How Jim Henson Company Reimagines Classics Like ‘Fraggle Rock’ and ‘Harriet the Spy’ for Modern Kids

”How do you keep growing the legacy brand? You just keep going back to what it’s all about,“ Henson’s president of TV Halle Stanford says

The company behind the Muppets have been busy re-creating familiar projects from our childhoods — from “Fraggle Rock” to “Harriet the Spy” — for a new generation of kids that takes into account how much things have changed over the years.

“How do you keep growing the legacy brand?” Jim Henson Company president of television Halle Stanford told TheWrap in a recent interview. “You just keep going back to what it’s all about. Jim Henson said: ‘If you’re going to put a child in front of a television, you have to have something to say.’ But kids transform, kids change and families need change.”

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Diane Haithman

Senior Entertainment Business Reporter • diane@thewrap.com • @dhaithman