The Labyrinth Movie Premieres
Labyrinth was a British/ American fantasy film directed by Henson and Produced By George Lucas. The movie is based around a teenage girl named Sarah who, just like any teenager, wishes someone would take her away from her awful parents. However, when she wishes that, a peculiar man (David Bowie) appears in her window and confesses that he has kidnapped her baby brother. He offers her a crystal that will reveal her dreams if she forgets about her brother. She declines and the man tells her that she has 13 hours to save her brother from his labyrinth or he will be gone forever . Sarah sets off for her quest to save her brother while facing many obstacles and strange encounters.
Henson comes out with a new TV series :The Storyteller. This live- action/ puppet series was created and produced exclusively by Henson himself.
Fun fact: Jim Henson's son, Brian Henson, was the puppeteer for the dog's character.
Jim Henson dies
On May 15, at 2 am, Henson became very short of breath and coughed up blood. He told Jane that he felt like he was dying. On May 16 he died at age 48 from toxic shock syndrome caused by infection with Streptococcus pyogenes, a germ that commonly causes strep throat.