All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Muppets’

Jim Henson’s Son Dies Of Heart Attack At Age 48

John Henson died at his home in Saugerties, New York on Friday. According to his sister Cheryl Henson, he died of a sudden heart attack after building an igloo with his daughter. Henson was 48. John Henson was the fourth child of the late Muppets creator, Jim Henson and Jane Nabel Henson. He appeared in Sesame Street and Numerosity during …

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2014 Toyota Highlander Super Bowl Debut with Muppets

Toyota and its Highlander SUV are not going out without a fight. Recently changing its exterior from bland to now decidedly ugly as well as upgrading its innards, Toyota wishes to further push its Highlander to greater heights by getting it into the high-priced Super Bowl ad game. The 2014 Super Bowl ratings will likely not be as high as …

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Lady Gaga and The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular: Flop

The much-talked about Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular finally aired and well, it flopped. According to TV by the Numbers, the Thanksgiving special garnered a paltry 0.9 viewer rating with adults 18-49. This means that a large number of U.S. viewers did not tune in and comments such as these from those who did: didn’t help at all. …

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Muppets Most Wanted Trailer Includes Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey

The Muppets was a success back in the fall of 2011, winning critical praise and an Oscar for its music. It was a return to form for the Muppets, who had not been in a theatrical movie since 1999’s Muppets From Space. Disney is now looking to press on with that success, and a sequel to The Muppets is coming …

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Jane Henson Dies; Muppeteer Was 78

Jane Henson, wife of Muppets creator Jim Henson, has died. She was 78. According to The Jim Henson Company, Henson died at her Connecticut home yesterday after a prolonged battle with cancer. The company has set up a tribute page featuring photos from her life and audio from an address she made to The Jim Henson company made last year. …

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Cookie Monster Uses Google Play To Get In Shape

Google, per its mission statement, wants to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible. The company also would like you to reinvent yourself by using its numerous products. For New Year’s, Google posted to its official blog, a list of ways to use Google products to eat better, get fiscally fit, travel more, and learn something new. I …

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Muppets Dump Chick-Fil-A in Support of Gay Marriage

Muppets dump Chick-Fil-A in support of gay marriage? Apparently that’s the case. The Henson Company once supplied the controversial chicken slinging restaurant with toys for their children’s meals, items which featured numerous characters created by the late, great Jim Henson. However, following Dan Cathy’s admission that he only believes in marriage from a biblical perspective, the Muppets are apparently taking …

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New Sesame Street Movie: 20th Century Fox Acquires Rights

A new Sesame Street movie is currently in the works, according to the folks over at the Hollywood Reporter. 20th Century Fox recently secured motion picture rights to the property, and have tapped Shawn “Real Steel” Levy’s 21 Laps to produce alongside Michael Aguilar, Mark Gordon and Film 360’s Guymon Casady. Even though I’m well into my 30’s and have …

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Artist’s Rendition of Muppet Fairy Tales

Artist David Patterson created this brilliant concept artwork for muppet versions of the classic fairy tales: King Arthur, Peter Pan, Robin Hood and Snow White. Any of these would make an amazing animated feature. King Arthur (image) (image) (image) Peter Pan (image) (image) (image) Robin Hood (image) (image) (image) (image) Snow White (image) (image) (image) David Peterson is the creator …

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