Thursday, August 31, 2017

Muppet "Stickers" Now Available in the App Store!

Have you looked at your selection of emojis, bitmojis, supermojis and magamojis (those are a things that surely exist, right??) and thought why aren't there Muppet ones?? 

Well, someone in Disney's marketing department thought the same thing and now iOS users (iPhone, iPad, iNext thing Apple makes) can add Muppets to their messages for $1.99!

Here's the whole set:

And how they can look in an iMessage:

Check out this fancy gif Disney put together to promote them:

You can get your set of Muppet stickers at the App store.

Here's Yet ANOTHER New Muppet Thought of The Week!

Here we go again! The Muppets posted yet ANOTHER new "Thought of The Week."

This "weeks" thought may feature Floyd, but Uncle Deadly is totally over it! 

Enjoy The Ride to Release Deluxe Edition Dark Crystal Soundtrack!

Buoyed by the demand for their Record Store Day vinyl reissue of The Dark Crystal soundtrack, Enjoy The Ride Records teased that they are going to release a Deluxe Edition. 

The deluxe version will have completely new cover art (presumably blurred out above), come in a numbered gatefold sleeve, & will be available in "various 180gram deluxe colored vinyl configurations".

Translation: Multiple record colors to drive fans crazy while making them extra cash from completists. 

Enjoy The Ride promises more info is on the way but this deluxe versions will be available for this holiday season. 

Driving in Chrysler's with Sesame Muppets!

The Sesame Street Muppets are back behind the wheel of their Chrysler Pacifica's!

Chrysler released two new videos featuring the Sesame gang this week. (If you missed the first batch you can watch them here.)

In the first video Bert, Ernie, Elmo, and Abby take their Pacifica to the beach:

The second video features Ernie carpooling the gang to school while Grover shows off his ever expanding collection of random letter objects, and the return of Luis!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

ANOTHER New Muppet Thought of The Week!

Yes, you read that correctly The Muppets just posted another new Thought of The week.

As you can see, this one features Janice, though once again Uncle Deadly steals the show...

Walter & Animal in New Muppet Thought of The Week!

Walter and Animal star in a new Muppet Thought of The Week. 

Wait what? Yes, it's the second one this week. Confused? So is Uncle Deadly.

New Dark Crystal Game Coming from River Horse!

River Horse is following up on their Labyrinth board game with one based on The Dark Crystal!

While no official word from Rover Horse has been released yet, Australian online retailer Popcultcha, not only announced the game - but has also said that it's already available for pre-order!

Here is the official description:

Will Jen and Kira manage to find the Shard and heal the Dark Crystal? Only you can decide their fate with this amazing Dark Crystal Board Game based on the classic 1982 film by Jim Henson! 
You'll be lost in the magic of the game, which can be played by up to 3 people on a 2' × 2' game board - lavishly illustrated with inspiring new artwork featuring all the legendary places from the movie, including Aughra’s Observatory, the Valley of the Stones and the Crystal Castle. 
With The Dark Crystal getting its own prequel series on Netflix soon, what better way to celebrate than with the official Dark Crystal Board Game?!
The full game pieces can be seen below.

The game includes:

4 x Highly collectable player tokens featuring figurine renditions of the main characters:
2 x Gelflings - Jen and Kira (with Fizzgig!).
2 x Skeksis - skekSil the Chamberlain and skekUng the Garthim-Master
25 x World cards
9 x Mystic cards
7 x Skeksis cards
15 x Minion cards.

6 x Polyhedral dice (D4, D6, D8, D10, D12, D20).
4 x Character sheets and 4 Special Ability cards.
8 x Cardboard stand-ups and bases: 4 Garthim, 1 Slave Podlings, 1 Gourmand Skeksis and 1 Slave-Master Skeksis
1 x Orrery turn track (top and bottom, with plastic connector)
Over 20 game tokens.

We'll keep you posted as more info becomes available, but you can pre-order it now from 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Dave Alvarez - Muppet Comics!

Muppet comic book artist Dave Alvarez sent over a few samples of his own Muppet Show inspired fan art. 

Be sure to click on each to enlarge them. 

We appreciate Dave sending these. You can see Dave's official Muppet comic work on the Muppet wiki and on his official facebook and deviant art pages. Sadly, he won't be attending New York Comic Con this year.
Want to share YOUR Muppet stuff with us? Please drop us a line via facebook or email

Monday, August 28, 2017

Muppet Thought of The week - Kermit!

The long awaited "Muppet Thought of The Week" featuring Matt Vogel's debut as Kermit is finally here!

After being delayed almost a month, presumably to wait until the media frenzy/ fan fury over Steve Whitmire's firing subsided, today The Muppets released the first "Muppet Thought of The Week" featuring Kermit.

Why they didn't just use videos featuring different characters is a bit of a mystery. Anyway without further ado here's this week's "Muppet Thought of The Week"...

Hmmmm. While it may grow on me, so far it sounds similar to the poor imitation Kermit we got at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009. It's a shame because Matt's nailed all the other characters he inherited. 

As a comparison, let's take a look at Kermit's evolution.

Here is an early appearance of Kermit on Sam & friends (1955):

Kermit as he appeared in the first season of Sesame Street in 1969:

Kermit and Jim Henson on The Dick Cavet Show in 1971 (10:16 mark):

Henson's Kermit in 1979's The Muppet Movie:

Jim Henson performing Kermit for the last time on The Arsenio Hall Show in 1990:

Steve Whitmire's first performance as Kermit later that year in The Muppets Celebarte Jim Henson (5:09 mark):

Whitmire's Kermit in 2011's "The Muppets":

and finally Steve Whitmire's last performance as Kermit at the Vulture fest last May:

and again here's Matt Vogel's debut at Kermit:

So what did you think of Vogel's debut as Kermit

Adorkable Rachel's Top 5 Television Muppet References!

Our good friend Rachel is back with another "Muppet Monday" video. Today, she looks at some of beast references to the Muppets on TV. For the little ones out there, beware she tackles shows like Family Guy and Robot Chicken. But it's all in good fun. Enjoy!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Off The Rack: Love Magazine!

Welcome to a new series we're calling "Off The Rack." There are a ton of magazines out there and you'd be surprised how many mention, praise, feature or put the Muppets on their covers.

To kick off this new periodic 
series (see what I did there), today we take a look at UK fashion magazine LOVE. The magazine features many fashions that you probably won't find on the rack (again, see what I did there) at your local mall. 

A few weeks ago we reported that the new issue of LOVE magazine with the Muppets had hit newsstands (what, did you think I was gonna say magazine rack?). 

Anyway, at the time we didn't know where you could find a copy of the magazine, what exactly to look for, or if if was even worth it, since so many images appeared online.
First off, Barnes and Noble carries the magazine, but not in every store. This means you might have to call around and do some hunting. You're looking for issue 18, with Nicole Kidman, her nipples (more on that later), and no mention of the Muppets, on the cover.

Next, before you pick it up or decide to walk a few miles with it, I hope you've been hitting gym, because it's massive and heavy - it must weight close to 5lbs. Seriously, it' s massive. 

Yes, that sticker is really over one of the models.
Yes, she should call her agent.
Yes, the sticker should probably call theirs too.  

Once you flip past all the ads and non-Muppet related filler, there's a sizable section dedicated to The Muppets.

The section features not just just the images we've seen, like these:

But many more, including some with Blake Lively:


The issue also features Labyrith's Jennifer Connelly, though sadly it's sans Muppets which seems like a missed opportunity to recreate this classic cover: 

Hmmm indeed. 

Prudish types beware (you thought I forgot about the nipples didn't you), this being a UK magazine, there are naked women inside. Not overly sexualized or in Playboy/ Hustler territory, but naked they be.

This isn't the first time the Muppet have appeared with naked/ topless women in a magazine, (I think think that would be 2011's Loaded) but's it's still a bit shocking for American audiences.

A give the editors bonus points for saying the Muppets' photo shoot was done "where there air is sweet" in the table of contents, though it's shame they couldn't come up with a better pun that was actually related to The Muppet Show characters as the shoot was not done on Sesame Street nor features any Sesame characters (save for Kermit). 

Lastly, let's talk price. You hunted it down, you did your workout for the week lifting and carrying it, now you get to the counter and the clerk says that'll be $17.99!

$17.99 for a magazine? Wowza. You'll have to decide once you see it for yourself if it's worth it, but I think it's definitely an interesting addition to the Muppets magazine appearances. 

Love magazine #18 is on magazine racks now at select Barnes and Noble locations and even more crazily priced on Amazon

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Maya Rudolph Joins Happytime Murders!

According to the Hollywood ReporterMaya Rudolph has joined The Happytime Murders. 

As previously reported, 
Rudolph will be joined by her Bridesmaids co-star Melissa McCarthy who is also producing the film via her On the Day Productions along with husband Ben Falcone. 
Brian Henson will be directing as producing alongside Jeffrey Hayes, Lisa Henson and John W. Hyde executive producing 
through the Jim Henson Company’s Henson Alternative banner.
The film is currently set for release on August 17, 2018.

Fozzie Promotes Hollywood Bowl show!

Have you heard, The Muppets are coming to The Hollywood Bowl! 

Fozzie stars in the latest promo for their appearances touting all the family he has coming in from out of town to see the show.

Don’t miss The Muppets Take The Bowl, September 8, 9, and 10 at the Hollywood Bowl in California. Get your tickets now at Hollywood Bowl.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

First Look At Power of the Dark Crystal #6!

The sixth issue of The Power of the Dark Crystal hits comic shops tomorrow.

As with issue #5, there appear to be ONLY two covers.

This issue was written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Simon Spurrier with art by Kelly and Nichole Matthews.
After being separated by the Chamberlin who is in pursuit of the shard, Kensho and Thurma reunite under a common goal.

This marks the half way point of the series. How are you enjoying it so far?

The Power of the Dark Crystal #6 is available tomorrow at comic stores and through Amazon.

Monday, August 21, 2017

RIP Jerry Lewis (1926-2017)

Jerry Lewis, legendary comedian and philanthropist has died.

Variety and various other outlets reported yesterday that Lewis died at the age of 91.

Lewis shot to fame shortly after World War II with a nightclub act that paired him with crooner Dean Martin. 

Lewis was one of those old-fashioned show-business people who are increasingly scarce these days. In addition to his stand up act he wrote, directed and many mnat movies including 1963's "The Nutty Professor."

He also had a long history with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon was founded and hosted by the actor and comedian from its 1966 inception 1966 until 2011.

The Muppets made multiple appearances on the telethon over the years - usually very early in morning (or late at night depending on your perspective).

In 1980, Sesame Street Live walk-arounds of Ernie and Bert appeared, Kermit sang "Bein' Green" in 2001 and Mahna Mahna" in 2002, Johnny Fiama and Sal hosted for a bit in 2003 while Bear left the Big Blue House to sing "It's Great to Be a Bear", "The Any Way You Wanna Conga," and "The Goodbye Song."

In 2005 Johnny Fiama and Sal returned to perform their own rendition of "Bohemian Rhapsody" with Tom Bergeron with occasion appearances from Statler and Waldorf, Rizzo and Pepe hosted for three hours in 2007 which also later featured Bear as well.

Check out some clips from the Muppets on the MDA telethon below: