The Muppets are on the movie. Disney just announced their new TV show has been picked up as a series for ABC. They’ve also been working with YouTube Space LA to partner with online vloggers like Lindsey Stirling and Mike Tompkins. But how did all… Read More »Kermit and the Gang visit YouTube Space LA
This new video collaboration between The Muppets, Youtube star Lindsey Stirling and international recording superstar Josh Groban, really brings all the feels. Here they are singing “Pure Imagination” from 1971’s Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. It captures the spirit of the old Muppet show… Read More »The Muppets sing “Pure Imagination” with Lindsey Stirling & Josh Groban
Mental Floss, the YouTube channel known for its fascination with lists, turns its attention to The Muppets. They called in Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy to help list 20 facts about The Muppets that you may not know. There were definitely a few new… Read More »20 Facts about The Muppets from Mental Floss
The Muppets have just announced a deal with YouTube Space LA and plan to partner with some of YouTube’s top talent to create new videos throughout the year. Up first is a partnerhsip with Mike Tompkins and some of your favorite Muppets for an a… Read More »The Muppets are “Cool Kids” in new A Capella mix
For too long and no good reason, the Muppets have been banished from TV. Sure, there was the horrible Disney Channel Teen Stars experiment, but we’re trying to forget that in the hopes our patience will one day be rewarded. It’s too soon to say that time has come, but at least we get new Muppet shorts, or as Disney calls them “Muppet Moments.”
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and other beloved Muppets star in Disney Junior’s “Muppet Moments,” a new short-form series of amusing conversations between Muppets and young kids about everyday topics including “apologies,” “favorite foods” and “manners.” The series will debut on Disney Channel with four shorts premiering Friday, April 3 (8:25 a.m., 8:55 a.m., 9:25 a.m. and 9:55 a.m., ET/PT) and a new short airing daily through Friday, May 8. New shorts will continue to rollout throughout 2015.
Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide said, “The Muppets have been a part of nearly every family’s life and we are delighted to bring back fond memories of these iconic characters for parents and create new ones for the youngest members of the family. ‘Muppet Moments’ highlight the Muppets doing what they do best — making kids and families laugh, while showcasing compassion and heart. Our hope is that viewers will come away seeing how funny and special the Muppets really are.”
I like that plan. Introduce the Muppets to a new generation so we all can get to see more of them.
Aw synergy. It’s that wonderful thing that lets the Disney parks tap into other Disney brands, like The Muppets, to make wonderful cross-promotional marketing music together. Today’s example is actually a pretty successful video featuring the Swedish Chef as he attempts to make a Mexican… Read More »Recipe: Shrimp Tacos from Food & Wine Festival a la Swedish Chef
I had such low expectations for the sequel to the first Muppet movie entirely from Disney Studios and I’m pleased to say, the movie is better than what I expected. There’s more of the goofy humor, a good song or two, and some great celebrity roles. But the treatment of the Muppets (with the exception of Sam the Bald Eagle) is a big miss. These characters are only shadows of their former selves, missing much of the life their original creative team endowed them with.
Still, if you’re a fan of The Muppets or have young tots who may be fans. The Muppets Most Wanted DVD / Blu-Ray is worth owning. It comes out today and is available from Amazon.com (despite their recent spat with Disney over DVD wholesale prices).
Starring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, and Tina Fey, this family friendly film makes its in-home debut with three versions of the film: The Original Theatrical Cut, the Statler and Waldorf Cut, and The Unnecessarily Extended Cut, featuring hilarious bonus content, plus more music, more mayhem, and more Muppets!
Clip from movie is one of the new songs, “I’m Number 1, You’re Number 2.”
“Muppets Most Wanted” picks up immediately following the events of the smash hit “The Muppets,” as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal and the entire Muppet gang head out on a world tour. But mayhem follows, as the Muppets find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine – the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog!
The Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes an all-new “Unnecessarily Extended Edition,” featuring 12 minutes of exclusive scenes not seen in theaters! Also included on Blu-ray and Digital HD are additional hilarious bonus features, including Statler and Waldorf’s version of the movie, and the laugh-out-loud gag reel, “The Longer, Longest Blooper Reel in Muppets History.”
Disney has now made two movies with the Muppets since they bought them from the Jim Henson Company. I didn’t feel that either film captured the magic of the Muppets I knew growing up. But I may be in the minority there. Maybe it’s time… Read More »The Muppets to take Broadway?