miniseries - (2001; 4 hour Hallmark Entertainment television miniseries)

The Jim Henson Company brings to life a modern-day retelling of one of the greatest fairy tales of all time in "Jim Henson's Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story." This live-action adventure miniseries, with its unexpected twists and explanations gives new meaning and morality to a familiar story and creates a wonderful and compelling romance. The miniseries was directed by acclaimed feature and television di-rector Brian Henson. The production was realized through the use of over 500 special visual effects created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop and starred a cast of award-winning actors including leading per-formances by Matthew Modine and Mia Sara. Jon Voight, Richard Attenborough and Daryl Hannah also star.