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Brian Henson (born 1963 in New York City, New York) is an Academy Award-winning puppeteer, director, producer, and technician. The son of puppeteers Jane and Jim Henson, he, along with his sister Lisa, is co-chair and co-CEO of the Jim Henson Company. Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... A puppeteer is a person who manipulates an inanimate object — a puppet— in real time to create the illusion of life. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Jim Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) was the most widely known American puppeteer in modern American television history. ... The Jim Henson Company is a company founded in 1958 by puppeteer Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets. ...

He provided the voice of Hoggle, one of the main characters, in Labyrinth (1986), and portrayed Dr. Phil van Neuter, the Muppet mad scientist who tries to suck out Gonzo's brain in Muppets from Space. Other noteworthy roles include the Dog in both versions of The Storyteller, and the voice of Jack Pumpkinhead in the movie Return to Oz. Labyrinth is a 1986 fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, produced by George Lucas, and designed through the art of Brian Froud. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Gonzo journalism. ... Muppets from Space DVD cover Muppets from Space was the sixth feature film to star The Muppets, and the first since the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson to have an original Muppet-focused plot. ... The Storyteller is a live-action/puppet television series. ... cover of Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz (1929) by By Ruth Plumly Thompson Jack Pumpkinhead is a character from the fictional Oz book series by L. Frank Baum. ... For other uses, including the 1964 film of the same name, see Return to Oz (disambiguation). ...

He has taken over as the roles of both Scooter and Janice in It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie since the death of Richard Hunt in 1992. Its a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie is an NBC television film produced by Jim Henson Television in 2002, starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... Richard Hunt (August 16, 1951 - January 7, 1992) was an American puppeteer best known for his association with The Muppets. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...

He was the producer of the TV series Dinosaurs, Aliens in the Family and Bear in the Big Blue House. His most visible recent project was the cult sci-fi series Farscape. Orders Saurischia    Sauropodomorpha    Theropoda Ornithischia Dinosaurs are giant reptiles that dominated the terrestrial ecosystem for most of their 165-million year existence. ... Aliens in the Family was a short-lived series on ABC. It was about a single father from Earth with two children whom falls in love with an ailen woman with three children of her own. ... Bear in the Big Blue House is a television program for young children produced for the Disney Channel by The Jim Henson Company. ... Farscape (1999–2003) is a science fiction television series, featuring a present-day astronaut who accidentally travels through a wormhole to a distant part of the galaxy. ...

Henson will also direct The Boggart, based on Susan Cooper's novel. Susan Mary Cooper (born May 23, 1935) in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England is a British author. ...

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The Jim Henson Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (365 words)
Henson died in 1990; the company is now run by his son Brian and daughter Lisa, who serve as co-chairs and co-CEOs.
Nine months before Jim Henson's death in May 16, 1990, he was negotiating the sale of his company to The Walt Disney Company for a reported $150 million.
On March 15, 2005, The Jim Henson Company annouced that they are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the company with a number of events, starting with screenings of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth on April 23 at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
Brian, chosen by his four siblings to take over Henson Productions, sued Disney.
Henson spect his entire childhood in the Muppet workshop.
In his 20s, Brian was a top Henson puppeteer.
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