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'Jim Henson Idea Man' celebrates imagineer

"Jim Henson Idea Man" sees Ron Howard apply his best directorial strengths to a fittingly heartfelt biography of the man who made his name as the creator of the Muppets, although Howard follows Henson's own example of being quick to credit all of Henson's many creative partners, starting with Jim's since-deceased widow, Jane.

Jim Henson was only 53 years old when he died in 1990, and yet, his imagination birthed more characters, television shows and movies than even his more devoted fans can easily keep track of, and what "Idea Man" underscores is that, if his life or career had zigged instead...


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