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 MuppetsFraggle 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 Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.