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November 17, 2022

Gabe Monje-Paulson Joins The Jim Henson Company as Director of Children’s Television

Hollywood, CA (November 17th, 2022) – The Jim Henson Company announced today that Gabe Monje-Paulson has joined as Director of Children’s Television. Monje-Paulson will oversee the development of projects for both live-action and animated children’s television productions.  The announcement was made today by Halle Stanford, the Company’s President of Television.

“With his excellent track record of developing quality television for today’s kids, Gabe is the ideal executive to grow Henson’s legacy of creativity and innovation with impactful and inclusive children’s content,” said Stanford.

Before joining The Jim Henson Company, Monje-Paulson was Senior Manager, Development and Current for Mattel TV where he identified new series opportunities in Mattel’s content portfolio, guiding creative supervision and production for shows like Deepa and Anoop and Fireman Sam. He also served as Manager, Original Programming at Disney Junior, acting as a creative executive on the Emmy-winning Elena of Avalor, Peabody award-winning Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, Mickey Mouse Funhouse and more. Previously, he oversaw the entirety of Hasbro Studios’ digital shorts program, and worked on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls and Transformers: Rescue Bots.

Monje-Paulson is a native of Los Angeles, growing up partly in La Paz, Bolivia. He earned his B.A. in Fine Arts from California State University, Northridge.

 

About The Jim Henson Company

The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics, and digital animation. The Company is currently in production on Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio for Netflix and the feature film The Portable Door. Henson’s most recent television credits include Slumberkins, Fraggle Rock: Back to the RockHarriet the Spy and Fraggle Rock: Rock On!, all for Apple TV+, Word Party Presents: Math! for Netflix, Duff’s Happy Fun Bake Time for discovery+, Earth to Ned for Disney+, and the Emmy®-winning Netflix Original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Other TV productions include Word Party (Netflix), Dinosaur Train (PBS), Splash and Bubbles (PBS), Sid the Science Kid (PBS), and Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), as well as Fraggle RockThe Storyteller, and the sci-fi series Farscape. Feature film credits include The Star (Sony Pictures Animation), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Disney), and the groundbreaking fantasy classics The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth.

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 post-production facilities. The Company is home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park 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 credits include The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell (Netflix), the feature film The Happytime Murders, and the popular live puppet improvisational show Puppet-Up! – Uncensored.

 

Contact
Nicole Goldman
The Jim Henson Company
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