Jim Henson's Mother Goose Stories: Humpty Dumpty

1987 NR 0h 48m DVD

Jim Henson's Mother Goose Stories: Humpty Dumpty

1987 NR 0h 48m DVD
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This series (created by master Muppeteer Jim Henson) takes classic nursery rhymes and creates fun little 8-minute stories about the various 5-6 line poems. Brian Henson, who won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children's Program, directs the series. This video features the titular rhyme as well as "Mother Hubbard," "Little Boy Blue," "It's Raining, It's Pouring," "Dicky Bird," "Little Girl with a Curl," "Tommy Tucker" and more.
Scott McAfee, Anndi McAfee, John Christian Graas, Jodie Sweetin, Ilan Ostrove, Laura Goodwin, James Conway, Katy Broughton Smith, Nicholle Tom, Ethan Glazer, Michelle Wesson, Naomi Kerbel, Simon Bright
Brian Henson
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 4+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 4+
age 4+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Mother Goose Stories from Henson Studios is hardly another Fraggle Rock or The Storyteller in terms of quality, but it's harmless enough. The series presents expanded stories built around classic nursery rhymes like "Wee Willie Winkie" and the "Eensy Weensy Spider," which may be of interest to 3- and 4-year-olds who enjoy such rhymes. Very sensitive children may be frightened of some images, like a fierce, looming dragon in "Jack and Jill," or Humpty Dumpty landing on the ground with a chilling splat.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Characters are sometimes in mildly scary situations, i.e. Humpty Dumpty fearing a fall.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Since the episodes are based on nursery rhymes, lessons like "listen to your mother" or "be brave" are front-and-center.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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