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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, 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

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

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 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

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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March 31, 2014

Video: Extended Red Carpet Interviews – The Muppeteers

Filed under: Feature,Interviews — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 11:21 am

Watch our full red carpet interviews with the Muppet performers from the Muppets Most Wanted premiere!

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March 28, 2014

ToughPigs Art: The Many Rowlfs of Dave Hulteen

Filed under: Art,Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 2:46 pm

Our pal Dave Hulteen presents his collection of Rowlf the Dog illustrations in all different art styles!

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March 26, 2014

Two Things About MUPPETS MOST WANTED: A Call for Submissions

Tell us what you thought of the movie, and watch your opinions magically appear on this website!

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March 25, 2014

Muppets Most Wanted & Muppet Comics: An Interview with Roger Langridge

Filed under: Feature,Interviews — Guest Blogger @ 1:05 pm

An interview with the Muppet Show Comic Book writer/artist on some of the familiar themes in recent Muppet movies.

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March 24, 2014

Muppet Vault: Comedy!

Filed under: Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:50 am

Join us in Brooklyn, NY on April 13th for a Muppet Vault spotlighting the funniest sketches and guest stars the Muppets have to offer!

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March 22, 2014

A Totally Spoilery Review of Muppets Most Wanted

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 7:48 am

Our spoiler-filled, more detailed review of the newest Muppet movie!

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