Tuesday, April 15, 2014

You Can Get the Digital Downloads You What!

As we first reported last month, Disney released Christophe Beck's score for Muppet Most Wanted today.  It looks like it's currently only available as a digital download, which you get from Amazon here.

Disney also decided to release Bret McKenzie's version of "I'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu)" as a single which you can download here. (Note: It's the same as his demo version on the soundtrack.)

Tax Day Freebie Most Wanted Activities Sheets!

Each year on Tax Day many companies give away a little something to help ease the pain and celebrate the end of tax season.  Today we're following suit by giving away free Muppet stuff!

In our search for other items, we noticed a few family blogs around the web were given access to Muppets Most Wanted activity sheets. Some blogs had one or two, while others had a bunch. None though, seemed to have them all! So we scoured  the web to collect as many of these activity sheets as we could and posted them all in one place. 

Click the link below each image for the full size PDF and have fun!

Oh, if you happen to find others, let us know and we'll be sure to add them as well!

Monday, April 14, 2014

How to Pay For Muppet Stuff - Part 1- Sesame Debit Cards!

Can you tell me how to pay, how to pay for all this Muppet stuff???

That's a question I get asked a lot. Leave it to the folks a Sesame Workshop and Card.com to answer your questions, with Sesame Street themed debit cards!!
The photo above shows a mere pittance of the available designs, styles, and characters to choose from. There are currently over 50(!!) designs to choose from that, not including group shots, feature 4 Grovers, 4 Super Grovers (5 if you count Super Grover 2.0) , 2 Sherlock Hemlocks, The Yip Yip Martians, Guy Smiley, Bruno, and even Betty Lou!! 

 You can see all the available options here.

Which id your favorite, and who were you most surprised to see?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Most Wanted Popcorn Buckets!

Friday is typically the start of the weekend, weekends mean movies and what's a movie without popcorn! So today we'll take an extended look at the Muppets recent relationship with the staple movie snack.

Back in 2011, the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood offered a Muppet themed popcorn bucket with VIP admission to The Muppets. With this year's release of Muppet Most Wanted not only does the El Capitan have a new popcorn bucket, but other theater chains 
around the world are getting in on all the hot buttery action.
As a refresher, here's The Muppets 2011 El Capitan popcorn bucket that features Beaker, Animal, Kermit and Miss Piggy. 
The new El Capitan Muppets Most Wanted bucket, has Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Beaker, in boxes and substitutes Fozzie for Animal. 

 Certain theaters carried this popcorn bucket prior to the release of  Muppets Most Wanted.

Mexican theater chain Cinepolis, offered not one, but two different popcorn buckets. The first features Kermit,  Miss Piggy, Foo-Foo, Gonzo, Fozzie and Walter.

While the second features one big wrap around cast photo.

You might have noticed that Walter was added, and that the film's official Mexican title is Muppets 2: Los Mas Buscados, which translates into Muppets 2: Most Wanted. That really isn't much different from the English version, but it still looks cool.

Not all popcorn buckets are movie theater exclusives, European popcorn maker Jimmyswill soon be offering it's tasty kernels in this bucket below. 

And not all popcorn containers are buckets, as evidenced by this Muppets Most Wanted popcorn bag! 

Popcorn even makes a surprise appearance in this new ad for Lufthansa airlines:

No post about popcorn would be complete without the Swedish Chef''s take on 
Gershon Kingsley's "Popcorn." Enjoy!

Which bucket would you prefer to eat out of? Let us know in the comment section, and 
if you spot any other popcorn containers let us know and we'll add them to the post.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Novelization and More Coming Soon!

A few months ago, Archaia announced plans to release illustrated novelizations of Jim Henson's fantasy collection. On April 22  "Jim Henson's Labyrinth: The Novelization", the first in the series will be be released. The 288 page hardcover book is written by A.C.H.

Smith with illustrations from Brian Froud himself!

You can Pre-oder your copy from Amazon.

Future installments include:
Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: The Novelization on June 10th

and Jim Henson's The Storyteller: The Novelization August 12th

More April Fools!

While Constantine had control of our site, the Muppets had their own April Fool's Day fun for The Perfume Shop. Check out all the great parody commercials below. 

If you recall both Miss Piggy and Kermit did release perfumes in the nineties. Kermit's "Amphibia" was released in 1995 and Piggy's "Moi" in 1998. 

Thanks to our friends at the Muppet Wiki and Tough Pigs for finding these videos. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wet Seal Muppet Tanks!

Women's apparel store Wet Seal has a new collection of Muppet tank tops featuring 
Miss PiggyKermit, and The Gang.

According to their site, they're having a "Buy one get one for $5" sale. Which mean you can get all three for around $40!