The Muppets are back in the hands of the HENSON family after three
Creator Jim Henson's family sold KERMIT, MISS PIGGY and co to German media
company EM.TV + Merchandising AG in 2000, but have now bought back what's left
of the name.
The deal brings a two-year hunt for a buyer to a close.
Five members of Henson's estate, including siblings BRIAN and Lisa Henson,
will take control of the 45-year-old Muppet empire, and they're planning to
make TV's favourite puppets great again.
BRIAN HENSON says, "We will be actively exploring new and expanded
The Hensons beat Disney to secure the Muppets name in an auction that has
rumbled on for the past two years. 08/05/2003 01:44