Steve Whitmire, the puppeteer who was fired after 27 years as Kermit the Frog has said he is "devastated to have failed" Muppets founder and his mentor Jim Henson. He would not say what those reasons were, nor would Muppet Studio or its parent company Disney, who have not responded to requests for comment from The Associated Press.
Friday, Jul 14th 2017 (4:51am) | Thanks: swimfan
Sesame Street has introduced Julia, a four-year-old character with autism.
Along with Julia, the show has also created a site for parents and children with information about autism and started the See Amazing in All Children campaign.
Julia has already appeared in Sesame Street books and online material, and the show recently shared clips of her interacting with other characters like Elmo and Abby.
Wednesday, Mar 22nd 2017 (12:01am)
And now, ladies and gentlemen, the drum battle of the century! In one corner, our own ever-popular Animal, and in the other corner, the Muppet Show's own fearless guest star, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Buddy Rich!
Friday, Oct 28th 2016 (12:00am)
The late Richard Hunt (one of the four original Muppeteers) would have been 65 yesterday. Don Music, composer, is a classic Sesame Street Muppet who was taken off the show because of his constant head banging. What's up with that?! Enjoy this bit where Don and Kermit work out the lyrics.
Thursday, Aug 18th 2016 (12:01am)
A few weeks back, GAFBO caught wind of a Sesame Street “Word of the Day” sketch where the word was ‘moustache.’ This got us thinking. In the wonderful world of the Muppets which includes, but is not limited to, The Muppet Show (and movies), Sesame Street, and Fraggle Rock; who rocks the greatest facial hair?
Wednesday, Apr 8th 2015 (12:00am)
The Fraggle Rock movie has been a long time coming. We last wrote about the development of the movie back in 2012, but it's been in the works since 2005. However, it looks like the movie gathering a bit more momentum and it's added a big star to its cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Tuesday, Apr 7th 2015 (12:00am)
ABC is filming a proof of concept for a revival of The Muppets, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady is co-writing the script for a pilot presentation that sources say could be unspooled at May's upfront presentation to Madison Avenue advertisers. Sources tell THR that the project, if all goes well, could go straight to series.
Monday, Apr 6th 2015 (12:02am)
Did you know they don't have cookies in the UK? What is Cookie Monster supposed to do when he's staying at the Furchester Hotel if there are no cookies? Is he supposed to just eat biscuits? John Oliver explains.
Thursday, Mar 19th 2015 (1:09am)
Meet computer H14, a Jim Henson creation from 1963. The film was commissioned by AT&T to be shown at a corporate get-together, to spread the word that the company's new computer systems that actually communicated with each other were the wave of the future, and nothing to be frightened about.
The Muppet was funny in that unmistakably Henson way - equipped with exhaust pipes and a flashing red light and some sort of rotating mechanical arm reminiscent of a railroad crossing - and it had already worked the seminar circuit, appearing at shows in Germany for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Information Agency, the government organization that once spread U.S. propaganda overseas. Plus, Jim Henson understood the task at hand.
Henson and his partner Jerry Juhl “were certainly intrigued by technology and the development of computers,” says Falk. “But they also felt very strongly about the difference between man and machines. There was a celebration of technology, but also a recognition about its lack of human qualities, like understanding and creativity.” Henson gives H14 the superhuman ability to digest “vast oceans of information,” but it still needs humans to wind him up - and repair him when he explodes into tiny pieces.
Jimmy, the Roots & the cast of Sesame Street play the Sesame Street theme on classroom instruments in the Late Night Music Room.
Thursday, Sep 26th 2013 (11:08am) | Thanks: Jaxon
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