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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,Fun Stuff — 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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February 15, 2014

John Henson 1965-2014

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: , , , — Ryan Roe @ 1:23 pm

John Henson, the fourth of Jim and Jane Henson’s five children, has passed away at the age of 48.

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September 30, 2013

Muppet Tech Wizard Faz Fazakas Dies at 95

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 11:46 pm

The puppet designer had a huge impact of the evolution of the Muppets.



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