Friday, July 21, 2017

New WE Day Promo Featuring Rowlf and Alicia Keys!

A new promo featuring Rowlf and Alicia Keys hit the web promoting this year's youth empowerment WE Day.


The special was filmed back in April and will feature Fozzie Bear performing stand-up with with Josh Gad while with Statler and Waldorf learn "an important lesson about bullying." 

Other Muppets appearing include Miss Piggy, Animal, and The Swedish Chef who will be appearing along with such celebrities as Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Lilly Singh, Rowan Blanchard, Laverne Cox, Bryan Cranston, Jessie J, and aforementioned Alicia Keys.

You can lean more about WE Day at We.org

The WE Day special will air August 4th 8/7c on CBS.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Steve Whitmire and Cheryl Henson on Today Show!

The Disney/Henson/ Whitmire feud hit the Today show this morning.

For some reason we're having trouble embedding the clips directly into the post you, but watch them at the links below.


FirstToday interviewed Cheryl Henson at the Museum Of The Moving Image's new Jim Henson exhibit

In part two, Steve was there in studio to comment in person about in his firing.





Even More Muppet Thoughts of The Week!


While we wait for the premiere of Matt Vogel's Kermit, join us again for some recent Muppet "Thoughts of The Week."









Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Adorkable Rachel Reacts to Steve Whitmire's Departure!

Our friend Rachel is back with a tribute to Steve Whitmire's work with The Muppets.


Archaia's Labyrinth 2017 Special Coming in November!

BOOM! Studios' Archaia label announced a new special Labyrinth comic will be coming later this year. 

Main cover by Derek Kirk Kim

So far this special comic is creatively titled Jim Henson’s Labyrinth 2017 Special. But, don't let the title fool you though, it looks like a lot of great artists will be contributing to the anthology book. 


The diverse assembly of artists include Roger Langridge (The Muppet Show), Adam Smith (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth), Katie Cook (Fraggle Rock), Jeff Stokely, Delilah S. Dawson, Ryan Sook, Derek Kirk Ki, and more.

Subscription cover by Jeff Stokely

“Jim Henson’s Labyrinth is home to some of the most memorable characters in pop culture,” said Sierra Hahn, Senior Editor. “Through our partnership with The Jim Henson Company, Archaia has been able to expand this world in meaningful and innovative ways. This Special is the first of a few projects that will excite longtime fans of the film and reveal to newcomers the magic and wonder of this singular world.”
Variant cover by Ryan Sook

This second annual special is an all-new collection of short stories that celebrates the various characters and creatures from the world of Labyrinth (1986). This includes the never-before-told story of how Sir Didymus met his trusted steed Ambrosius, and the story of a goblin running late to the famous “Dance Magic Dance” sequence from the iconic film.

Look for it in comic shops this November!

Song of The Dark Crystal Now Available!

J.M. Lee's second original Dark Crystal companion novel, Song of The Dark Crystal is now available. 

The second original companion novel to Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal follows Naia and Kylan as they seek help from the Gelfling clans to prevent the Skeksis from implementing the next stage of their sinister plan.
Kylan of Sami Thicket is a skilled song teller, but singing the tales of long-gone heroes won’t help his friends as they journey into dangerous, unknown lands. After uncovering the betrayal of the Skeksis Lords, he and his friend Naia are on the run, pursued by the Skeksis’s underlings and outcast even among their fellow Gelfling. But Kylan knows the truth must be told, no matter how difficult the telling. Maybe there’s use for a song teller after all . . .

 The book also features illustrations by Cory Godbey.

You can get your copy now wherever books are sold and on Amazon where you can also read a few sample pages!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sesame Street Slings for Chrysler!

The Muppets have always been known for making commercials. Since the very beginning, Jim Henson financed his company by using his characters to sell products. You can see many of these early commercials here



The Sesame Street characters, however, were mostly shielded from this practice. They were used to sell numbers and letters, not actual commercial products. Even when they did stray into shilling for products they usually featured a Sesame product whose sale fed back into Sesame Street itself. 

That doesn't seem to be the case of these new Sesame Street spots for the Chrysler Pacifica. Their very clever just like the old school Henson commercials were (minus the carton violence) and the characters and relationships are all intact. It just feels odd seeing these characters hawk a product that's not directly aimed at children.