Friday, March 27, 2015

Animal Ceramic Planter-UK

We showed off the new Beaker planter last week and today we'll look at another planter in the line - Animal.  

It's a very simplistic take on the character and doesn't really convey the character. Maybe some stray hairs sticking over his mouth and over the top edge would have helped. Without that he looks too round and contained and we all know Animal is neither.

It actually get's worse when a plant is added to create his "hair." I don't know about you, but the photo on the package above makes him look like a tomato!

This could lead to a whole new line of interesting food shaped Muppet products! But untill then, y
ou can order you "Tomato Animal" from Amazon UK.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

News: Jim Henson Co., Cyber Studios Partner up on Two Toon Series

In the run-up to Mip TV, L.A.-based Jim Henson Co. has teamed up with France’s
Cyber Group Studios to co-finance and co-produce two toon series, “Enchanted Sisters”
and “Boubouh!”
A fantasy-filled comedy-adventure series based on the eponymous book, “Jim Henson’s Enchanted Sisters” (whose book cover is pictured above) follows four siblings who come together every three months to join their Mother Nature in a ceremony that changes the seasons. “Enchanted Sisters” will be penned by “Anna’s Icy Adventure”‘s author Elise
Allen, who previously wrote episodes of “Sid the Science Kid” and “Dinosaur Train.”
Head over to Variety for the full story and to find out what "Boubouh!" is.

Throwback Thursday: Great-great-great-great Grandmother Bunny puppet!

HBO aired The Tale of The Bunny Picnic for the first time on this day in 1986. The special introduced us to a whole new wold of Muppet bunnies, most notably Bean, who would go on to be featured n many productions and movies through the 80's and 90's. 

Applause released a set of puppets to coincide with the special. The set featured many of Bean's family including his dad, sister, and his great-great-great-great Grandmother Bunny.

Here's a closeup of the tag, 

and a little info on how Great Grandmother likes to spend her time.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Animal plush and blanket combo!

A version of this plush was released a few years ago, but recently Walmart had an assortment of character and throw combo's for sale. 

Here's the concept art as seen on the box:

 And a look at the many other brands in the line.

If you can't find it at your local Walmart, you can get it from Amazon here.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Beaker Planter (UK)!

A series of ceramic Muppet planters featuring Animal, Kermit and Beaker are available in the UK.

Beaker's design works surprisingly well. 

Much like a chia pet, the plant's foliage creates the hair. A plant with tall straight stems and branches would work best, but seeing Beaker with a curly afro is fun too.

The hair raising fun is endless. Just imagine Beaker with drooping hair or "San Francisco Beaker" with a flower in there!

Available from Amazon UK

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Labyrinth "Underground" Music video!

To help promote both Labyrinth and it's soundtrack, David Bowie released singles for "Magic Dance" and "Underground" in 1986.

 The "Underground" 12" vinyl single included 3 different versions of the song.
  • Underground (Extended Dance Version)
  • Underground (Dub Mix)
  • Underground (Instrumental Version)
 There was also a music video produced featuring cameos by many Labyrinth favorites:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Center for Puppetry Arts Steve Whitmire Memorabilia Batch 3!

The next batch of Steve Whitmire's memorabilia is now up for auction! 

This batch includes many Muppet and Sesame items from the 90's and a few Muppet and Fraggle items from the 80's.

Remember, all proceeds support the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, and their efforts to build a Jim Henson wing! 

Be sure to check out all the great stuff here.

This wave ends Friday so act quick!