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The Jim Henson Company and Factory Collaborate on Ghostly stop-motion series

Halloween may be over, but spookiness never goes out of style. The Jim Henson Company has just announced that they will be adapting the best-selling children's book How To Make Friends With A Ghost from author Rebecca Green as a stop-motion series for children aged 5-9. The series will be produced by BAFTA-winning UK animation studio Factory (Clangers, Scream Street).

The series will see the talented crew at Factory team with some of the sharpest minds from the Henson Company- which also creates animation as well as the puppetry they are best known for.  The series will be executive produced by Henson's by Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford and Factory's Phil Chalk.  The series will also be overseen by Kait Boss, Henson's Manager of Children's Television. Ashley Griffith (Word Party) will write and executive produce.

The story will take place in Ms. B's one-of-a-kind afterschool program, where she and the resident Head Ghost helps kids (both human and supernatural) "make friends with their fears."

Halle Stanford (Henson's President of Television) says:

The fears kids encounter in everyday life – like being separated from a parent, or seeing a spider – as well as imaginary fears, like monsters or something hiding in our closet, can all feel very real. How to Make Friends with a Ghost helps explore those feelings and provides needed tools that will empower all kids - and some adults! Viewers will want to visit this highly imaginative world inhabited by supernatural creatures who are just waiting to be your new best friends.


There's no broadcast or streaming partner announced yet but The Henson Company has recently worked with Netflix, Apple, and Disney Plus so it should have no problems finding a home.