Jim Henson was born on September 24th, 1936, which means today would have been the beloved Muppet creator's 85th birthday. Back in April, it was announced that Disney is developing a biopic about Henson titled Muppet Man, and fans are eager to see how the project will unfold. Every year, fans of Henson take to Twitter to celebrate his life and all he gave to the world. This year is no exception with big names like Pee-wee Herman and George Takei honoring Henson as well as the official accounts for The Mupppets, Sesame Street, and more.
Henson passed away in 1990, but his legacy continues. New Muppets content is still being created today, in fact, the Muppets Haunted Mansion special is hitting Disney+ next month. Before checking out some of the tweets for Henson's birthday, here's who you can spot in the special alongside Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the rest: Ed Asner, John Stamos, Yvette Nicole Brown, Darren Criss, Jeannie Mai, Danny Trejo, Chrissy Metz, Sasheer Zamata, Alfonso Riberio, Pat Sajak, Skai Jackson, Geoff Keighley, Justina Machado, Craig Robinson, and Executive Creative Director of Disney Imagineering Kim Irvine. Muppets Haunted Mansion premieres on October 8th.
You can view some of the best tweets about Henson's birthday below...
85 years ago, on September 24, 1936, Jim Henson was born. Keep your eyes peeled for our latest tribute to Jim: The address number for the titular abode in #MuppetsHauntedMansion! #JimHensonBirthday pic.twitter.com/2UUoDw3Dcr— The Muppets (@TheMuppets) September 24, 2021
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Great Question, George
Happy birthday to the wonderful Jim Henson, whose characters brought us all so much joy. What's your favorite Jim Henson creation? pic.twitter.com/kDPhHZvZDr— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 24, 2021
So Much Joy
Jim Henson taught us the only thing more powerful than believin’ is make-believin’.
Happy birthday, Jim. We miss ya.pic.twitter.com/JtMcMFRkgt— Ted Lasso (@TedLasso) September 24, 2021
Jim Henson would have been 85 today! Happy Birthday Jim! His creations still delight and inspire to this very day. Thank you for the inspiration, it puts my creative mind in to hyper speed!— Warrick (@WarrickBP) September 24, 2021
🌈 💚#JimHenson #JimHensonBirthday #HappyBirthdayJimHenson #Muppets #SesameStreet #Gonger pic.twitter.com/314TXyjsqt
Remembering lovely Jim Henson, born today in 1936.— Marshall Julius: Vintage Geek! (@MarshallJulius) September 24, 2021
"When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope still is to leave the world a little bit better for my having been here. It's a wonderful life and I love it." pic.twitter.com/jBqHSOaDMd
We Love This Account
May we all continue to spread the joy, love, acceptance, and silliness taught to us by Jim Henson.September 24, 2021
Shout-Out From LA
The great Jim Henson was born on this day in 1936. pic.twitter.com/jmNGZB2jTE— New Beverly Cinema (@newbeverly) September 24, 2021
🎉85 favorite characters from #SesameStreet & #TheMuppets to celebrate the life, artistry and legacy of #JimHenson! A Snuffleupagus-sized THANK YOU for the gift that your unique creativity continues to be on my creative journey, Jim! 💚#JimHensonBirthday🌈 pic.twitter.com/kQ8pWtOBuJ— Luke Flowers (@lafcreative) September 24, 2021