Jim Henson Pictures was an American film studio owned by The Jim Henson Company and led by Brian and Lisa Henson, the oldest son and daughter, respectively, of Muppets creator Jim Henson. It was originally founded on July 21, 1995, by Brian as a joint venture between Jim Henson Productions and Sony Pictures Entertainment.[1][2]

Jim Henson Pictures
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryFilm production
FoundedJuly 21, 1995; 28 years ago (July 21, 1995)
FounderBrian Henson
Defunct2004; 20 years ago (2004)
FatePartnership ended
Key people

The studio closed in 2004 after partnership ended with Brian Henson and Sony Pictures.



Jim Henson Pictures was founded in 1995 by Brian Henson as the joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company.[citation needed]


Title Release date Production partners Distributor
Buddy June 6, 1997 Sony Pictures Releasing
Muppets from Space July 14, 1999 Columbia Pictures
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland October 1, 1999
Rat October 6, 2000 (UK) Universal Pictures Universal Focus
Good Boy! October 10, 2003 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer MGM Distribution Co. (United States)
20th Century Fox (Canada/International)[3]
Five Children and It October 15, 2004 (UK)
October 20, 2004 (FRA)
July 5, 2005 (USA)
Pathé Distribution (United Kingdom)
Warner Home Video (United States)
Metropolitan Filmexport (France)
Capitol Films (international)
MirrorMask[4] January 25, 2005 (Sundance)
September 30, 2005 (USA)
March 3, 2006 (UK)
Destination Films Samuel Goldwyn Films

See also



  1. ^ Brian Henson and Stephanie Allain to Chat on Entertainment Tonight Online Archived 2014-05-09 at the Wayback Machine thefreelibrary.com, Retrieved on August 28, 2013
  2. ^ CLAUDIA ELLER The Los Angeles Times. July 21, 1995 Company Town : Muppets Cut Deal With Sony Pictures articles.latimes.com, Retrieved on August 28, 2013
  3. ^ "Good Boy! (2003)". BBFC. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Jim Henson Pictures". Retrieved July 17, 2022.