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Jim Henson Filmography

Jim Henson was an actor, director, producer, writer, composer, choreographer and artist.  Here is a list of Jim Henson's work with film and television.


IBM "coffee break films" (1965...)
Timepiece (1965): Henson Wrote, Directed, Produced and Starred in.
Youth '68 (1968): Henson Wrote and Produced these series.
The Cube (1969): Henson Wrote and Produced this sci-fi flick.
"Sesame Street"(TV Series-1969): Henson Starred as Ernie, Kermit the Frog and Guy Smiley.
"The Muppet Show" (TV series-1976-1981): Henson Composed "The Muppet Show" theme song and starred as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Link Hogthrob, The Swedish Chef (puppeteering and voice), Dr. Teeth, The Muppet Newsman and Waldorf
"Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" (TV-1977): Henson Directed and Produced this television special.
The Muppet Movie (1979): Henson Produced and starred as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Dr. Teeth, Waldorf and The Swedish Chef (puppeteering and voice).
The Great Muppet Caper (1981): Henson Produced and starred as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Dr. Teeth, Waldorf and The Swedish Chef.
Dark Crystal (1982): Henson Produced, Wrote, Directed, and starred as Jen and the High Priest (he performed the puppetry).
Inside the Dark Crystal (1982)
"Fraggle Rock" (TV Series-1983): Henson directed and starred as Cantus/Convincing John.
The Muppets take Manhattan (1984): Henson was the Executive Producer and starred as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Dr. Teeth, Ernie, The Muppet Newsman, The Swedish Chef, and Waldorf. He also Choreographed this movie.
Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird (1985): Henson starred as Kermit the Frog and Ernie.
Into the Night (1985): Henson starred as the Man on Phone.
Labyrinth (1986): Henson wrote and directed this film.
Inside the Labyrinth (1986): Henson directed this "making of" special.
"Tale of the Bunny Picnic" (TV-1986): Henson produced and starred as the Dog.
"(Jim Henson's) The Storyteller" (TV Series-1987): Henson was the executive producer as well as the director.
"(Jim Henson's) The Storyteller": The Greek Myths (TV Series-1990): Henson was the executive producer.
"World of Puppetry" (Television series) Henson hosted this series depicting puppetry from around the world.
Witches (1990) Henson was the Executive Producer until his death which was taken over by Brian Henson.
Muppetvision 3-D/ Muppetvision 4-D/ Jim Henson's Muppetvision 3-D/ Kermit the Frog presents Muppetvision 3-D (1991): Henson Directed and Starred as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, The Swedish Chef, and Waldorf.

Other Jim Henson on Video/Television Specials


Hey Cinderella! (1968)
The Frog Prince (1971):
Henson Directed
The Muppet Musicians of Bremen (1972):
re-released in September 1998
A Muppet Valentine Special (1973)
Jim Henson's The Christmas Toy (1990):
re-released in September 1998
The Kermit and Piggy Story
The Fabulous World of Miss Piggy
Muppet Moments
The Muppet Review
It's the Muppets: Meet the Muppets
It's the Muppets: More Muppets Please
The Muppet Show: Monster Laughs with
Vincent Price (& Alice Cooper)

Fraggle Rock with the Muppets (1-5 series)
Muppet Treasures
Muppet Weird Stuff
Fonzie's Muppet Scrapbook
The Muppets Present Rock Music
Rowlf's Rhapsodies with the Muppets
Muppet Sing Alongs: Billy Bunny's Animal Songs!
Muppet Sing Alongs: It's Not Easy Being Green
The Muppet Babies: Time to Play
The Muppet Babies: Let's Build
The Muppet Babies: Explore With Us
The Muppet Babies: Be My Valentine
Country Music with the Muppets
Muppets Children's Songs and Stories
You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear!

Movies/Videos made by Jim Henson Productions

The tradition continues under the direction of Brian Henson, now CEO of Jim Henson Productions.  Here is a list of movies/videos made after the death of Jim Henson.

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Muppet Classic Theater (1994)
Muppet Treasure Island (1995)
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Buddy (1997)
Kokomo (1993) Music Video
Wipe Out (1993) Music Video
She Drives Me Crazy (1994) Music Video
Muppet Sing Alongs: Treasure Island (1995)

More will be listed soon!

List compiled by Fionaurora. Sources used were Jim Henson: The Works by Christopher Finch, No Strings Attached by Henson Productions, and IMDB.



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