Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Year In Review!

With 2014 nearly over we take a look back a some of the memorable events and products from the year. Back by popular demand this year is our year in review collage. To make up for not having one last year, this year's collage has been "Unnecessarily Extended"! 

Be sure to click on the image to enlarge it, then see if you can spot all the references, tributes, and ToughPig! 



While you're scouring the image above, take a look at some of the best appearances and videos from the past year:



























And with one last video that's gonna do it for 2014. Be sure to watch Miss Piggy on NBC's “A Toast to 2014!” tonight at 8pm. Have a safe and happy new year, everyone!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

RIP Christine Cavanaugh (voice of Babe)

We're sad to learn of the passing of voice actress Christine Cavanaugh. 



In addition to voicing characters from shows including Rugrats, The Critic, Darkwing Duck, and Dexter's Laboratory, Cavanaugh was also voice of the pig Babe.



Monday, December 29, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Disney Parks: Coffee Mugs Part 2!

Beaker and Bunsen got their own "Nerds Are Awesome" mug...

 that reveals illustrations of Bunsen and Beaker when hot water is added:






Monday, December 22, 2014

RIP Billie Whitelaw (Voice of Aughra)


English actress Billie Whitelaw, who provided the voice of The Dark Crystal's Aughra, has died at the age of 82. She starred in numerous productions throughout her career including Mr. ArkadinThe Omen, and Hot Fuzz.

Disney Parks: Coffee Mugs Part 1!

Like most sites, besides a few other posts, we'll be mostly "mugging" it for the rest of the year. Of course, when I say "mugging" it, I mean coffee mugs!
Disney parks released a few mugs this year, the first is a simple Kermit Eyes on green mug.

 With Kermit's signature on the back.


Friday, December 19, 2014

Colbert Report signs off with Big Bird, Cookie Monster (any some other non-Muppets)!

Stephen Colbert retired his Daily Show and Colbert Report character last night, but not before enlisting Big Bird, Cookie Monster and too many other celebrities to even name in a rousing rendition of "We'll Meet Again."



Happy Birthday Heather Henson!

Be sure to check out her great work with IBEX puppetry!


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Kermit signs "It Feels Like Christmas"!

Kermit posted a brand new video of him signing "It Feels Like Christmas" from The Muppet Christmas Carol and it's awesome!



Check it out below:

Michael Buble and Miss Piggy's Christmas Duet!

Miss Piggy was featured on Michael Buble's Christmas special last night. 



If you missed it here's a preview:





And you can see the entire special (skip to the 28 minute mark for the pig) here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches Issue 4

The final issue of Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches (Issue 4) in now available through Amazon and your favorite local comic shop!


Here's a preview of the first five pages:



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy Hanukkah!


Pigs.... In ....Spaaaace Coaster!

Where do astronauts put their drinks? On a space coaster! Possibly even a "great space coaster" if they really liked it. 

Our favorite space swine have their very own place to put their drinks with this
Pigs In Space! coaster.

It ships free in the UK, though hopefully not through the Zabar* galaxy first!

*Skip to 6:43.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Muppet Classroom Decorations - Part 2

Once inside the classroom the fun continues with not one, but two sets of Paper Magic bulletin board decorations.

The first set, "Our Class has Character", features the Muppets and adjectives that students and teachers can arrange to describe how they feel about the class. 



The second set, entitled "Moving Along Together", contains 27 pieces including 10 characters with arrows, 12 road signs, 1 "Follow Directions" sign and 1 "Moving Along Together" sign.

The set is used to teach future cartographers directions and what the symbols mean on google maps.  


Both are available through Amazon and the links above. 

Click here for parts 1 and 3

Friday, December 12, 2014

Fraggle Rock: "Journey to the Everspring" Issue 3!

Check out a preview of the first few pages of Fraggle Rock: "Journey to the Everspring" Issue 3.







The book is available now at comic shops everywhere and Amazon!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

MakerBot Releases More 3D Printable Sesame Figures!

MakerBot released the next wave of their 3D printable Sesame figures. 


Series 3 consists of Elmo, Bert, Ernie, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Each has an optional holiday accessory that can be removed when the holiday season is over. 

Walk like an Egyptian Bert with his wrapped pink soap dish:


 Big Bird waving a wreath:


Santa hat Elmo


Break dancing Ernie with a wrapped cigar box:

 (This one shows just how ready for the next Step-Up or Breakin' squeal Ernie is)

Bah Humbug! Oscar:



 I really like the how this one shows the cool  squash and stretch distortion of the figure. 


You can read more about them on MakerBot's Blog and download your own from their site.
Don't have a 3D printer? You can also go to one of their 3 retails stores!