New Trailer: ‘Muppets Most Wanted' - April 10
First Look: Lady Gaga and The Muppets’ New Thanksgiving Special | Bleeding Cool
"Trailer": The Muppets’ Gravity | NextMovie
Yes yes yes. Do it.
Disney Theatrical Prods. has quietly initiated early explorations of a live stage show featuring the Muppets, commencing late last month with a short but elaborate presentation directed by Alex Timbers.
The brief showcase, staged May 31 at Disney’s New Amsterdam Theater for a group of DTP staffers and a handful of others connected to the potential project, incorporated a handful of sets and more than 85 Muppets in an experiment intended to reveal whether it would even be feasible to present the Muppets in a live theatrical context, juggling puppetry needs with audience sightlines and all the other physical demands of legit theater.
“It was a test of concept,” said Thomas Schumacher, producer and prexy of Disney Theatrical. With the focus on the tech requirements of such an endeavor, a short selection of pre-existing Muppet material was performed. (Yes, Kermit sang “Rainbow Connection.”)
Fun fact: In the 70s, Jim Henson wanted to do a theatrical show called ‘The Muppets at Lincoln Center.’ It was accepted but never produced.
The Museum of the Moving Image said on Tuesday that it will create a gallery devoted to the work of Henson, the puppeteer and artist who died in 1990, following the donation of nearly 400 puppets, costumes and other props and objects from Henson’s family.
The Museum of the Moving Image, in Astoria, Queens, which previously featured the exhibition “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World,” said in a news release that its 2,200-square-foot gallery for Henson’s work was expected to open in winter 2014-2015.
Among the works donated to the museum by the Henson family are artifacts from film and TV projects like “The Muppet Show,” “Sesame Street,” “Fraggle Rock” and “The Dark Crystal,” and about 200 puppets including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Elmo, Ernie, Bert, Count von Count, Gobo Fraggle, the Swedish Chef, and Statler and Waldorf.
"Disney’s “The Muppets …Again!” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon."
Zach went inside the new book with author and Henson archivist Karen Falk. Hooray!!!
Cee Lo feat. The Muppets | All I Need Is Love
First Listen: Cee Lo Green and The Muppets - “All I Need Is Love”
Off Cee Lo’s upcoming Christmas album. The track uses “Mahna Mahna” in its hook. Listen through the very end.
8+ Minute Blooper Reel From ‘The Muppets’ | BuzzFeed
The Muppets Take on The Hunger Games in New Parody Trailer | ComingSoon
And you thought you had seen the last Muppets parody trailer.
On today’s Fresh Air, songwriter Bret McKenzie talks about writing the songs for the new Muppet movie: “They take it very seriously, and sometimes in the studio, they kind of ‘Method’ Muppets, where in between takes, they stay in character. So I’m in the studio, we do a take and then we’re like, ‘Can you do it again? Just a little more energy?’ and then they talk back to you as Fozzie the Bear. So it’s like I’m having a conversation with the Muppet in there. Pretty strange, very surreal job.”
This is going to be a good one.