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October 17, 2016

An Ode to Gonzo: The Dave Goelz Tribute Event

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: , — Matt Wilkie @ 12:33 pm

Read all about the event honoring Dave Goelz by the Henson Company, the Center for Puppetry Arts, and all his Muppet friends!

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August 18, 2016

Gonzo in San Francisco: Dave Goelz at the Walt Disney Family Museum

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: , , — ToughPigs Staff @ 8:00 am

Here’s the full report of the veteran Muppet performer’s recent appearance.

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June 6, 2016

A Frog and a Bear at VultureFest: Morning with the Muppets

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 8:00 am

We have the full report on the panel that featured Muppets and Muppeteers .

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January 19, 2016

Henson Company and John Tartaglia Team for SPLASH

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 5:31 pm

The new digital puppet series will air on PBS this fall!

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September 16, 2015

REVIEW: “In Their Own Words: Jim Henson”

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , , — Matthew Soberman @ 9:00 am

A look at the recent PBS documentary.

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July 9, 2015

In Other News: Muppet Folks Doing Non-Muppet Things

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 11:20 am

Updates on the non-Muppet work from Muppet performers and writers like Frank Oz, Stephanie D’Abruzzo, Sonia Manzano, and more!

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May 5, 2015

REMINDER: I Am Big Bird Opens TODAY!

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 8:00 am

You have multiple options for viewing the Caroll Spinney documentary.

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April 20, 2015

C Is for “Celebrating Joe Raposo”

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: , , , — Ryan Roe @ 7:00 am

The legendary Sesame Street composer got a special screening at NYC’s Museum of the Moving Image this weekend.

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December 1, 2014

I Am Reviewing I AM BIG BIRD

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , , , — Ryan Roe @ 12:15 pm

“I Am Big Bird” is the documentary that fans have wanted and that Caroll Spinney deserves.

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November 24, 2014

Steve’s Stuff: Bid on Steve Whitmire’s Muppet Memorabilia

Filed under: Feature,Interviews — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 6:08 pm

Interview with Steve Whitmire about his Muppet collection, now up for auction to benefit the Center for Puppetry Arts!

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November 20, 2014

Fran Brill Week: Little Birds and Toast Lovers on Sesame Street

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , , , — Ryan Roe @ 10:50 pm

A bird, a fish, a toast-lover… Fran Brill played some swell characters on Sesame Street whose names weren’t Prairie Dawn or Zoe.

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October 27, 2014

What’s Up, Doc: 21 Memorable Doc Stories From Fraggle Rock

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 9:43 am

What’s Fraggle Rock without Doc? Here are some of our favorite moments featuring Sprocket’s best friend.

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June 26, 2014

Great Muppeteer Duos: Jerry Nelson and Richard Hunt

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , — Matthew Soberman @ 11:46 am

Whether they were playing construction workers, Gorgs, or Twiddlebugs, they made a great team.

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May 16, 2014

What I’m Thinking About on May 16th

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 12:25 pm

Pondering Jim Henson and how he changed the world… and my world.

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April 23, 2014

Help Sesame Street Writer Norman Stiles with His New Puppet Project

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — Ryan Roe @ 2:04 pm

Sesame Street’s former head writer has launched an Indie Gogo campaign for his latest project, the Baby & Toddler Parenthood News Network.

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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

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 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 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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