In Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, 10 aspiring creature creators compete to out-imagine one another in a series of challenges, where they build everything from mechanical characters to whimsical beasts, bringing high-end inanimate creature designs to life. The competing creature designers are allowed unprecedented access to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, gaining hands-on experience to learn every aspect of what it takes to become a master creature designer. The contestants compete for a prize worth up to $100,000, including the opportunity to work at Jim Henson’s world-renowned creature shop.
Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge
is hosted Gigi Edgley (Farscape) and stars lead judge Brian Henson, Chairman of The Jim Henson Company, who also oversees the ground-breaking work of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™. Henson is an award-winning writer, puppeteer, director, and producer whose mentor was his father, the iconic genius Jim Henson.