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Jim Henson's Creature Shop is a visual effects and puppetry company founded in 1979 by Jim Henson, the creator of The Muppets. It was originally created in partnership with Brian Froud for the production of The Dark Crystal, and subsequently used for productions like Labyrinth and The Storyteller. It received its name to differentiate it from Henson's original puppet workshop in New York City.

Following Henson's death in 1990, his son Brian took over, and the Creature Shop was moved to Camden Town. A third location opened in Burbank, California to serve Hollywood. After the Jim Henson Company sold off the rights to the Muppets to Disney in 2004, New York's Muppet Workshop was renamed Jim Henson's Creature Shop as well.

In addition to practical effects, the shop also specializes in digital puppetry, using manual puppet controls to animate a digital avatar.


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