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Jim Henson's Family Hub is the official social home to The Jim Henson Company's Family Entertainment and a virtual community celebrating, supporting and connecting all kinds of families. Welcome!

 

 

Stories, articles, profiles and more about The Jim Henson Company’s productions and life on our historic lot, as well as ideas, activities and interesting finds about parents, kids, families and fun.

 

 

OUR GUIDE TO HAVE A VERY HENSON HALLOWEEN

Get into the Halloween spirit with a little help from The Jim Henson Company! We’ve put together a list of events, shows, movies, costumes and more that are guaranteed to help everyone in your family celebrate. Be sure to share your posts with us on social media using #HensonHalloween2019!

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WHAT TO WATCH

· The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – get into to spooky spirit with the new prequel series on Netflix. Watch with your kids!

· The Dark Crystal – Watch the original film on Netflix & Amazon Prime Video. Frank OZ, who directed The Dark Crystal film said, “What Jim wanted to do, and it was totally his vision, was to get back to the darkness of the original Grimm’s fairy tales. He thought it was fine to scare children. He didn’t think it was healthy for children to always feel safe.”

· The Crystal Calls Making The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance -  Go behind the scenes with stars, puppeteers and creators as they bring Jim Henson’s magical world of Thra back to life in a sweeping fantasy series on Netflix.

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· The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell – Watch Christine McConnell make creepy crafts and scary snacks on Netflix.

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·  Fantasy Classic on Amazon Prime Video - Watch The Storyteller and The Storyteller: Greek Myths on Amazon Prime Video.

· Beloved Sci-Fi series Farscape – Watch every season of Farscape, including the mini-series, The Peacekeeper Wars, on Amazon Prime Video.

· Enjoy Jim Henson Company Fantasy Favorites on YouTube and get costume inspiration!

· Sid the Science Kid: Super Fab Lab Decay – Little ones will love this educational video that dives into pumpkin decay, as well as this fun Halloween music video!

 

WHAT TO READ

· Dive into the world of Thra with the J.M. Lee The Dark Crystal book series.

· Start a spooky new book series – Young readers will love the spooky new series, Franken-Sci High! Books 1 & 2 are available now. Join Newton and his friends on their spooky adventures. Learn more about the series and order your copies today.

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WHAT TO DO

· Carve and decorate pumpkins – Make your very own Splash and Bubbles jack-o-lantern with these fun, free printouts! Check out this amazing Aughra pumpkin and The Hunter pumpkin from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance by Jeffrey Brown.

· Celebrate 20 years of Farscape | OCT. 19 – Parents, we’ve got something for you too! Join us for the official Farscape 20th anniversary costume celebration at the historic Jim Henson Company Lot. Learn more and get tickets here.

· The Dark Crystal Cosplay Competition at LA Comic Con | OCT. 13 – looking to replicate one of the incredible characters from the new series? Don’t miss your chance to enter in The Dark Crystal Cosplay Competition at Los Angeles Comic Con. Sign up for the competition here

·  See Puppet Up! at Knott’s Scary Farms this month! *MATURE AND ADULT CONTENT*

 

WHAT TO EAT

· Make The Dark Crystal Cookies by @burberriejam – check out the full recipe here and indulge in some spooky (and tasty) treats while watching the series.

· Deceptive Desserts – Be the hostess with the mostess! Pick up Christine McConnell’s baking book on Amazon and wow your part guests with creepy creations.

 

WHAT TO WEAR

· Splash and Bubbles Costumes – check out these incredible costumes from our friends at Underwraps Costumes, available on Amazon.

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· DIY Sid the Science Kid Costume – Make your own Sid the Science Kid costume using our helpful guide.

· Dinosaur Train Costumes – Dress up like Buddy or Tiny from Dinosaur Train for Halloween with these costumes from California Costumes on Amazon. Want to make your own Buddy the Dinosaur costume? Find the pattern and guide here!

· The Dark Crystal Inspired Makeup – Check out this incredible makeup look from @gandalf_sandwich.

· Labyrinth Costumes for Adults – Kids don’t get to have all the fun! Win Halloween in these amazing Jareth and Sarah Halloween costumes from Fun.com

· DIY The Dark Crystal Costumes – Looking to make your own costume this year? Be sure to check out our cosplay tutorials on The Chamberlain and Kira from the original film.

 

Don’t forget to share your #HensonHalloween2019 photos with us!