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April 21, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Day 3: Power/The Soldier and Death

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 9:30 am

In the third episode of The Jim Henson Hour, Kermit goes on vacation and devils are awesome.

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April 18, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Day 2: Oceans/Lighthouse Island

Filed under: Feature,My Week — Tags: , — Anthony Strand @ 8:46 am

In the second episode of The Jim Henson Hour, Ted Danson kills all the fish and Lighthouse Island is completely, unforgivably dull.

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April 17, 2014

Video: Extended Red Carpet Interviews – Cast & Crew

Filed under: Feature,Interviews — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 11:42 am

Extended interviews with James Bobin, Nick Stoller, Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl, Danny Trejo and more on the Muppets Most Wanted red carpet!

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April 16, 2014

An Interview with Craig Shemin

Filed under: Interviews — Tags: — Ryan Roe @ 11:15 am

Our interview with Muppet writer, Jim Henson Legacy president, and Muppets Character Encyclopedia author Craig Shemin.

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An Interview with Craig Shemin, Part 4: An Encyclopedia You Can Actually Read

Filed under: Feature — Tags: — Ryan Roe @ 9:08 am

In this installment, Muppet writer and Jim Henson Legacy president Craig Shemin answers all our burning questions about The Muppets Character Encyclopedia, including why Splurge made the cut but Droop didn’t.

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April 15, 2014

Hallmark Ornaments Go Gonzo

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 2:52 pm

Gonzo is the next Muppet to get the Hallmark ornament treatment!

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I Am Big Bird Gets US Premiere

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 10:49 am

The Caroll Spinney documentary will premiere in Montclair, New Jersey on May 3rd!

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An Interview with Craig Shemin, Part 3: Aimed at a Muppet Audience

Filed under: Feature — Tags: — Ryan Roe @ 9:27 am

In this installment, Muppet writer and Jim Henson Legacy president Craig Shemin talks about Avenue Q, his marriage to Muppet performer Stephanie D’Abruzzo, and writing the Muppets Character Encyclopedia.

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April 14, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Day 1: Outer Space/The Heartless Giant

Filed under: Feature,My Week — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 8:06 am

We’re reviewing every episode of Jim Henson’s underrated 1989 series in honor of its 25th anniversary. Today: Aliens, giants, and Louie Anderson!

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April 11, 2014

An Interview with Craig Shemin, Part 2: Keeping Gonzo Real

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 10:43 am

In this installment, Muppet writer and Jim Henson Legacy president Craig Shemin talks about staying true to each Muppet character, hosting screenings of classic material, and Eric Jacobson’s first time playing Miss Piggy.

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April 10, 2014

Correcting the Internet: The Muppets Are Still Puppets!

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , , , — Guest Blogger @ 11:02 am

Do you know anyone who complained about CGI Muppets in Muppets Most Wanted? Make them read this!

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April 9, 2014

An Interview with Craig Shemin, Part 1: Through the Eyes of a Fan

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 8:22 am

In this first installment of our Q&A, longtime Muppet writer and Henson Legacy president Craig Shemin talks about getting hired by Henson, the challenges of writing CD-ROMs, and performing Michael Eisner.

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April 8, 2014

Perfume and Popcorn: Some Muppet Videos We Missed

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 4:44 pm

Watch four recent videos starring Kermit, Piggy, and Constantine that we missed!

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Muppets, Less Wanted

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: — Danny Horn @ 10:56 am

Muppets Most Wanted was great, their promotions were outstanding, and everyone we knew saw it. So why didn’t it make a lot of money??

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April 7, 2014

Sisters are Doing it for Themselves: Introducing Frog Kissin’ (A Muppet Podcast)

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: , , — Julia Gaskill @ 9:15 am

Presenting Frog Kissin’: A brand new Muppety podcast for your listening pleasure!

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April 6, 2014

RIP Mickey Rooney

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:11 pm

Legendary actor and Muppets guest star Mickey Rooney has passed away.

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April 4, 2014

You Want a Soundtrack Review? I’ll Give It to You!

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , , — Guest Blogger @ 9:02 am

Giving the Muppets Most Wanted soundtrack a spin.

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April 3, 2014

Fraggles Like to String and Play

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 4:39 pm

Fraggle Rock string dolls are now available!

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Critical Consensus?

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , , — Ryan Roe @ 9:47 am

What do the critics really think of Muppets Most Wanted? We scrutinized all the reviews to find out.

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April 2, 2014

April Fools: Constantine Takes Over

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:15 am

Read all about this year’s April Fools Day gag, in which Constantine took over ToughPigs!

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