Jim Henson, the creator of the lovable Muppets characters, died in 1990 and in 2004, rights to older characters like Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy were sold to the Walt Disney Co. But the entertainment industry legend would likely be very happy to know his five children have picked up where he left off with The Jim Henson Company. They are creating original characters in shows such as "Sid, the Science Kid," which has a musical special airing on June 21, and even venturing into 3D with a remake of Henson's 1982 movie "The Dark Crystal."
Lisa Henson, daughter of the Muppets creator and CEO of The Jim Henson Co. while her brother Brian is chairman, sees making a 3D movie as a natural progression for the company. Her father's primary interests before he died were 3D films, computer animation and digital imagery. Henson said the company would continue to produce shows for pre-schoolers as well as series for older children and comedies for adults.