COMPANY TIMELINE

1955
Sam & Friends

First Henson TV show premieres

1958
Muppets, Inc.

Jim and Jane Found Muppets, Inc.

1963
Rowlf

Rowlf becomes Muppets, Inc. first star, with regular appearances on the Jimmy Dean Show.

1965
Jim Henson's Red Book

Jim Henson starts a written log of his activities

1967
ha!

Muppets Inc, becomes Henson Associates.

1969
Sesame Street

Sesame Street premieres 

1976
The Muppet Show

The Muppet Show debuts.

1979
The Muppet Movie

The Muppet Movie is released.

1979
Jim Henson's Creature Shop

Jim Henson's Creature Shop is launched

1982
The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal released

1982
Fraggle Rock

Fraggle Rock debuts

1986
Labyrinth

Labyrinth is released

1989
Jim Henson Productions

ha! is renamed to Jim Henson Productions

1989
Disney

Walt Disney and JHP enter into negotiations

1989
HIT

Henson International Televisions spinoff becomes Hit Entertainment

1990
Jim Henson Passes Away

Management passes to his children, Disney negotiations halted.

1991
Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs debuts

1992
The Muppet Christmas Carol

Brian Henson directs The Muppet Christmas Carol

1993
Video, Records

Jim Henson Video, Jim Henson Records launches

1995
Jim Henson Pictures

Jim Henson Pictures launches with Sony

1996
Babe

Babe wins Academy Award for SPFX

1997
Bear in The Big House

Bear in The Big House premieres

1997
The Jim Henson Company

Jim Henson Productions becomes The Jim Henson Company

1999
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland is released

1999
Farscape

Farscape debuts

2000
EM.tv

The Jim Henson Company is Sold to EM.tv

2000
Sesame Street

EM.tv sells Sesame Street characters to Sesame Workshop

2003
JHC Reacquired

The Henson family buys back The Jim Henson Company

2004
Disney

Sale of the Muppets to Disney

2005
Puppet Up! - Uncensored

Puppet Up! - Uncensored premieres

2005
MirrrorMask

MirrrorMask premieres

2008
Sid the Science Kid

Sid the Science Kid premieres

2009
Dinosaur Train

Dinosaur Train premieres

2009
Emmy Award

Henson Digital Puppetry wins Primetime Engineering Emmy Award

2011
Pajanimals

Pajanimals premieres

2014
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is released

2014
Doozers

Doozers premieres

2015
Turkey Hollow

Turkey Hollow TV Movie premieres on Lifetime

2016
Word Party

Word Party premieres

2016
Splash and Bubbles

Splash and Bubbles premieres

2016
Dot.

Dot. premieres

2017
Julie's Greenroom

Julie's Greenroom premieres

2018
Happytime Murders

Happytime Murders premieres

2018
The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell

The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell premieres on Netflix

2019
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance premieres on Netflix

2020
Fraggle Rock: Rock On!

Fraggle Rock: Rock On!, a web series filmed in accordance with the Covid-19 “Safer at Home” guidelines, premieres on Apple TV+

2020
Earth to Ned

Earth to Ned Premieres on Disney+

2021
Duff's Happy Fun Bake TIme

Duff's Happy Fun Bake Time premieres on Discovery+

2021
Hairriet the Spy

Harriet the Spy premieres on AppleTV+

2021
Word Party Presents: Math!

Word Party Presents: Math! premieres on Netflix

2022
Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock

Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock premieres on AppleTV+

2022
Slumberkins

Slumberkins premieres on AppleTV+

2022
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio is released

2023
The Portable Door

The Portable Door is released