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Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow (2015)

The Emmerson family heads to the quaint town of Turkey Hollow to visit Aunt Cly. Tim and Annie quickly grow bored without the Internet, and soon try to track the howling hoodoo, an elusive monster the locals dismiss as a legend.


Kirk R. Thatcher


Tim Burns (teleplay), Christopher Baldi (teleplay) | 3 more credits »

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Cast overview:
Mary Steenburgen ... Aunt Cly
Jay Harrington ... Ron Emmerson
Graham Verchere ... Tim Emmerson
Genevieve Buechner ... Annie Emmerson
Reese Alexander ... Sheriff Grover
Gabe Khouth ... Buzz
Peter New ... Junior
Linden Banks ... Eldridge Sump
Ludacris ... Narrator (as Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges)
Alice Dinnean ... Squonk (voice)
Rob Mills Rob Mills ... Burble (voice) (as Robert James Mills)
Jason Hopley ... Zorp (voice)
Gord Robertson ... Thring (voice)
Elliot Mandelcorn ... Lawyer
Kathryn Kirkpatrick ... Shopkeeper


A recently divorced man named Ron Emmerson takes his children Tim and Annie to the farm of Ron's eccentric Aunt Cly in the town of Turkey Hollow which has no technology. Tim and Annie find themselves caught up in searching for the "Howling Hoodoo," an elusive monster that has been considered a legend to the citizens of Turkey Hollow while also coming across the plot of a scheming neighbor that frames Aunt Cly for the theft of the turkeys.

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Adventure | Family


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Release Date:

21 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Turkey Hollow Kasabasi See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl originally developed this as a TV special in 1968 titled "The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow", but it remained unproduced. A comic book adaptation (which follows the original outline more closely) was published by Archaia in 2014. See more »


Aunt Cly's "green tea with ginger, fully loaded with Echinacea' is clearly just water". See more »


Narrator: They say all's well that ends well. I'm not even sure what that means, but Shakespeare - he's never wrong.
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References Dora the Explorer (2000) See more »


Eat Till You Pop
Written by Mary Steenburgen, Lucie Silvas, and Jeremy Spillman
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A worthy addition to the Jim Henson tradition!
1 December 2015 | by onehandhailingataxicabSee all my reviews

First things first, this is definitely a kids movie, but it's a kids movie that Moms and Dads will find themselves snickering at. I ended up seeing this movie twice over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and appreciated it even more the second time. There are some slapstick moments for the kids, but there are also some very sophisticated one- liners sure to go over the younger heads. Mary Steenburgen is great as usual, and I especially enjoyed her flirtation with the Sheriff. Of course the Monsters are the star of the show. They're ugly and adorable at the same time, and they have fantastic interplay with the child stars. Some of the special effects toward the end are a little cheesy, but overall the movie looks great, with a beautiful forest setting. I found it worthy of the Jim Henson name and a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving!

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