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Disney+ Releases Trailer for “Jim Henson Idea Man” Documentary, Premiering May 31st, 2024

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Disney+ has released the trailer for the upcoming documentary “Jim Henson Idea Man”, which will premiere on May 31st, 2024. The movie is from Academy Award winner Ron Howard, and features new interviews with Henson’s closest collaborators and children, as well as never-before-seen materials from his archives.

Watch the trailer and read more below from Disney+ about “Jim Henson Idea Man”. The trailer is extraordinary, I can’t wait to see the whole film.

Burbank, CA (April 24, 2024) Today, Disney+ released the official trailer for the upcoming documentary “Jim Henson Idea Man.” Directed by Academy Award ® winner Ron Howard, “Jim Henson Idea Man” chronicles the story of extraordinary artist and visionary Jim Henson. In his 36-year career, Henson created some of the world’s most cherished characters, including classic Muppets like Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy and all of Sesame Street’s iconic residents, including Big Bird, Grover, Cookie Monster, and Bert and Ernie. Henson also directed beloved fantasy films like The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth

Produced with the full participation and cooperation of the Henson family, “Jim Henson Idea Man” is an unprecedented, intimate look at Henson’s illustrious, revolutionary career and complex personal life. Using never-before-seen personal archival home movies, photographs, sketches, and Henson’s personal diaries, as well as interviews with those who knew him best, the film is the definitive portrait of one of the world’s most inspiring and iconoclastic creators. 

Jim Henson Idea Man poster

The Original documentary will premiere May 31 on Disney+.


The original documentary from Disney Branded Television is produced by Imagine Documentaries. Howard also serves as a producer alongside Brian Grazer, Sara Bernstein, Margaret Bodde, Justin Wilkes, Mark Monroe and  Christopher St. John. Paul Crowder, Meredith Kaulfers, Michael Rosenberg serve as executive producers.

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