Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Muppets movie without Muppets?

The newest addition in the string of awesome Muppets trailers shows us how a Muppets movie without Muppets would look like. It's safe to say that this idea at the very least would make for a unique movie. Enjoy:

Click here to watch it on Youtube

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Muppeteer John Henson passes away

Last friday Muppeteer and son of Jim Henson has passed away due to a sudden heart attack. The Henson company announced the death on their Facebook today.

As a Muppeteer John was perhaps best known for performing the part of Sweetums form the late eighties through 2005, taking over the role from Richard Hunt. John's Sweetums was seen in productions such as MuppetVision 3D, The Muppets Wizard of Oz and Muppets from Space, amongst other productions.

The Henson company released the following statement:

"It is with great sadness that we confirm that John Henson, son of Jim and Jane Henson and brother to Lisa, Cheryl, Brian and Heather, died at age 48 of a sudden massive heart attack on Friday, February 14, while at home with his daughter. John served as a shareholder and board member of The Jim Henson Company. He leaves two daughters, Katrina (15) and Sydney (10) and his wife Gyongyi. A private service is being planned."

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Muppets join Jimmy Fallon to perform "The Weight"

With Jimmy Fallon heading to the Late Show the last epsiode of Late nightwith Jimmy  Fallon show needed something special to go out with. Things always get more special when you add Muppets and great music so the Muppets joined Jimmy Fallon to perform the 1968 smash hit "the Weight" by The Band for the so called "last waltz" of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Thankfully, the show's Youtube channel is very quick with uploading segments from the show so we can all watch it as much as we want now:

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New Muppets Most Wanted TV Spot released

With the release of the movie coming closer everyday (March 21st for all you US readers and April for just about the rest of the world) more and more Muppet marketing is released upon the world. This time we have a new 30-second TV spot. Enjoy:

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Muppets Super bowl commercial now online

Advertising and the Muppets have a long history together. Rowlf, arguably the first Muppet character to get the spotlight debuted in a series of Purina dog food commercials.

The Jimmy Dean Show soon followed and slowly but surely the Muppet characters gained more traction in the entertainment world.

Times have changed since then but The Muppets' brand can still be just as effective in advertising as then. Case in point is the new Toyota Super Bowl ad starring the Muppets and Terry Crews. It will of course air during the Super Bowl but luckily Toyota has also put it online on YouTube. Enjoy:

Monday, January 13, 2014

Muppets Most Wanted 'outrage' trailer released

Remember how The Muppets 2011 had those funny, original trailers? It seems like the advertising for  its sequel are heading the same way.

Recently, Muppets Studio released a new trailer which documents the outrage surrounding the new movie but it's a kind of outrage you would not expect. Enjoy:

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Muppets Most Wanted trailer released

Disney has posted the full trailer for Muppets Most Wanted on Youtube today. The sequel to 2011's The Muppets  won't be in theatres for a while but it looks like it will be worth the wait.

MMW will be a direct sequel to The Muppets and features the gang going on a global tour. Trouble is lurking however when they get tangled up in a crime caper courtosy of the World's Number One Criminal, Constantine who looks exactly like Kermit.

While it will still be a while before we can watch the movie in theatres (a March 20th release for the United States will probably mean a May/June release for Europe) we can at least be comforted by the thought that it looks like the Muppets Studio put a lot of effort in it instead of cashing in on the franchise revival and releasing yearly sequels.