Frequent collaborators and Oscar winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are teaming up with Disney for a documentary that's promised to be the “definitive portrait” of Jim Henson.
The nonfiction challenge comes from Howard and Grazer’s Think about Documentaries and is being produced “with the complete participation and cooperation of the Henson household,” in keeping with a launch, “and can current an interesting and intimate have a look at Jim’s illustrious profession creating treasured characters and revolutionizing tv and movie. With never-before-seen private archives, the movie will give audiences an thrilling first-person view into the lifetime of one of many world’s most inspiring and iconoclastic creators via unique residence motion pictures, images, sketches and Henson’s private diaries.”
Howard will direct and produce the but untitled movie.
“Jim Henson transcends generations via his iconic characters, and it’s one of many many explanation why I've been a lifelong fan,” Howard mentioned in an announcement. “I can’t wait to share a facet of him and his profession that folks have by no means seen earlier than. Henson’s limitless creativeness and stressed creativity is like few others and has influenced a lot of our world as we all know it. I’m humbled to have the ability to share a deeper look into his life and story.”
In an announcement, Henson’s household commented, “The Jim Henson Firm’s archive is a treasure reflecting our father’s work, private life and inspirations, and has been rigorously maintained for the final 30 years underneath the management of archivist Karen Falk. It will likely be thrilling to see the story that emerges from these supplies within the palms of a very nice filmmaker like Ron Howard, who has the right spirit and persona to inform Jim Henson’s story.”
“Tracing his life and work,” an announcement famous, “the documentary will comply with how the sensible innovator got here to form the childhoods of generations to return.”
The Henson documentary is produced by Think about Documentaries for Disney Branded Tv underneath the Disney Unique Documentary banner. “The Disney Unique Documentary banner will largely produce and purchase content material for Disney+, in addition to the suite of Disney Channels, with extra bulletins coming quickly,” the discharge famous.
“Jim Henson has impacted our tradition for generations, and his inventive legacy continues to stay on,” mentioned Javadi, VP of Disney Unique Documentary. “As iconic storytellers in their very own proper, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Sara Bernstein and Justin Wilkes are the most effective auteurs to share Jim Henson’s story with the world. We’re thrilled to be partnering with the crew at Think about Documentaries and the Henson household on this undoubtedly inspirational movie.”
The documentary shall be produced by Howard, Grazer, Sara Bernstein, and Justin Wilkes for Think about Documentaries alongside Margaret Bodde. Govt producers will embody Think about Leisure’s Michael Rosenberg and Javadi for Disney Unique Documentary. Mark Monroe will function writer-producer on the movie.
No launch date nor distribution plan for the movie has been introduced, however based mostly on the information above it feels like it is going to be a Disney+ unique.