Jim Henson - Animationby BillSimms | created - 31 Aug 2016 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
A list of Jim Henson's television shows and films. Including Muppet films that came out after the death of Jim Henson.
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4. The Paperwork Explosion (1967)
5 min | Short, Comedy
Mankind has devoted too much time, too much money and plenty of space on paperwork and more paperwork. In the 1960's, to remove all those obstacles and all that paper, and in order to make ... See full summary »
NBC Experiment in Television (1967–1971)
53 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A man is trapped inside a mysterious cube.
In 1969 the program screened an episode produced and directed by Jim Henson and written by Henson and Jerry Juhl entitled The Cube.
9. The Great Santa Claus Switch (1970 TV Movie)
60 min | Comedy, Family
The Great Santa Claus Switch was a Muppet television special that first aired on CBS on December 20, 1970. The show, narrated by Ed Sullivan, begins at the North Pole with Santa Claus and ... See full summary »
10. The Muppets on Puppets (1970 TV Movie)
57 min | Documentary
Jim Henson and Rowlf the Dog explain the art and history of puppetry, and let the viewer in on some of the secrets in performing his own act, the Muppets.
14. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music
A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.
The first season only.
16. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 48 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.
Votes: 2,779 | Gross: $0.23M
17. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978 TV Movie)
TV-Y | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music
Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve, nobody would get presents.
18. The Muppet Movie (1979)
G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.
Votes: 30,200 | Gross: $76.66M
19. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Kermit the Frog, The Great Gonzo, and Fozzie Bear are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.
Votes: 12,487 | Gross: $31.21M
20. Of Muppets and Men: The Making of 'The Muppet Show' (1981 TV Movie)
52 min | Documentary, Family
Documentary about the work of puppeteer Jim Henson and his team in creating The Muppet Show.
21. The Dark Crystal (1982)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.
Votes: 57,621 | Gross: $40.58M
23. Big Bird in China (1983 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 75 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese ... See full summary »
24. Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1983 TV Movie)
60 min | Family, Fantasy
As the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes, Big Bird decides to leave his Sesame Street friends behind in search of Snuffy. Once locked inside for the night, educational hilarity ensues as ... See full summary »
26. Henson's Place (1984 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary
A documentary with featured performance clips and interviews featuring Jim and Jane Henson, Frank Oz and others. The documentary focuses on the Muppet phenomena and a look at the ... See full summary »
28. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Kermit and his friends go to New York City to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.
Votes: 18,236 | Gross: $25.53M
29. Follow That Bird (1985)
G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.
30. The Christmas Toy (1986 TV Movie)
TV-G | 50 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
When no people are around, the toys still play in the playroom. But since a toy will be frozen forever if a person catches it out of position, they have to be very careful. It's Christmas ... See full summary »
31. Labyrinth (1986)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby (Toby Froud) when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth (David Bowie).
Votes: 116,334 | Gross: $12.73M
32. The Tale of the Bunny Picnic (1986 TV Movie)
51 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Bean Bunny is too small to be useful (says his brother) to help prepare for the Bunny Picnic, so he wanders off and sees a legendary persecutor of all rabbits: the farmer's dog. But nobody ... See full summary »
The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
The Muppets at Walt Disney World
Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Kermit and his friends tour the theme park as the future members of the Disney family.
40. Muppet*vision 3-D (1991)
20 min | Short, Comedy, Family
Muppet*vision 3-D, more appropriately, 4-D, can only be seen at the Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL and also at California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort, ... See full summary »
42. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.
Votes: 43,444 | Gross: $27.28M
45. Bear in the Big Blue House (1997–2006)
TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Bear lives in a Big Blue House with several of his muppet friends: Treelo the lemur, Ojo the bear cub, Tutter the mouse, and Pip and Pop the otters. Every day bear uses his reassuringly ... See full summary »
47. Muppets from Space (1999)
G | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.
Votes: 17,142 | Gross: $16.63M
48. It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002 TV Movie)
PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God to send help for Kermit the Frog who has lost all hope after losing the Muppet Theatre.
49. The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family