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  • 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…

  • Muppets Marketing: It’s Time to Light the Lights
    Muppets Marketing: It’s Time to Light the Lights

    Editor: Please help me welcome back our latest guest author Amanda Correia. Ladies, Gentlemen, and Muppet-kind, In less than four short months, one of the most highly anticipated and best-marketed films of the year will finally hit theaters. That’s right, folks, we’re talking The Muppets, the brilliance and magic of…

  • Muppet Philosophy
    Muppet Philosophy

    If you read one thing today, make it this thought provoking article on Jim Henson’s The Muppets and the journey they’ve been on since Henson’s untimely death. Author Elizabeth Stevens displays an obvious passion for the Muppets and a keen understanding of what makes them such a unique phenomenon. She…

  • Morning Report – Wednesday Wackadoo
    Morning Report – Wednesday Wackadoo

    Time to close some open tabs: Floyd Norman, venerable Disney animator has been regularly updating his blog again. Lots of great historical information there. For instance, did you know there was a studio jazz band even before Firehouse Five plus 2? Yep, the Huggajeddy 8. The second annual ConGaloosh is…

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