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Get The Tissues Out, Trailer For ‘Jim Henson Idea Man’ Previews Beautiful Story of a Beloved Man

Today Disney+ released a trailer for its upcoming documentary Jim Henson Idea Man. It gives a glimpse at what fans will be seeing when this program arrives on Disney+ in May. It does this in a beautiful way, including moments with Rainbow Connection being sung by Kermit the Frog over montages of Jim Henson’s life. This trailer shows a documentary about the life of a beloved man that thought he had all the time in the world to create great things… until he didn’t. Get a box of tissues out when watching this documentary by Ron Howard on May 31, 2024! Check out the trailer for it here:

Jim Henson Idea Man Official Description

Directed by Academy Award ® winner Ron Howard, “JimHenson Idea Man” chronicles the story of extraordinary artist and visionary Jim Henson. In his 36-year career, Henson created some of the world’s most cherished characters, including classic Muppets like Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy and all of Sesame Street’siconic residents, including Big Bird, Grover, Cookie Monster, and Bert and Ernie. Henson also directed beloved fantasy films like The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth

Produced with the full participation and cooperation of the Henson family, “Jim HensonIdea Man” is an unprecedented, intimate look at Henson’s illustrious, revolutionary career and complex personal life. Using never-before-seen personal archival home movies, photographs, sketches, and Henson’s personal diaries, as well as interviews with those who knew him best, the film is the definitive portrait of one of the world’s most inspiring and iconoclastic creators. 

The Original documentary will premiere May 31 on Disney+.

The original documentary from Disney Branded Television is produced by Imagine Documentaries. Howard also serves as a producer alongside Brian Grazer, Sara Bernstein, Margaret Bodde, Justin Wilkes, Mark Monroe and  Christopher St. John. Paul Crowder, Meredith Kaulfers, Michael Rosenberg serve as executive producers. 


What do you think of this trailer? Are you excited to see Jim Henson Idea Man on Disney+ on May 31st? What interviewee are you most looking forward to hear stories about Jim Henson? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!