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"The Great Muppet Caper" and "Muppet Treasure Island" coming to Blu-ray December 10

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Hensons buy back their father's company in 2003

It was a year of change and transition in 2003, as Jim Henson's five children bought back the company their father founded. Cutbacks came, as the family strived to build the company to more cost-efficient operations while merchandise production was soaring.

2003 Archives

Counting the reasons Sesame Street Loves the NBA
December 13, 2003

Martina McBride will visit Sesame Street
December 9, 2003

New York Henson Townhouse for sale
December 5, 2003

Farscape fans resurrect canceled show
November 26, 2003

Henson talking to Disney and Viacom for potential partnership deals
November 19, 2003

CEO Charlie Rivkin ankles Henson
November 12, 2003

TDK ships Muppets Party Cruise and Spy Muppets to retail
November 11, 2003

The Dark Crystal DVD box set debuts November 25
November 3, 2003

Palisades Muppet figure release schedule
October 29, 2003

Fun-4-All to produce Sesame Street action figures in 2004
October 27, 2003

Muppet merchandise invades Barnes & Noble this November
October 24, 2003

Henson closer to Neverwhere
October 15, 2003

Sesame Street under attack for airing McDonald's commercials
October 14, 2003

Marty Robinson and "Little Shop of Horrors" arrive on Broadway
October 13, 2003

Kermit soars high in Times Square with new billboard
October 7, 2003

"The Unseen Work of Jim Henson" seminar October 15th in New York
October 1, 2003

Henson statue will be unveiled Sept. 24 at commemorative ceremony
September 23, 2003

Henson pulls strings, moves Baker and Fletcher to production
September 18, 2003

Henson slashes European arm
September 2, 2003

Sesame Street moves to Wall Street
August 28, 2003

Elmo will lead in Guiness World Record for the largest Hokey-Pokey
August 6, 2003

Classic Sesame remixes will debut on 12” vinyl this September
August 5, 2003

Henson sale closes at $84 million, $5 million less than expected
August 4, 2003

EM.TV approves sale to Henson family
July 23, 2003

Gailman and McKean discuss MirrorMask at Comic Con
July 21, 2003

The Henson family will regain company control on August 1st
July 11, 2003

Henson statue to be unveiled in September
July 10, 2003

Muppeteers entertain on transatlantic cruise this July
July 9, 2003

Very Merry Muppet Christmas debuts on DVD October 7th
July 8, 2003

Musicians celebrate Sesame Street with a 3-disc CD boxed set
July 7, 2003

Filming underway for "Five Children and It"
July 3, 2003

Sesame Street video tackles kids' fears and focuses on terror
June 25, 2003

Rocky Mountain Holiday and the Storyteller come to DVD August 26th
June 16, 2003

Pam Arciero takes over the O'Neill Puppetry Conference
June 10, 2003

Edgeworx provides graphics animation for "Play With Me Sesame"
June 9, 2003

Henson showcases new products at 2003 Licensing Show
June 7, 2003

The Muppets Take Hollywood at Jack in the Box restaurants
June 6, 2003

Muppet bobbleheads and plush arrive at Dodger Stadium
June 5, 2003

Muppet Babies merchandise hits retail for 20th anniversary
June 4, 2003

Little Shop cancels Broadway engagement
June 2, 2003

The Muppets Take Monopoly
May 31, 2003

Farscape wins Saturn award for Best Cable Series
May 24, 2003

Season 2 of Play With Me Sesame begins Saturday June 7th
May 23, 2003

Marty Robinson revamps Audrey for Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors
May 18, 2003

Capitol and Henson Adapting "Five Children and It"
May 13, 2003

"Enough was enough", Hensons began pursuit of company two weeks ago
May 8, 2003

Rivkin responds to employees after Henson buyout
May 7, 2003

EM.TV to Sell Muppets to Jim Henson's Children for $89 Million
May 7, 2003

Sesame Workshop and Sony join forces with Classic Media to acquire Henson
May 6, 2003

Eisner Nears Muppet Rescue
May 5, 2003

EM.TV in final stages of Henson sale, receives loan extension
April 29, 2003

Spinney reveals "The Wisdom of Big Bird"
April 27, 2003

Muppet Finger Puppets debut at Starbucks
April 15, 2003

Sesame Street enters its 34th imaginative year
April 4, 2003

Mr. Noodle, Michael Jeter Dies at 50
April 1, 2003

Bear Takes to the Stage with new video release
March 23, 2003

Disney Would Be Better Distributor for Muppets, Analysts Say
March 21, 2003

Farscape: Farewell to a Phenomenon
March 20, 2003

Eisner confirms Disney could buy Henson and Muppets soon
March 19, 2003

Hallmark unveils new Kermit and Piggy Christmas ornament
March 13, 2003

Billionaire Saban bows out of Muppets sale
March 10, 2003

Disney in talks to buy Muppets
March 8, 2003

EM.TV calls off sale of Muppets to Dean Valentine
March 7, 2003

MousePlanet conducts survey for Muppet Antenna Toppers
March 6, 2003

Dark Crystal CD set arrives in April
March 1, 2003

Coming March 4, Zoe's Dance Moves
February 21, 2003

Muppets are "On With the Show" for the Gameboy Advance
February 17, 2003

Opera releases Swedish Chef "Bork" Web browser
February 14, 2003

Sesame Street comes to life at the Pittsburgh Children's Museum
February 13, 2003

Gaiman and McKean Team for "Mirror Mask"
January 28, 2003

EM.TV says finances won't keep Valentine from Henson purchase
January 26, 2003

Henson sale extended until February
January 21, 2003

Herbert Becker makes offer to acquire 100% of Henson
January 15, 2003

Blame goes around for Farscape's cancellation
January 10, 2003

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