Thursday, July 31, 2014

Throwback Thursday: The Muppets Take Manhattan comic book adaptation!


Believe it or not, on July 13th The Muppets Take Manhattan turned 30 years old! To help promote the film Marvel produced "Marvel Super Special #32a 68 page comic adaptation of the film.


It was later released as a 3-issue mini series that ran from November 1984 - December 1985.



This comic was great way to relieve the events of the film while waiting for the home video release, which at that time was around 6 months or more for just the initial  rental market. 

The adaptation was based off the original script and featured scenes and dialogue not included in the final film. 

Here are a few pages from the first issue:




Thanks to blogger Dean Yeagle, you can read the entire first issue right here on his flickr page, classic ads and all!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: 2015 Hallmark Preview (part 3)

Not satisfied with the upcoming Hallmark items previewed in parts 1 and 2?
Well, welcome to part 3!


Among the more "inspirational" offerings Hallmark has in store are these plaques featuring quotes from The Muppet Movie,




silhouettes that play off uplifting sayings,

a great turn of phrase Kermit clock,


and an Animal shaped cupcake that plays his version of "The Birthday Song."



And that's not all! Stay tuned to see more great stuff coming to a Hallmark Store near you in 2015!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie coming to Blu-ray!

"It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie" is coming Blu-ray + DIGITAL HD + UltraViolet on October 7!



Special Features include:

  • Digital Copy of It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
       (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes


  • Presumably these are the same deleted scenes and outtakes that were included on the DVD. Don't get your hopes up thinking you'll  finally get to see the lost scene with Snoop Dog or any other footage that wasn't included before, but you can pre-oder your copy here.

    Thanks to Shane over at Tough Pigs for the heads up!

    EXCLUSIVE: 2015 Hallmark Preview (part 2)

    Continuing with our exclusive sneak peak at Hallmark's upcoming Muppet gift line. 

    In addition to the mugs, picture frames and prints as shown in Part 1, the initial line up will also include...

    CUBEEZ, a new Hallmark line of character themed stack able containers, that will include
    Kermit, Piggy, Gonzo and Animal,





    and "itty bitty"  plush Kermit, Piggy, Animal and Fozzie.



    Beaker and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew will join the 
    CUBEEZ line later in the year.






    Monday, July 28, 2014

    EXCLUSIVE: 2015 Hallmark Preview (part 1)

    Have you gone into a Hallmark store recently, saw all the Disney and Star Wars stuff and wondered why there weren't similar Muppet items?


    Well have no fear, we were lucky enough to get an exclusive sneak peak at Hallmark's upcoming Muppet gift line and it's a doozy!  
    Beginning in January, Hallmark stores will have a myriad of gift items available.

    The initial offerings include this Kermit picture frame with "The lovers, the dreamers, & me" inscribed in the matte.


    An 11x14 print featuring more Rainbow Connection lyrics.


    And two coffee mugs featuring Miss Piggy and Animal.

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    More Muppet "Be More Tea" Videos!

    The Muppets have two new videos for Lipton's Be more Tea campaign.

    In the first Miss Piggy, Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzie, Rowlf, and Animal enjoy a "tea"riffic 
    alfresco dinner.


    The second is interactive, in that you can add your own pictures and messages to Kermit's "Be More Tea" tune. 


    Thanks our friend at ToughPigs for finding the videos. 

    2014 Hallmark Muppet Ornament: Gonzo - Now Available!

    As we first reported in April, the Muppet that would be featured as this year's Hallmark Muppet ornament is Gonzo. 



    Well our favorite blue daredevil went on sale July 12, as part of Hallmark's first wave of 2014 ornaments. Click here to find a Hallmark store near you and to listen to Dave Goelz's newly recorded exclusive audio - made just for the ornament.