After a pretty nasty controversy, Kermit the Frog got a new voice performer in the form of Matt Vogel. We’ve heard what Vogel sounds like, but now we can check out the real test: how well can Vogel sing?
Earlier this summer, Steve Whitmire, the man who had performed and voiced Kermit the Frog since the passing of creator Jim Henson, was fired. It was a complex situation that ultimately meant one thing for fans: a new Kermit was coming. And, today, we finally got our first listen.
Last week, two Muppet fan communities jointly reported a shocking turn of events: After decades of playing some of the franchise’s most recognizable characters, including Kermit the Frog, veteran puppeteer Steve Whitmire had been fired. Muppets Studio later confirmed the news, simply telling Gizmodo and other outlets…
All morning, folks on the internet have been chuckling heartily over this faceplant of a tweet from Good Morning America:
We’ve found Kermit the Frog in real life and it’s a species of glassfrog just recently discovered called Hyalinobatrachium dianae in Costa Rica. It’s bright green just like Kermit, has big white adorable eyeballs just like Kermit and the males have a very unique mating call... just like Kermit, I guess? Anyway, the…
When Frog Solo joined the Rebellion against the Empire and the evil Animal Vader, he had to know there would be consequences. James Hance, the artist behind so many sweet and expected Star Wars mashups, created a life-sized sculpture of our favorite froggy stage manager as the trapped Han Solo.
The saddest thing about the extinction of landlines and corded phones is the death of brilliant novelty phones: Here, Kermit, kicked back so he looks remiss without a cigarette dangling from his mouth, cradles the handset over his legs. [Wired]