meredith Kaulfers, and Michael Rosenberg serving as executive producers.

Jim Henson Idea Man premieres 31 May 2024 on Disney+.

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