Friday, July 31, 2015

Dark Crystal Documentary Announced!

JM Prater and Philip Mitchell, two fans of The Dark Crystal, loved the movie so much they've decided to make a documentary entitled  "The Great Conjunction: The Legacy of The Dark Crystal."  The film will explore the making, fandom, and lasting impact of the movie. 

The concept trailer for the film can be seen below:

Similar to I Am Big Bird, the filmmakers are using a crowd funding campaign, to acquire the funding needed to make the film. They plan to announce their initiative through indiegogo within the next few weeks.

You can read an interview with the filmmakers here

For more information please visit the official Facebook page for the documentary at

Miss Piggy "muppets" promo button!

We will now have a visual of the 5th and final "muppets" promo button, Miss Piggy!

This was one of the buttons given out at Mobile Muppet Theater stops and at San Diego Comic Con. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

TVGuide: "Every Muppet Movie and TV Show, Ranked"!

TVGuide has ranked every Muppet Muppet Movie and TV Show. 

To find out where your favorite placed click here.

Update: Here's our ranking:

13. Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters
12. Muppet Babies
11. Muppets From Space
10. Muppet Treasure Island
09. Muppets Tonight
08. Muppets Most Wanted
07. The Jim Henson Hour
06. The Muppets
05 The Great Muppet Caper
04. The Muppet Christmas Carol
03. Muppets Take Manhattan
02. The Muppet Movie
01. The Muppet Show

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Swedish Chef Food & Wine Vinylmation!

For the past few years Disney has released a special Vinylmation for the Food & Wine Festival held at the Epcot theme park. Usually the figure is chef from a Disney film, such as Chef Louis from The Little Mermaid or Chef Gusteau from Ratatouille.This year it's the Swedish Chef that gets the special "Eachez" Food and Wine Vinylmation treatment.

For those that are wondering, "Eachez" refers to way these Vinylmation are sold. Each is blind boxed and either contains the common or variant version. It hasn't been revealed which is which yet, but typically the messy version is the variant. 

These will be available only at Epocot's Food & Wine Festival which runs from September 25 - November 16, 2015.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sesame Street: Another Sunny Day Comic Coming in October!

Scratch another off the "Never Made Muppets" list. The Sesame Street comic book finally will see issue #2 released on October 28th. 

Publisher Ape Entertainment announced the released at PreviewsWorld.
where the comic's synopsys was reveled as well:

"Join Cookie Monster as he enlists the help of his friends on Sesame Street to search for a missing picnic basket on a sunny day in the first in a new series of Sesame Street comic books."

Here's hoping we won't be waiting as long for issue 3 as we were for issue 2!

Monday, July 27, 2015

New "Muppets" posters!

We were a little concerned that the Muppets have a new show coming out, yet all the 
promotional material so far featured the same imagery we've seen since 2011.

Well, the first posters for the new show are out and they definitely show a side of the
Muppets we haven't seen before. 

Take a look...

Edgy, but just Muppety enough to play it up for laughs. I think they convey the series' tone well. 

Happy Birthday, Jerry Juhl!

Today we wish Jerry Juhl, head writer for the Muppets, a Happy Birthday on what would have been his 77th Birthday.

Check out this exclusive clip of Jerry & Gobo from the Fraggel Rock 30th Anniversary Collection.

You can read more about Jerry's carrer with The Muppets at the Muppet wiki

Friday, July 24, 2015

Sesame Place Picked As Pennsylvania's Best Amusement Park


Sesame Place Picked As Pennsylvania's Best Amusement Park

“There simply is no better amusement park for small children than Sesame Place," Yahoo Travel says.

Sesame Doodle Cups!

Sesame has a new set of plastic cups featuring Cookie Monster and Elmo. The fronts seem normal enough with each character along with their name. 

The backs however, feature a game to draw and color!

The Cookie Monster cup has a find the "Y's" game.

 While the back of the Elmo cup has a circle the items that begin with the letter "M" game.

If you're looking for some cups and coloring fun you might be able to find these at your local Target. Just be aware of drinking and drawing!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Doozer DVDs at Target!

If you've been waiting to see the new Doozer TV series and don't have Hulu, Target has you covered. 

"Meet The Pod Squad!" and "Pod Squad Boogie!" are the first two Doozer series DVDs to be released in the US. Both are currently Target exclusives and available in stores only. 

"Meet The Pod Squad!" includes episodes: Zip It, Little Feats, Butterfly Away, Enter the Ditzies, Home Tweet Home, Mega Magnet Mover, Three's a Team, and Starry Night.

"Pod Squad Boogie!" includes episodes: Pod Squad Boogey, Dancing Doodad, Safe from Sound, It's a Breeze, Flex Art, Picture Perfect, Big Stars, and Doozers Re-Users.

Each DVD has an embossed slipcase and 3 Karaoke sing-along songs.
You can find them along with other Henson family DVD's at Target, which has all movies and TV series on sale for buy one get one 50% off!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

"The Muppets" Pilot Now Online!

Fans saw it on a bus, fans saw it in San Diego, and now the rest us us eagerly awaiting fans can see it. 

That's right, the full 10 minute pilot presentation for ABC's the muppets. is now online!

Muppet Classroom Decorations - Part 3

Hard to believe, but back to school items are beginning to fill store shelves.
In addition to the list of items you'll need to attend class, it also means teachers need new decorations for their classrooms! Good thing w
e discovered even more items in Paper Magic's Eueka Muppet Classroom line!

In addition to the door opening and signs,we found a few more items to brighten up any learning area. 

Straight A's may make you a "superstar" student but that'll never top The Muppets' status as superstars!

These 2 sided Muppet Superstars! feature Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Rizzo, Rowlf, Beaker, Animal, Sam Eagle, Pepe and the Swedish Chef breaking through stars on geometric shapes. The're two sided so that when hung in a window or from the ceiling the image can been seen from any direction.

If that too many stars for you, there's also a one sided Kermit with a star:

Click here for parts 1 and 2

Friday, July 17, 2015

Hallmark Collection 2015: Part 8 - Party Buttons!

Along with the Miss Piggy ornament, two new surprise Muppet items appeared on Hallmark shelves this week!

Animal Birthday Sound Button:

Giant Muppet Birthday Button:

These aren't available on Hallmark's website yet, so you'll have to check your local stores for their availability.

Now Available - Hallmark Miss Piggy Ornament!

This year's Hallmark Muppet ornament, Miss Piggy is now available.   

Listen to the ornament's audio by Eric Jacobson here!

You can order or find it in a store near you at Hallmark.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ABC's "the muppets" invades San Diego!

The Muppets weren't just inside the San Diego Convention Center last week. ABC's marketing team was in full force during Comic Con and took over the city of San Diego to promote the new series. 

There was a giant angled sign outside Petco Park:

How giant was it? It was almost as high as the stadium,
And according to this photo, you could see Animal a block away!

Even San Diego's transportation was Muppetized! You could ride a pedicab with
Miss Piggy,

or like Matt Wilkie and Dave Hulteen did, share a ride with Kermit and Animal.

There was even a Gonzo pedicab as well!

If you were looking for something faster then a bike, you could hop aboard a Muppet skinned train!

Or, if you prefer vertical travel, there were Kermit and Miss Piggy elevators!

I'm hoping this wall-to-wall promotion extends across the country and internationally as well  once the show's premier gets closer. Be sure to let us know if you spot a giant billboard, taxi, or bus in your neighborhood!

Thanks to Matt Wilkie, Dave Hulteen, and our friends at ToughPigs for some of the images. 

Happy Birthday, Dave Goelz!

Happy Birthday to Muppet performer, Dave Goelz!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Madame Alexander Muppet Plush - Now Available!

The long ago announced Madame Alexander Muppet plush are now available. Each 9" plush is available at Amazon using the links below:


Miss Piggy:
Other then Kermit's head looking rather small in proportion to his body, these plush dolls look very well done and much better then the prototypes we saw back at the 2014 Toy Fair:

They are also available directly through Madame Alexander's website, where you can get discounts if you sign up for their newsletter. 

We've gotten our dolls. Piggy and Fozzie look identical to the hero shots above and Kermit's head is much better then expected. 

Animal, however has the biggest issues. You really have to work his fur to get him to look right, his eyes aren't placed correctly, and his mouth wants to stay wide open. 

It is still MUCH better then the original prototype and it may be a case where you can one in better condition on the shelf. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Grover to appear on Wendy Williams!

Grover will appear on The Wendy Williams Show tomorrow, June 15th!

Check your local listings and set your DVRs!

UPDATE: We now have video of Grover's appearance:

Center for Puppetry Arts - Jim Henson Collection - Grand Opening Announced!

At long last we now know when the Center for Puppetry Arts' new expansion - including their Jim Henson Collection - will open!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the one above must be worth at least three times that as Saturday. November 14th is announced as the date for the grand opening.

From their official announcement: 

After many years of fundraising, design, and construction, the Center for Puppetry Arts invites you to celebrate the completion of its “Believe in Make Believe” campaign and the official opening of its new museum on Saturday, November 14!

The Worlds of Puppetry permanent exhibit will house the Global Collection gallery and the Jim Henson Collection gallery, the world’s most comprehensive collection of the work of Jim Henson.

Patrons will enjoy the newly expanded 7,500 square foot museum space, as well as a renovated entryway, expanded museum store, new research library, and other exciting updates to the Center.
Great museums are characterized by their ability to continually educate, inspire, and evolve,” said Vincent Anthony, Center for Puppetry Arts founding Executive Director. “Our team has been preparing for this day for many years, and we are thankful for the generous contributions from the Jim Henson family, our benevolent donors, generous Members, and the support of our community. This is a true turning point for the Center for Puppetry Arts – and we welcome visitors to come discover the magic and wonder that lie behind these doors.”

Grand opening festivities will include well-known walk-around Henson characters, photo opportunities, and other engaging activities that will make the day a festival-like celebration.

Members and donors can be among the first to experience the new museum in a week-long series of preview events before the grand opening! More details on these preview events will be shared at a later date. Click here to become a Member and receive access to these preview events plus other great benefits all year long.

If you didn't win any of the items Steve Whitmire donated, and would still like to contribute 
to the Center's expansion, they will announce details in August for the general public to support the “Believe in Make Believe” campaign. To date they have raised more than $14 million!

Who's ready for a trip to the Peach state?