JIM HENSON’S CREATURE SHOP (Creature Effects), now with locations in London and Los Angeles, was established in 1979. The shop is recognized around the world for its quality work in the areas of animatronics, robotics, puppet making, model-making, art direction and costume design, as well as prosthetic make-up, on a myriad of projects for the feature film, television and commercial industries, and is now building a further reputation as creator of high-end 3-D computer graphics.

Famous for its characters and creatures who inhabit such productions as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dinosaurs, Babe, Pinocchio, 101 Dalmations, George of the Jungle, Dr. Dolittle, Jack Frost and Animal Farm, the Creature Shop is a pioneer in the field of animatronics, and on its staff are some of the most experienced designers and crafts people in the industry today.

The Creature Shop has always had a special reputation for its performance-centered approach, and, in 1992 received a Technical Academy Award® for its computer-based Henson Performance Control System, but many people have unwittingly become familiar with their work in a wider arena in such films as The Bear, The Phantom, The English Patient, The Odyssey, Lost in Space, Merlin and the current TV hit sci-fi show Farscape.