Jim Henson has long been a household name due to his out-of-this-world puppet characters, and now his works are heading to everyone’s homes.
The Jim Henson Co. has licensed hundreds of hours of the puppeteer’s iconic works to the Roku Channel for the U.S. and UK markets. Families can join together as fans old and new to watch shows such as The Hoobs, Animal Show, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, and Mother Goose Stories.
Some of these series have not been available for years, so this marks the first time many will be able to catch them. The company’s third-party distribution label also licensed Elias: Rescue Team Adventures and The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, one of TIME Magazine’s top 100 properties of all time.
“Henson’s partnership with Roku is our first big step back into the AVOD market, providing hundreds of hours of our classic content to families,” says Anna Moorefield, vice president, global distribution at The Jim Henson Co. “Titles such as Animal Show and The Hoobs have not been available for many years, and now is the perfect time to share these evergreen gems with fans new and old alike.”