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Jim Henson’s The Storyteller

Part of Jim Henson's World
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 1:00 p.m.

Written by Anthony Minghella, and starring John Hurt in the title role, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller was an HBO series from 1988 that interpreted classic old-world folktales using sophisticated television techniques and animatronic characters. Three episodes will be screened: the Emmy-winning Hans, My Hedgehog (dir. Steve Barron), The Soldier and Death (dir. Jim Henson) and A Story Short (dir. Charles Sturridge). Total running time: approx. 75 minutes.

Free with Museum admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Museum members may reserve tickets in advance by calling 718 777 6800. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership

Jim Henson's The Storyteller Trailer