I'm not sure if this has been discussed or not, I don't remember reading much about it but I seriously want to know if it's okay with the forum. Why isn't The Jim Henson Company involved with The Muppets anymore? And why Puppet Heap instead of The Muppet Workshop. All I've heard about this and PLEASE correct this if I'm wrong but I heard a rumor that The Jim Henson Company wanted a little more money in terms of building the characters and Disney refused and went with something more cheaper being Puppet Heap. This isn't opinion, this is what I've heard. I just find it strange of the separation. Looking back at the original Disney deal that Jim was involved in back in late 1989 / 1990, Disney was going to buy The Whole Jim Henson Company which would be a devision of Disney but the Sesame Muppets were going to be sold to Children's Television Workshop (today known as Sesame Workshop). And of course why the deal wasn't complete was that Jim passed away on the week he was going to sign the final papers. And the Henson family took over the company but still worked with Disney during the 1990s as collaboration. What I find kind of strange is just looking at Muppet Family Christmas were a lot of Jim's characters reuniting and how today it's technically complicated because Fraggles are still owned by Henson, Sesame Muppets are own my Sesame, and The Muppets are owned by Disney. So would it have made more sense for Disney to buy the whole Jim Henson Company like planned? Then again, Henson Alternative and Stuffed & Unstrung probably won't have existed because Disney doesn't really do anything that's Mature Adult audiences unlike most companies. I've even read in Bernie Brillstine's book that him and Jim were planning on buying The Disney Company in the 1980s but it never happened. I've noticed that Jim was sort of going on a similar path kind of like Walt Disney but never reaching as much success in terms of theme parks, a movie studio company, a tv channel, etc. There were simular attempts but not as successful. And it's sort of strange how The Jim Henson Company became more smaller because it almost seemed like The Jim Henson Company was almost going to be the next creative empire. I'm not in anyway trying to get into a political debate on this, just want to know for historical reasons just in case if there was any kind of misunderstandings of why I wanted to bring this up for discussion.