Disney Is Developing a Jim Henson Biopic Called “Muppet Man”


Jim Henson, the iconic puppeteer, animator, cartoonist, actor, inventor, composer, filmmaker, screenwriter, and so much more – we all know and love as the creator of The Muppets, is getting his own biopic! Disney is working with The Jim Henson Company to develop the film called “Muppet Man”.


As reported by Deadline: “Michael Mitnick has been set to write Jim Henson biopic Muppet Man for Disney and The Jim Henson Company. Currently in development, the live-action film will chart the life and times of the legendary puppeteer, creator of The Muppets, Fraggle Rock and many of the Sesame Street characters, as well as director of cult films such as Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal.”


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We’ll be sure to keep you posted as we learn more about this biopic, especially when we can hope to see “Muppet Man” debut! In the meantime, we’ll happily continue to stream The Muppet Show and Muppets Now on Disney+.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.

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