NEWS UPDATE: December 8, 2011
Walter, everyone’s new favorite Muppet fan, has been all over the place giving interviews recently. Two of them really stood out, however, and really showcase the brilliance of Walter as a character and Peter Linz as a performer and ad-libber. First up is this great interview with Walter from The Los Angeles Times, where he discusses Kermit the Frog as a parallel to Tom Hanks, his place with the Muppets, and a lot more. Then we have what is possibly my favorite interview of all time, as Walter talks to CNN’s Geek Out! Blog about his Muppet-geek chic. In the interview, Walter mentions that he is an avid reader of The Muppet Mindset!! (Now you get why it’s my favorite interview.) This is the first time that a Muppet has officially endorsed The Muppet Mindset… and we really could not be happier. Thanks, Walter!
For the first time in years, The Muppets will be appearing at the annual Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade on ABC on the morning of December 25th! An entry on the Disney Parks Blog reveals that Kermit will be there (with a new scarf) and Statler and Waldorf will be heckling the proceedings from a perch above Main Street, U.S.A. We might also be treated to a few other Muppets in attendance, so set your recording devices/alarm clocks/coffee makers to see the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade on December 25th!
The Critic Show Podcast is not a weekly podcast run by Statler and Waldorf. It’s a great podcast run by Scott Murray where every week he talks about movies, TV, and general geekdom. Last week, the show was all about The Muppets! The podcast went 100% Muppety as it welcomed guests Steve Swanson of The MuppetCast, Ryan Dosier of The Muppet Mindset (hey, that’s me!), and Charles Grodin, best known to Muppet fans as Nicky Holiday from The Great Muppet Caper. It’s a lot of fun and a great listen, so if you’ve got the time take a minute to hear some Muppety goodness from some talented people and Ryan Dosier!
Our good friends at Muppet Musings continually provide the Muppet fan world with great Muppet content via their YouTube channel and their blog, and these two interviews with the cast and crew of The Muppets are no exception! For a total of 56 minutes, these interviews will have you laughing and intrigued as Kermit, Miss Piggy, Walter, Jason Segel, Amy Adams, director James Bobin, music supervisor Bret McKenzie, writer Nick Stoller, and producers Joe Liberman and Todd Hoberman talk to the press about their new movie. Kermit and Piggy are in spectacular form here… so if you’ve got an hour to kill, give a listen!
Delta Sky Magazine, the magazine that rests in the pocket of the seat-back of the person in front of you every time you fly with Delta Airlines, has a fantastic article about The Muppets as its cover story for December 2011. Not flying Delta anytime soon? Well, you’re in luck! The fine folks at Sky Magazine have put the entire article online just for you (note: probably not just for you)! It really is a fun, exciting read, so sit in a cramped seat in the middle of two people with half of your luggage at your feet, sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight! Er… article.
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, email@example.com