Emmet Otter And The Jug Band will be back in theaters for a limited engagement this Christmas. Fans of the cute and cuddly jug band will be able to reminisce the beloved Jim Henson classic on the big screen for the first time. Many know how the Emmet Otter And The Jug-Band Christmas was confined to DVD or annual winter holiday broadcastings. But thanks to Fathom Events theaters nationwide for a limited, two-day engagement.
And that is not the only Jim Henson-themed Christmas special that will be available. It will be paired with The Bells of Fraggle Rock.
Fathom’s the Jim Henson Holiday Special event will be held in over 600 theaters across the nation on Monday, December 10 (4 p.m. and 7 p.m.) and Sunday, December 16 (1 p.m. and 4 p.m.).
While it is a great way to bring back some of those fond memories, the special is also a way to introduce the magic of Henson’s creations to a newer generation.
“Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas was a favorite project for my dad since it included such sweet characters, Paul Williams’s delightful music, and a timeless holiday message,” Cheryl Henson—Jim Henson’s daughter and president of the Jim Henson Foundation—said in a statement about the special, which is a music-filled twist on The Gift of the Magi.
“Also, the special was a great opportunity for him to experiment with puppetry techniques and effects that would be seen in his later works,” Henson continued. “[It] is exciting for families to share this holiday classic along with the special episode The Bells of Fraggle Rock, a rare opportunity to see the Fraggles on the big screen, and to introduce these beloved characters to a whole new audience.”
In addition to the in-cinema presentation of “Jim Henson’s Holiday Special,” Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will debut “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas” on Blu-ray™ December 18, which will include the all-new “A Jug-Band Revival” featurette and more. Fans can also enjoy more Fraggle fun with “Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series,” available now, for the first time ever, on Blu-ray™.