Jim Henson’s widow dies


I am a child of the late 70’s. I grew up watching The Muppets. I still have two Kermit the Frog stuffed animals, though packed away until my daughter is a few years older so that they continue to remain in great shape.

Jane Henson, wife of the late Jim Henson has passed away this past Tuesday from cancer. Though her children will continue on the Muppet tradition through movies and the like, it is with great sadness to lose such a wonderful person.

Jim Henson had passed away in 1990

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5 thoughts on “Jim Henson’s widow dies

  1. Jae

    Do you ever wonder what the Muppets might have been like if Jim hadn’t died? Would they have been more successful? Less? I wonder if there’s a parallel universe where Jim Henson and Walt Disney survived. Sad about his widow though, especially to cancer. 😦

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    1. jennnadams Post author

      I am curious about that. They aren’t as popular now as they were when you and I were growing up. Same goes for Disney. My daughter only knows of Mickey Mouse because of me. Though I haven’t found Mickey and Goofy cartoons on TV nowadays, like when I was growing up.
      Yes, it seems like when I read about someone’s death, cancer is always the cause.

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      1. Jae

        Disney (the company) actually purposely keeps Mickey out of cartoons because they don’t want to do damage to the ‘property.’ I don’t know if you remember the Mickey cartoon version of Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde, but Mickey’s transformation freaked people out so much they’ve hardly had him in anything since. I think they’re doing themselves a disservice, though. Just because something was super famous doesn’t mean it always will be.

      2. jennnadams Post author

        You’re right, they need to keep Micky Mouse alive in order for kids these days to know who he is. Almost leaves the excitement out of going to Disney World these days. I don’t remember that cartoon, Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

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