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The New York Times bestselling account of the story behind one of the most influential, durable, and beloved shows in the history of television: Sesame Street, moving to HBO this fall“Davis tracks down every Sesame anecdote and every Sesame personality in his book . . . Finally, we get to touch Big Bird’s feathers.” —The New York Times Book Review Sesame Street is the longest-running-and arguably most beloved- children’s television program ever created. Today, it reaches some six million pre…

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When Jim Henson died, Disney sent a drawing of Mickey consoling Kermit to his mourning company(r/pics)

That’s funny. Disney used Jim Henson’s death to try to change the nature of their deal for buying Henson’s company. Specifically, they now required the Sesame Street muppets, which Henson adamantly refused to give them. Without Jim in the picture, Disney started bullying the family to give up the Sesame Street characters, and the family weren’t the ones that made the promise to Children’s Television Workshop to always maintain ownership of the characters. CTW were able to use the muppets without paying a licencing fee, and in exchange Henson kept all the merchandising rights.

During this, Disney went ahead and released the Muppet’s 3D ride, assuming they would soon own the Muppets. When the deal failed (the family stood up for CTW, and the deal fell flat since Disney wouldn’t accept less than all the characters), the Jim Henson Company ended up suing Disney for royalties on the Muppets 3D ride, as it was now a copyright violation.

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