Hollywood, CA (November 14th, 2007) – The Jim Henson Company’s Fraggle Rock: Season 3 took the prize for Best 1980s Series at the fourth annual TV DVD Awards on Tuesday, November 13. For each of the 16 categories up for awards, four finalists were selected from 160 studio submissions by DVD critics and journalists. Consumers voted for their favorite nominees online October 15-26. Also nominated for the Best 1980s Series award were Fox/MGM’s Cagney & Lacey: Season 1, Starz/Anchor Bay’s The Greatest American Hero: The Complete Series and Fox’s St. Elsewhere: Season 1. The gala awards dinner took place at the Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. The awards were presented by Home Media Magazine in cooperation with TVShowsOnDVD.com, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group and The Hollywood Reporter.
About the Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy® nominated “Sid the Science Kid,” “Dinosaur Train,” “Wilson & Ditch: Digging America” and “Pajanimals.” Features include “The Dark Crystal,” “Labyrinth,” “MirrorMask,” and “Unstable Fables” and television productions include “Fraggle Rock” and the sci-fi cult series “Farscape.” With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities. Independently owned and operated by the five adult children of founder Jim Henson, the Company is also home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand has recently launched the national tour of “Stuffed and Unstrung,” a live puppet improvisational show named one of the top 10 “Best Stage Shows of 2010” by Entertainment Weekly.
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