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July 25, 2016

Help Celebrate Dave Goelz in Hollywood

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 6:35 pm

Tickets are available for the event honoring Dave Goelz on September 24th!

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July 5, 2016

5 Things People Always Say About This Muppeteer Photo

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 12:00 pm

Casual Muppet fans on the internet are so predictable.

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June 22, 2016

Dave Goelz to Receive Puppetry Honor

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 5:28 pm

Dave Goelz will be honored at an event at the Henson Company on September 24th!

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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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November 21, 2015

Watch Sesame Street Puppeteers Get Physical

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 9:38 am

Behind the scenes of last year’s Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert.

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October 10, 2015

Bill Barretta Has Something to Say About The Muppets

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 12:09 am

Watch an interview with Bill Barretta about the new Muppet show!

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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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September 10, 2015

Joey Mazzarino Is Leaving the Street

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 1:00 pm

Joey Mazzarino is departing Sesame Street after being with the show since 1989.

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September 8, 2015

Muppeteers at Dragon Con 2015 (or, How I Cried In Front of Oscar the Grouch)

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: , — Guest Blogger @ 8:35 am

Read our report of Steve Whitmire and Caroll Spinney’s appearance at Dragon Con!

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August 27, 2015

Disney Drops a Bombshell: The Muppets Have Puppeteers!

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

Scores of Muppet fans have now witnessed the existence of the long-rumored “performer.” Yay!

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August 21, 2015

UPDATED: Muppets and Performers Rock D23

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

Five puppeteers and lots of Muppets took the stage at Disney’s convention this weekend.

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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 21, 2015

Frank Oz and Dave Goelz Re-Team for Pixar

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 5:27 pm

Two Muppet performers will be in the new Pixar movie, Inside Out!

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March 23, 2015

Muppets Most Wanted: The Lost Commentary

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 10:18 am

Muppet performers Matt Vogel and Eric Jacobson joined us for a live commentary of Muppets Most Wanted! And here are the highlights.

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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 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 2, 2014

Fran Brill Retires from Puppeteering

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 11:49 am

Fran Brill’s work with the Muppets dates back to some of the earliest seasons of Sesame Street.

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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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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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January 13, 2014

CBS This Morning Learns About Puppetry on Sesame Street

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 1:20 pm

Mo Rocca gets a lesson on puppetry from Marty Robinson and Matt Vogel on CBS This Morning!

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