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EXCLUSIVE: Talk about a good marriage of brands — Walden Media and Jim Henson Co. have joined together to develop and produce a new family-friendly film project called Happy Krampus! This will be a fully live-action project and is based on an original idea by Kealan O’Rourke (The Boy In The Bubble). The story follows Santa’s forgotten helper and giver of coal to naughty children (Krampus) – who has lost his job at the North Pole due to modern parents spoiling their children. To prove to the world that he is still needed, Krampus travels to New York where his plan to replace Christmas with Krampus Day. It is up to Krampus and his new friends to save Christmas from himself.
O’Rourke will pen the latest project for Walden and Henson.
Jim Henson Co. recently paired with STX Entertainment to do a live-action, puppet film with a twist — they are not worried about going a bit raucous or getting an R rating. In fact, the comedy is expected to. This is the company that was behind Disney’s family friendly Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. They also have Fraggle Rock in development at New Regency as well as the animated films Frog and Toad and Which Witch.