A legendary name in the history of puppets and animated movie “Jim Henson” also known as “James Maury Henson” was born on September 24, 1936, and died on May 16, 1990. He created and directed numerous popular movies and television shows such as The Muppets (1955-Present), The Dark Crystal (1982), Fraggle Rock (1983- 1987), Sam and Friends (1955-1961), Labyrinth (1986).
He started his career with a short comedy show television show “Sam and Friends” and now he was a renowned name in the category of animation, puppeteer, filmmaker, cartoonist, inventor, and screenwriter.
Before checking the list of his famous and incredible work, let’s check out some facts about the life of this legendary star.
Jims Henson completed his graduation in Home economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Since childhood Henson had a creative personality. He starts developing puppets from his high school and while he was studying in the first year of his college he created a popular short comedy show “Sam and Friends” on television.
After completing graduation, he produced a coffee advertisement and several experimental movies. In 1958, he founded Muppets. He with his creative team appeared in the comedy sketch show “Saturday Night Live”.
In 1976, he released his well-known TV show “The Muppet Show”. People around the world knew him for his excellent cartoon characters such as Emie, Kermit the Frog and Rowif the Dog. He also won two Emmy awards for “The Storyteller” (Live action puppet series) and “The Jim Henson Series” (Television series).
#Popular Movies and TV shows
There are ample of movies and TV shows produced by this famous artist which is mentioned below.
- The Dark Crystal (1982)
- Labyrinth (1986)
- Sesame Street (1969)
- Hey Cinderella (1969)
- Tales of Tinkerdee (1962)
- Tales from Muppetland: The Fog Prince
- Christmas Eve on Seasame Street (1978)
- Time Piece (1965)
- The Muppets at Walt Disney World (1990)
#Best TV Shows
- The Muppet Show (1976-1981)
- Fraggle Rock (1983-1987)
- Sam and Friends (1955-1961)
- Saturday Night Live (1975- Present)
- Jim Henson’s Animal Show (1994-1998)
- The Jimmy Dean Show (1963-1966)
- Play with me Sesame (2002-2004)
- Takalani Sesame (2000-2015)
- Rue Sesame (2005-2007)