Monday, May 2, 2016

Fall Out Boy & Animal Drum Off at the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards!

The Radio Disney Music Awards aired last night on the Disney Channel and Animal showed up to have a drum battle with Fall Out Boy's Andy Hurley!

Check out their brief showdown below:

Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History Book Coming this Fall!

To help celebrate Labyrinth's 30th Anniversary Insight Editions will release Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History a 160 page hardcover book! 

Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History is the definitive thirtieth-anniversary exploration of the beloved Jim Henson classic, featuring rare artwork, interviews, and on-set photos.  
Three decades after its release, Labyrinth, starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie, continues to enthrall audiences with its winning mixture of fairy tale whimsy, fantastical creatures, and unforgettable music. Filled with a wealth of rare and unseen behind-the-scenes imagery, Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History explores the creation of the film as seen through the eyes of the artists, costume designers, and creature creators who gave the beloved fantasy classic its distinctive look. 
Featuring in-depth interviews with the talented crew and cast, this deluxe book brings together a wealth of rare sketches and concept art with numerous insert items, such as story notes from Jim Henson, sketches from character designer Brian Froud, and many more treats for fans of the film. With stunning visuals and unparalleled insight into the creation of a true modern classic, Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History is the perfect companion piece to one of the best-loved fantasy films of all time.
The coffee table book is written by husband and wife authors Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann and will hit book shelves October 18th!

Check out these sample pages: 

It's available now for pre-order from Amazon!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Muppet Match-Up #3 Results!

The results of our third Muppet Match-Up are in, and it seems that Brooke couldn't shield herself from the pigs in a blackout!

This was a fairly close match, but that makes three consistent wins for ABC's The Muppets and zero forThe Muppet Show. Stay tuned to see who our next competitors will be. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Jamie Foxx May Star In ‘The Happytime Murders’!

Way back in July in was announced that the Jim Henson Company's long gestating project The Happytime Murders was finally being put in active development at STX Entertainment.

Now word is getting out that Jamie Foxx is in early negotiations to star in the R-rated film to be directed by Brian Henson.

From Deadline, "The story follows puppet stars of an iconic TV show The Happytime Gang who are some of the biggest celebrities around. Off-camera, however, the family-friendly cast leads the kinds of lives that would make a tabloid writer blush. When the Happytime Gang stars begin to be mysteriously murdered, two mismatched detectives – one a type-A, take-no-prisoners human with a secret and the other a crass, hard-drinking puppet with a connection to one of the victims – must put aside their differences to stop the killings and catch the culprit, all the while trying to resist the temptation to murder each other.
If he takes the role, Foxx would play LAPD Detective Edwards, the clean cut LAPD cop who must re-team with his former partner Phil, a drinker and philanderer." 

According to the A.V. Club, "The film is being pitched as a gritter, less family friendly turn for The Jim Henson Company, with one of the original screenwriters saying back in 2009 that Henson had told him to include “all the puppet sex, violence, and cursing you can put in there” in his script. And while that script has since been rewritten by Red writing team Jon and Erich Hoeber, it still sounds like Henson is aiming to wrack up a pretty heavy “bodily fluid removal” cleaning bill for his debauched puppet protagonists."

Sesame Street Wins Webbys!

Sesame Street won a couple more Webby Awards!

Their website game A Play Date with The Muppets from Sesame Street won in the Youth Website category and their mobile app Sesame Street Makes Music won a People’s Voice Award for best Mobile sites & Apps for Family & Kids!

The 20th Annual Webby Awards will be available to watch on YouTube May 17th.

Throw-back Thursday: Labyrinth Blankets!

Here's a new twist on Throwback Thursday. Two new Labyrinth "throw" blankets are coming soon from Entertainment Earth. 

Both are available for pre-order in small or large and cost $49.99 and $89.99 respectively.

Amazon also has the images above available as fleese blankets.

Labyrinth Movie Poster Fleece Throw Blanket:

Labyrinth 1986 Family Fantasy Adventure Fleece Blanket:
And what pairs well with Labyrinth blankets? 

Why, a Labyrinth pillow of course!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

SciFiNow Profiles The Storyteller!

On newsstands now is the latest issue of the UK magazine SciFiNow. 

Inside you'll find an exclusive interview with Dunken Kenworthy about making The Storyteller.

If you can't find it at your local bookseller, the issue is also available on their website