Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fresh off The Boat's "Hideous Kermit Mug"!

Anyone see this week's episode of Fresh of The Boat?


Notice anything familiar on the top shelf?



How about now?


If calling Sigma's Reporter Kermit mug "hideous" wasn't bad enough, the grandmother asks for it purposefully so that her grandson will drop and break it!

A more shocking death then anything you'll see on Game of Thrones death by far. 

The whole episode can be seen here (the scene is at the 12:21 mark). 

Muppets Meet the Classics: The Phantom of the Opera Now Available!

As we first reported back in AprilPenguin Workshop will be releasing a new series of Muppet books under the "Muppets Meet the Classics" banner. The first book in the series, Muppets Meet the Classics: The Phantom of the Opera is now available. 




What do you get when you cross the Muppets and the classics? A monster hit! Join Kermit, Miss Piggy, Uncle Deadly, and the other Muppets as they bring this gripping tale of mystery and suspense to life in their own hilarious way.
This classic tale of love, intrigue, and jealousy at the Paris Opera House, which has thrilled readers, musical lovers, and movie goers for more than a century, has now been reimagined with the cast of the Muppets. Readers will gasp, cry, laugh, and laugh again as Kermit (as Raoul), Miss Piggy (as Christine), Uncle Deadly (as the phantom), and the chickens (as the ballet corps) give a whole new meaning to the word "classic." This imaginative tale is sure to win the hearts of all Muppets fans, as well as fans of literary classics.

You can get your copy today from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other local book stores. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Coming Soon - Irregular Choice Muppet Line!

Fashion designer Irregular Choice announced a new line of Muppet inspired products!

Ladies and Gentlemen! Expect glamorous shoes and fabulous bags featuring the one and only Miss Piggy, whose diva style absolutely radiates across her trés magnifique collection.
You’ll love the world’s most famous frog, Kermit, dancing footloose and fancy free in glitter and sequins.
Feeling fearless!? Join The Great Gonzo as he shoots for the stars across Irregular Choice styles!
And if you want to get LOUD!!!! then make some NOISE with Animal, going wild....wilder...and wildest!
So now let's get it started – it’s (nearly) time to get things started cause this Disney Muppets collection from Irregular Choices is sensational, inspirational...and most definitely Muppetational
#IrregularMuppets
They also posted a few images of their first offerings: Animal high heels and bag!

Unleash your inner out-of-control, rock ‘n’ roll wild girl and make some noise in these wild, Animal flats & Animal bag.
Rocking LOUDLY into stores soon…
Animal heels
Dance to the beat of your own drummer and unleash your inner Animal with these fantastic Animal peep-toe heels. Featuring a furry heel, glittery statement writing on the upper, silver glitter platform, peep toe and a 3D Animal character face on the toe.















Animal Bag

GET LOUD!!!!. Beat your drum with this Animal kick drum shaped handbag. Featuring the world's greatest rock & roll Drummer in all his wild glory! With feathery moustache and hair, 3D nose, eyebrows and teeth, Furry orange side panels and backing with an embroidered ANIMAL! Statement, holographic glitter scalloped edging and a muppets character top panel and matching strap.

  • Marabou feather detail
  • Detachable strap
  • Backpack option
  • Limited edition
  • Approximate dimensions: H23 W11 L22 cm




Both are still listed as coming soon, and no pricing or street date has been announced. We'll keep you posted when you order them though.  

Dancing to "The Rainbow Connection"!

Last night was "Disney Night" on ABC's Dancing With The Stars. The contestants two-stepped to a trove of familiar Disney tunes from Steamboat Willie to the upcoming Coco.
They even overlaid a few of the animated characters into the performances and practice videos which was a nice touch.

The one Disney star actually in attendance was Kermit the frog himself. Kermit made taped appearances throughout the episode, then hopped behind the judges table to watch Drew Scott and Emma Slater waltz to "The Rainbow Connection."



You can see their dance below, which Kermit gave a unofficial "10."



The dance even saved the couple from being eliminated and the song itself was so beautifully reworked its a shame it was so short. Disney should seriously consider releasing a full length version. 

There was much also much more Kermit in this episode then just in this brief video and we'll update this post as more come online.

As a side note, this was Matt Vogel's first prime time appearance as Kermit.Overall it was really good, though I think he Matt could use a bit more enthusiasm in his "yeeeaaaahhss."  

Monday, October 16, 2017

Muppet Thought of the Week ft. Animal!

Animal treats us to a very loud "Muppet Though of the week."




‘When Love Is Gone’ Rerecorded and Re-released!

Meredith Braun, who portrayed Belle in The Muppet Christmas Carol, has an upcoming album titled ‘When Love Is Gone.’

The title, of course, comes from the 
Paul Williams song which she performed in the film.


Meredith recorded the new version the song specifically for the album and is accompanied on the cello by her 13 year old son.

This recording marks the first time 
she has performed the song since the original was recorded for the soundtrack in 1992.



Below you can see her recording the song with Michael Cain and how it appeared in the film.




As you may know, the song was cut from the theatrical release as well as some home video versions. 

‘When Love Is Gone’ will be available to buy from iTunes and Amazon November 10th.
You can find more information on Meredith’s site!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Earth's Best Sesame Street Breakfasts!

Earth's Best has new Sesame Street breakfast options. 




Though not sold online, you can see if your local Target store carries the organic mini pancakes, waffles, and french toast sticks using these links. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Hey Cinderella / Frog Prince VHS Promotion!

With Emmett Otter getting re-re-re-released this week on DVD we thought it would be a good time to look back at a few other Henson specials released on home video.

The year is 1994. VHS is still going strong.

3 years after The Jim Henson Company and Disney made a deal to create Jim Henson Video, they decided to release a few early Henson created specials including The Frog Prince and Hey Cinderella!



This was neither the first time the specials were released on VHS or distributed by Disney, that would be the Muppet Home Video versions released on 1983. But it would be the last the special would be commercially released to date. *Editors note: Yes, Henson company we've noticed.

To promote the release, Disney mailed a paper doll / sticker set to people who signed up for their video mailing list or registered their past VHS purchases.





The fold-out mailer featured a $5 off Hey Cinderella! or The Frog Prince if you also bought any full-length Disney movie as well. 


Once completely opened stickers featuring characters and scenes from The Frog Prince were on one side, while a paper doll of Cinderella was on the other.

You could dress Cinderella in her ball gown, tiara, mask, and of course glass slippers.

Two things though have always bugged me about these releases.

One is that 
Hey Cinderella! is continually referred to as "Hey Cinderella" without the exclamation point. 


As you can see above, the exclamation point is missing on the cover, spine, description, and all throughout the promotional materials. The special's title is Hey Cinderella! so I'm wondering who approved the change? Certainly not a punctuation fan. 

The other is even more infuriating. It's this image of Princess Melora kissing Kermit.

It's used both on the cover and as a sticker in the promotional materials, but when does this happen in the special? Never. It simply does not happen. What actually happens is Melora kisses Robin.

Spoiler Alert: he's the frog prince, not Kermit!

I can understand wanting Kermit to be featured on the cover, but as you can see, he already is:


Instead Robin, the actual frog prince, is needlessly pushed to a small photo on the back. Disney literally photoshopped him out of his big scene!

Was it done to avoid spoiling the ending? Like the mystery of the missing exclamation point, or why Muppet Musicians of Bremen wasn't released at this time as well we may never know.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas 40th Anniversary DVD!

It's hard to believe, but this year marks the 40th anniversary of the perennial Henson classic
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas.


It's also hard to believe that this marks the first time the special has been officially released on DVD with Kermit's scenes intact! 

So far, the only brick and mortar store that seems to have in their store is Barnes & Noble.  Walmart, Target, and Best Buy carry it, but only online. Of course you can also order your copy from Amazon

Monday, October 9, 2017

Muppet Thought of the Week ft. Miss Piggy

Miss Piggy may or may not be ready to give us her "Muppet Thought of The Week."



BlackMilk To Release Labyrinth Clothing Line!

Australian retailer BlackMilk Clothing released a "lookbook" for their upcoming clothing line based on Labyrinth.
As you'll see below, the line will include dresses, tunics, leggings, and even a kimono!






The line is set for retail release via BlackMilk’s website on October 10th at 10 a.m. Australian time. You can sign up for updates on their website.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Jim Henson Company Rebooting Flight of the Navigator!

According to The Hollywood Reported, The Jim Henson Company is developing and producing a reboot of the 80's classic "Flight of the Navigator."


Lucifer show runner Joe Henderson has been hired to write the reboot that Lionsgate will distribute.

The original 1986 movie "was about 12-year-old boy who is abducted by a UFO and reappears eight years later at the exact same age and with no memories of what happened. When NASA officials spot a connection between the boy and a recovered UFO and try to ensnare him, the kid attempts to unravel the intergalactic mystery while trying to reunite with his family."
No release date has been announced yet.