Biography

A ten-time Emmy®-nominated television producer, Halle Stanford leads the Company’s development and production of all television, home entertainment, and digital media in animated and live-action formats establishing the company’s creative culture across all territories.

Stanford is currently executive producing the Netflix series The Dark Crystal:  Age of Resistance as well as The Dinosaur Train Movie for Universal Entertainment and PBS KIDS®. Her recent children’s programming executive producer credits include: the Netflix Original Word Party; the groundbreaking marine biology series Splash and Bubbles for PBS KIDS®; the NBCUniversal Kids/CBC animated series Dot., based on Randi Zuckerberg’s popular book; and the NBCUniversal/Hulu Original preschool show Doozers, inspired by the wildly popular characters from the classic series Fraggle Rock.  Stanford’s award-winning credits also include the Emmy®-nominated Sid the Science Kid and Dinosaur Train, which currently air on PBS KIDS® in the U.S. and in multiple markets around the world, the live-action puppet series Me and My Monsters for the CBBC and Network Ten in Australia, the Lifetime live-action holiday special Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow, as well as the Emmy®-nominated Sprout preschool series Pajanimals.

She is in development on a new slate of television projects including The Kissing Hand, based on the internationally renowned picture book; Harriet the Spy, based on the classic novel; Slumberkins, based on the popular book and plush toy line; and The Witchlands, based on the popular New York Times best-selling book series by Susan Dennard.

Stanford co-authored a book series, Jim Henson’s Enchanted Sisters, a collection of fantastical comedy-adventure stories for girls published by Bloomsbury and currently in development as a series of animated features with Cyber Group Studios.

In addition to her Emmy®-nominations, Stanford is a recipient of the Cynopsis Kids !magination Award in Content Leadership, and for the last sixteen years has garnered at least 100 honors around the globe for the company’s programming, some of which have been awarded by the: Emmy Awards, Parent’s Choice Awards Gold Honor, Rockie Award Grand Prize-Banff World Media Festival, Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards, NAPPA Honors Award, Kidscreen Awards, Finalist-Prix Jeunesse Catalogue, and National Parents Publications Awards.

Stanford joined The Jim Henson Company in 1993 and worked on beloved Muppet projects like Muppet Treasure Island, Muppets Tonight, and Bear in the Big Blue House, as well as the Sci-f cult classic Farscape. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Film and Theater from Wesleyan University, is a Cub Scout Leader, a proud mom to two sons (ages 8 and 21!) and is on an endless quest to enrich the lives of children around the globe.

Her film and television producing credits for the Jim Henson Company include:
The Dark Crystal:  Age of Resistance, 2019 (10 eps.)
Dinosaur Train, 2019 (198 eps.)
Sid the Science Kid, 2008 – 2015 (60 eps.)
Splash and Bubbles, 2016 (80 eps.)
Word Party, 2019 (60 eps.)
Julie’s Greenroom, 2017 (13 eps.)
Dot., 2016 (78 eps.)
Doozers, 2018 (72 eps.)
Me & My Monsters, 2010-2011 (26 eps.)
Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow, 2015
Pajanimals, 2010-2011 (52 eps.)
Frances, 2008
Animal Jam, 2003
Telling Stories with Tomie DePaola, 2001

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