Jim Henson Home Entertainment (Home Video Bumpers)

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

United States

Bumper (1992-1996)

Visuals: On the same background as the Jim Henson Video logo, there is the following bumper texts in the Optima Italic font:

  • Coming Soon on Videocassette
  • Now Available on Videocassette
  • Feature Presentation

Technique: A still, computerized graphic.


  • Both "...on Videocassette" bumpers: None.
  • Feature Presentation: The last few notes of Howard Pfeifer's "All for Just One Thin Dime" as heard on the "Comic Sans Prototype" Feature Program bumper, with Beau Weaver saying, "And now, our feature presentation."

Audio Variant: On the 1992 demo VHS release of The Muppet Movie, the Jim Henson Video music is heard over the "Feature Presentation" bumper. No announcer is heard.

Availability: Slightly common. Can be found on VHS releases of The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Classic Theater, and the 1996 VHS issue of Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas. VHS copies of The Muppet Movie and The Great Muppet Caper that don't have the aforementioned Feature Program ID have this, too, as well as the variants.

United Kingdom

Bumper (1992-1996)

Visuals: As the Jim Henson Video logo of the era animates, "NOW AVAILABLE FROMALSO AVAILABLE FROM" fades in above it in green.


  • A variant has "ALSO AVAILABLE FROM" fading in above the logo instead.
  • Sometimes the logo is a little more towards the top of the screen, and as "VIDEO" fades in, "NOW AVAILABLE" or "ALSO AVAILABLE" fade in below the logo.
  • On certain VHS tapes, the 1992 Jim Henson Video logo animates as normal, but fades out earlier.

Technique: 2D animation and a fading effect.

Audio: A male announcer says the onscreen text.

Audio Variant:

  • The orange text variants just have the regular logo music playing instead.
  • On certain VHS tapes, an unknown male announcer says "Coming soon from Jim Henson Video."
  • On the 1994 Australian and New Zealand VHS releases of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Brian Cummings says "Coming soon, from Jim Henson Video."

Availability: Supposedly can be found on UK and Irish VHS releases from the era, though the "ALSO AVAILABLE FROM" green text variant has been spotted on the 1993 UK and Irish retail VHS releases of The Muppet Christmas Carol.

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