Friday, June 6, 2014

New info on Jim Henson's The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow!

USAToday unveiled more information and pictures about Archaia's upcoming Jim Henson's The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow.

It appears that not only will the uncovered screenplay by Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl get the graphic novel treatment in October, the Henson Company is working on a TV special as well!
Both the graphic novel and a new small-screen version the Jim Henson Co. is currently working on "are incredibly close to the original treatment," says CEO Lisa Henson, the eldest daughter of the late creator of The Muppets and Sesame Street. "It was a delightful, classic, Henson-y property."
Very cool news, t hey even provided a brief synopsis of the story:
The story takes place in the New England haven of Turkey Hollow, N.H., during Thanksgiving 1968. There are a few thousand turkeys running around but only 27 residents of the human sort — the mayor of the town, Grover Cowley, also maintains gigs as shopkeeper, sheriff, postmaster, city treasurer and auto mechanic.
 What he and the rest of the town don't know, however, is that an egg carrying seven furry and toothy aliens crash-landed near Turkey Hollow centuries before, with each boasting the ability to create a different musical sound. They make their presence known after being attracted to the song stylings of young Timmy Henderson, who finds a strange accompaniment coming from these creatures one day while practicing his guitar by a brook.
Get a first look Roger Langridge's illustrations for the book below:

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