Are you looking for a fun pick for family movie night this month? We are excited to share about a great new movie for your family this Thanksgiving season. Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow will premiere on Lifetime in less than three weeks, on November 21st!
Turkey Hollow, an Lifetime original movie, is based on original characters and story written in 1968 by Jim Henson and his longtime writing partner, Jerry Juhl (the creative minds behind The Muppet Show & Fraggle Rock). This great family movie will star Mary Steenburgen, Jarry Harrington, and Chris “Ludacris” Nridges. Turkey Hollow follows the story of the Emmerson family, recently divorced father Ron (Harrington) and his kids Tim (Graham Verchere) and Annie (Genevieve Buechner), as they head to the quaint town of Turkey Hollow to spend a rustic Thanksgiving at the farm of Ron’s eccentric Aunt Cly (Steenburgen). Surprised by the lack of internet and technology in Turkey Hollow, Tim and Annie soon find themselves swept up in tracking the “Howling Hoodoo,” an elusive monster that, up until now, Turkey Hollow residents have long dismissed as mere legend. The Thanksgiving holiday threatens to take a bleak turn when a scheming neighbor frames Aunt Cly for turkey theft, but the fractured family teams up with some surprising new friends to save the day. Ludacris appears as an on-screen narrator in the film.
“Turkey Hollow is an unproduced gem from our Company’s archives. I have fond memories from my childhood of my father planning and developing this production. He was delighted by the idea of magical creatures living in the woods and was excited to portray them in a more realistic way than his other well-known puppet characters,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company and daughter of Jim Henson.
To learn more about Turkey Hollow, head here to watch the trailer. After watching the trailer, you will have an opportunity to submit your email address and win an awesome gift card from Toys “R” Us just in time for shopping this holiday season. We hope you take some time to sit down with your families this holiday season & enjoy Turkey Hollow! This would be a great tradition to start with your family to help you embrace your Thanksgiving holiday spirit. Again, Turkey Hollow will be premiering on November 21st at 8 pm on Lifetime.