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  • Artist, Icon David Bowie passes away at 69
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    I woke up to the saddest news this morning, David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69 after an eighteen month battle with cancer. The family is asking for privacy, but I can’t let the life of this icon from my life go un-celebrated here. As a child…

  • ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas begins December 1
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    It’s an annual programming event our household has come to look forward to. Disney’s ABC Family runs 25 days of special holiday-themed entertainment to help ring in the holidays. This year the festive shows will include the network premiere of newly remastered versions of Classic Jim Henson Christmas Specials “The…

  • New Muppets Show to be more Mockumentary Style
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    Drawing off the success of “The Office” and ABC’s “Modern Family”, the new Muppets show we heard about a month ago, is said to be focusing on a mockumentary style production. That sounds absolutely Gonzo! Here’s the elevator pitch from ABC: “The Muppets return to prime time with a contemporary,…

  • The Muppets Are Everywhere
    The Muppets Are Everywhere

    We are just over one week away from Muppets Most Wanted opening in North American theatres and our felt friends and their human co-stars have been everywhere—and I mean everywhere—over the past days. From Kermit hanging out with Michelle Obama and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in…

  • ESPN Muppets Crossover in Latest Ad
    ESPN Muppets Crossover in Latest Ad

    There’s something to be said for synergy. If you add up it’s own library, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and other purchases Disney now owns the rights to well over 25,000 characters. Disney acquired The Muppets early in this string of acquisitions. As such they’ve had the longest to get to know…

  • Pulling the Strings on Disney’s The Muppets
    Pulling the Strings on Disney’s The Muppets

    It’s been 12 years since the last big screen adventure that stared The Muppets. And there was a good reason for that, the films were creative and box office disappointments. Disney’s challenge, since taking over the brand, has been to find a way to recapture the old magic and bring…

  • D23 Expo Recap: Day 2
    D23 Expo Recap: Day 2

    Hello, and welcome to the D23 Expo, Day 2 (for more expo coverage read my D23 Expo Day 1 and Alison’s D23 Expo Day 3 recaps!) where things were taken up a big ol’ notch. I know, I couldn’t believe it either. This is where you say, “How in the…

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