Friday, September 29, 2017

Muppet Nano Metalfigs!

Jada imprint Metalfigs, has a new line of Disney metal figures. So far only two Muppets, Animal and Kermit are featured in the line.

As you can see below, a t a scale of 1.65” they are VERY tiny. 

From the Meatlfigs Website
"Each posed Nano figure is made of 100% die-cast metal and stands about 1.65" tall and weighs about the same as 5 quarters. Although they might be small, each is finely sculpted and has premium metallic paints to achieve a high-quality appearance and durability, all at a Nano price."

The figures are sold in three varieties; singularly, and in 5 pack and 10 packs with other Disney and Disney-Pixar characters. 

Disney Nano Metalfigs Diecast Figure 5-Pack:

Disney Nano Metalfigs Diecast Figure 10-Pack:

The single Kermit and Animal are a bit harder to find, as they sold out on Amazon. 

However, you can currently find the each version using the links above and at some Walmart locations.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Cookie Monster: "Joy of Cookies" Coming Soon!

It looks like Cookie Monster will have his hands full with something other then cookies...a keyboard!

EW broke the news that Cookies Monster is working on an advice book titled "The Joy of Cookies."

According to EW, "the book will parody famous mantras (“Make Cookies, Not War”) and be full of puns."

You can check out a few sample pages below.

It looks like the book will even come pre-bitten by Cookie Monster himself!

We'll all find out just how digestible The Joy of Cookies is when it's released on April 3, 2018.

You can pre-order your copy now from Amazon using the link above. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Muppet Thought of the Week ft. Uncle Deadly!

The Muppets are back with another "Muppet Thought of the Week."  

This week Uncle Deadly pulls double duty as both host a guest!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

First Look At Power of the Dark Crystal #7!

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

This issue was once again written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Simon Spurrier with art by Kelly and Nichole Matthews.
As Thurma and Kensho continue on their journey together, Jen is in hot pursuit, rediscovering the world he’s ruled and neglected.

The Power of the Dark Crystal #7 is available tomorrow at comic stores and through Amazon.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Adorkable Rachel Interviews Mike Quinn!

Our good friend Rachel is back with another "Muppet Monday."

This week she has a supersized video interview with longtime Henson and Star Wars puppeteer, Mike Quinn!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Full Body Animal Pajamas!

Well, here's something you don't see everyday. A full body pajama (including head/hoodie) of our favorite drummer, Animal.

The pj's feature Animal's pointed collar, arm bands, ripped jeans, and an Electric Mayhem Shirt - (where can we can one like that!)

I'm not sure how comfortable it is as pajamas with the hoodie, but could double as a Halloween costume as well.

You can find it now at your local Target store and online. 

Sesame Street Wins Primetime Emmy!

The prime time Emmy awards aired Sunday, but you wouldn't know Sesame Street won a statuette by watching it.

That's because Outstanding Children's Program, the category they were nominated in, is part of the Creative Arts Emmy awards ceremony that takes place a week before the live prime time celebrity filled special. 

Sesame latest addition to it's massive trophy case is for it's latest holiday special Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas.
They beat out Girl Meets World, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 90th anniversary special, School of Rock, and Star Wars: Rebels. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fan Spotlight: Sebastiano Ricci's Muppet Memes!

We've all seen teh Kermit  "But, that's none of my business" meme that's been circulating online for the last few years. 

The newest trend is to take characters and pair them with other things to make them rhyme as a spoof of popular book and creepy toy "Elf on The Shelf."

Sebastiano Ricci created the following batch that were too good not too share. See if you can figure them all out!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Muppet Thought of the Week ft. Scooter!

After taking a week off (presumably to recover from their Hollywood Bowl hangovers) The Muppets are back with another Muppet Thought of the Week

This week Scooter shares a lesson from his mom:

The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History Now Available!

The long awaited The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual hits books store shelves today. 

Caseen Gaines' in depth chronicle of the  making of The Dark Crystal features an introduction by Brian and Wendy Froud and a foreword by Cheryl Henson. 

Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History is the definitive collection of rare artwork, interviews, and on-set photos from the beloved Jim Henson fantasy classic.
A true masterpiece brought to life by the ingenious puppetry and peerless storytelling of Jim Henson, Dark Crystal is revered by an entire generation of fans. For the first time, this deluxe and highly comprehensive book tells the complete story of this deeply personal Henson project, highlighting the unique creative journey and groundbreaking techniques that brought the film to the screen. Drawing from unseen archive interviews with Jim Henson and new interviews with the film’s behind-the-scenes creative team, Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History leaves no stone unturned in chronicling the entire production, from the initial concept based on themes close to Henson’s heart to the ingenious conceptual design, puppet construction, and logistics of the shoot itself. The book also delves into the wider world of Dark Crystal, exploring the creation of comics, novels, and other official projects inspired by the film. 
This deluxe coffee-table book contains an in-depth look at the day-to-day production of the film and showcases a huge range of incredible visuals, including candid set photography, previously unseen concept art, storyboards, production notes, and more. The book also features a plethora of amazing removable items, such as script pages, notes and sketches from Henson, and other unique treasures. Definitive, enthralling, and revelatory, Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History is the last word on an enduring modern classic and the book that fans of the film have been waiting for.


Caseen Gaines will be joined by Cheryl Henson tomorrow evening at Barnes & Noble Tribeca to talk everything Dark Crystal, Henson, and Muppets and sign copies of the book. 

Want a signed copy of your very own, but can't make it to New York? Caseen was gracious enough to have a few copies signed by Cheryl Henson and himself available through his facebook page.  

Otherwise, the book is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and at a book store near you. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

RIP Harry Dean Stanton (1926 - 2017)

Earlier this year we lost The Storyteller himself, John Hurt and now comes word that we lost
Harry Dean Stanton who not only played major roles in Alien and HBO's "Big Love" but he played
 creature shop guru Chancey Bellow in The Jim Henson Hour's "Monster Maker."

You can watch the entire special below:

Harry Dean Stanton was 91.

Joel McHale Joins Happytime Murders!

Joel McHale, who led the cast of NBC's cult comedy Community, and hosted E!'s Talk Soup (later renamed The Soup), is the latest star to join the Henson Company's puppet noir film. 

McHale joins previously announced stars Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, and Elizabeth Banks

This isn't the first time McHale has worked with the Muppet performers. He appeared on season 42 of Sesame Street explaining the word "prickly, Statler and Waldorf made an appearance on The Soup to promote the video release of The Muppets, and McHale shared the screen with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy in a 2015 Audi commercial.

McHale is playing a stern FBI agent who is working on the case.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Elizabeth Banks Joins 'Happytime Murders'!

Elizabeth Banks has joined the cast of The Happytime Murders!

The Hunger Games and star posted this photo to her facebook page yesterday ahead of the official announcement:

Banks joins the above pictured Melissa McCarthy and the recently announced Maya Rudolph on the puppet-noir comedy. 

The Hollywood Reporter revealed new details about the characters they would be portraying as well as which longertime Muppet performer will be leading the nonhuman cast:
In the pic, McCarthy portrays lead detective Connie Edwards opposite longtime Henson puppeteer Bill Barretta, who performs as Phil Phillips, the puppet detective. Banks plays Jenny, a burlesque dancer, and Rudolph plays Bubbles, Phil’s secretary.
Banks is no stranger to working with the Muppets. She appeared both in the pilot presentation and the 1st episode of ABC's short lived the muppets, and will be seen in an upcoming segment on Sesame Street

I got to briefly talk to Happy Time's director, Brian Henson at The Muppets Hollywood Bowl show who said after the first week of filming that the film was "Hilarious."

We'll see if that's the case when The Happytime Murders is released August 17, 2018.