MIPTV Spotlight: The Jim Henson Company


CANNES: Debuting on PBS Kids in the fall, Splash and Bubbles, part of The Jim Henson Company catalogue, is an animated series that explores the wonders of the undersea world.

“Utilizing the dynamic CG animation technology of the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, each episode introduces kids ages 4 to 7 to the adventures of its title characters—Splash, a yellow fusilier fish, and his friend Bubbles, a mandarin dragonet,” says Richard Goldsmith, the executive VP of The Jim Henson Company.

The book-based Dot. aims to teach little ones how technology can be used to enhance their lives. “Dot. will debut in the U.S. on Sprout in September,” says Goldsmith. The vocabulary-building show Word Party, which follows four baby animals as they sing, dance and play, will premiere on Netflix in June.