List of Jim Henson Pictures movies, listed alphabetically with film trailers when available. Jim Henson Pictures has produced some popular movies, so film buffs can use this list to find a few that they haven't already seen. This best Jim Henson Pictures movies list displays shorts as well as feature films made by Jim Henson Pictures, including theatrical releases, limited releases, and made-for-TV Jim Henson Pictures movies.
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Buddy is a 1997 film directed by Caroline Thompson and produced by Columbia Pictures with help from Jim Henson Pictures. It starred Rene Russo as Mrs. Gertrude 'Trudy' Lintz and Robbie Coltrane as her husband. The film was based on the life of a gorilla called Massa with elements of Gertrude Lintz's other gorilla Gargantua. In real life, Massa became the oldest gorilla on record until 2008, while Buddy/Gargantua died young as a circus attraction and his remains are now on display in a museum. The gorilla suit used for Buddy was created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Rene Russo, Alan Cumming, Dane Cook, Paul Reubens, Robbie Coltrane, + more
Initial Release: 1997
Directed by: Caroline Thompsonsee more on Buddy
Five Children and It is a 2004 film adaption of the book of the same name, directed by John Stephenson, starring Freddie Highmore, with Zoë Wanamaker, Kenneth Branagh and Eddie Izzard as the voice of the Psammead. The digital puppetry and CGI animation for Psammead was created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard, Freddie Highmore, Norman Wisdom, Zoë Wanamaker, + more
Initial Release: 2004
Directed by: John Stephensonsee more on Five Children and It
Good Boy! is a 2003 comedy film, directed by John Robert Hoffman and produced by Jim Henson Pictures, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and starring 7 talking dogs. The film stars Liam Aiken as Owen Baker, as well as the voices of Matthew Broderick, Delta Burke, Donald Faison, Brittany Murphy, Carl Reiner, Vanessa Redgrave, and Cheech Marin as the abundant dog characters in the movie. The film was based on the book Dogs from Outer Space by Zeke Richardson. John Hoffman and Richardson collaborated on the screen story, while Hoffman wrote the screenplay. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Brittany Murphy, Matthew Broderick, Vanessa Redgrave, Carl Reiner, Molly Shannon, + more
Initial Release: 2003
Directed by: John Robert Hoffman
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MirrorMask is a 2005 fantasy film designed and directed by Dave McKean and written by Neil Gaiman from a story they developed together, starring Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon, and Gina McKee. The music used in the film was composed by Iain Ballamy. The film's story revolves around a young girl named Helena Campbell, who is sick of her family's career as circus performers. Helena's mother is hospitalized after they have an argument, and Helena finds herself trapped in a fantasy world shortly after. Gaiman and McKean worked on the film concepts over the course of two weeks at Jim Henson's family's home, and actual production of the film took seventeen months. Created on a budget ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Stephen Fry, Rick Allen, Rob Brydon, Lenny Henry, Dora Bryan, + more
Initial Release: 2005
Directed by: Dave McKeansee more on MirrorMask