Last year, a wonderful documentary about the Muppets and the legacy of Jim Henson premiered at South by Southwest. After months of waiting for its post-festival release, finally some excellent news: You’ll be able to watch at home or wherever you want in two weeks. There’s also a new trailer to give you an idea of the…
Muppet Babies taught us all that we can make our dreams come true. And if your very oddly specific dream was “Oh boy, I wish Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldberry could sing the theme for a Muppet Babies remake,” then do we have a treat for you.
A few years ago, Disney brought an adult-focused sitcom take on The Muppets to ABC. Audiences were divided on it and when a rework of the show failed to catch enough interest, it was quickly canceled. Now, Disney is apparently going to try again, leveraging its upcoming 2019 streaming service to do so.
After making a movie, actors and directors typically go on to do other things—like make more movies, sell beauty products, or become the Governor of California, and then go back to making more movies. But what happens to the props, figures, and puppets that help make a movie come to life?
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…
For her next, almost certainly R-rated comedy, Melissa McCarthy will team with some puppets.
Near the end of Muppet Guys Talking, puppeteer Dave Goelz is asked a question about where he’s found the nobility in his life’s work. “[In] folly,” he answers. “Human folly. Celebrating the degree to which we’re all lost.” That’s just one instance of how this documentary about the world’s favorite puppets gets…
Disney prides itself on being the happiest place on earth, but that probably doesn’t mean a happy ending. It was recently discovered that Disney owns the domain MuppetFucker.net. However, the Mouse isn’t trying to protect his wholesome family image against the rising tide of Pornhub oddities. It’s all because of one…
All morning, folks on the internet have been chuckling heartily over this faceplant of a tweet from Good Morning America:
I’ve taken to calling yesterday Black Friday, because it seemed as though just about every television show out there met a grim end. So, what show are you going to miss the most?
It sounds too crazy to be real, but it’s actually coming true. The crossover between 21 Jump Street and Men in Black, which was first revealed by the Sony hack in 2014, is now going forward as a possible film. And they found a perfect director.
If it didn’t mean we’d miss amazing films like Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Her, Spike Jonze could have a great career in late night. Earlier this week, the director helmed directed a surreal new opening to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, which you should watch here.
Gotham begins as Agent Carter ends! The Muppets and Shannara Chronicles close out their seasons with uncertain fates, but Frank Oz returns to voice a CG Yoda on Rebels! It’s a stark time for puppets, but hey, Last Man On Earth is back! And Madchen “Dream Lover” Amick makes a villainous turn on Second Chance! It’s all…
Plus this week’s TV episodes feature the smackdowns we’ve been waiting for: The Flash vs Killer Frost, Supergirl vs. the Black Mercy, and Freddy Kruger vs St. Valentine himself! It’s all on This Week’s TV!
Clancy Brown talks smack about Tolkien Orcs for Warcraft. Chris Pratt teases the secret weapon of the next Guardians of the Galaxy. The new showrunner of The Muppets discusses how she plans to turn the series around. Plus a new clip from Arrow, more Deadpool promos, and new Lucifer pictures. Spoilers Now!
River Song returns in a new Doctor Who Christmas Special! There are 96 hours of Godzilla on El Rey! Lucy Lawless finally returns to Ash vs. Evil Dead! Happy Holidays, it’s This Week’s TV!
The original Muppet Show has long since left the airwaves, but with this Muppets-themed cuckoo clock hanging on your wall you can relive the series with a sound and light show at the top of every hour.
Break out your Kermit flail gifs, everyone, because we’re not only getting Muppet action figures—they look pretty damn fabulous, too.