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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 Alice Dinnean ... Squonk (voice)
Rob Mills Rob Mills ... Burble (voice) (as Robert James Mills)
Jason Hopley ... Zorp (voice)
Gord Robertson Gord Robertson ... Thring (voice)
Elliot Mandelcorn 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?


Had the original version been produced in the late sixties/early seventies, it would have featured songs written by long time Henson associate Joe Raposo, with the musical sounds that the monsters made were to have been created on an electronic synthesizer by Raymond Scott. See more »


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


Ron Emmerson: Boy, they really do tow the line between fugly and adorable, don't they?
Aunt Cly: Hey Ron, watch it! These are practically MY kids.
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References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »


Eat Till You Pop
Written by Mary Steenburgen, Lucie Silvas, and Jeremy Spillman
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Lite movie fare
30 November 2015 | by brainybabsSee all my reviews

I liked this as a casual afternoon movie while taking care of some minor chores that I could do while watching. I was okay with the story having an intermittent narrator. This is not to the level of Gone with the Wind or The Deerhunter nor Indiana Jones or Lara Croft but I found it enjoyable. I have yet to see a Henson production I wouldn't watch, including this one. I can see Jim Henson's influence in the design of some of the characters but it took quite a while before they were introduced. I think it is the first time I heard the word "fugly" used on television. The title is the name of the town where the action takes place and the town's main economic product seems to be turkey which make various appearances through the movie. I will admit some of the themes are a bit predictable, notably a recent divorcée with kids. Mostly, I was relieved that it wasn't another Christmas story! There are way too many of those now, can I hear an "amen" from somebody?

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