Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: The La Choy Dragon

Written by Ryan Dosier. THE LA CHOY DRAGON Performed by… Jim Henson (voice) Frank Oz (body) First appearance… La Choy Chow Mein commercial (1965) Most recent appearance… La Choy Chow Mein commercial (1967) (onscreen) The Muppet Show Comic Book: Family Reunion (2010) (in print) Best known role… Enormous dragon spokesman for La Choy Chow Mein Real…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Wilkins & Wontkins

Written by Ryan Dosier. WILKINS & WONTKINS Performed by… Jim Henson (voice, puppetry) Jane Henson (puppetry only) First appearance… Wilkins Coffee commercials (1957) Most recent appearance… Taystee Bread commercials (1967) Best known role… Explosive commercial salesman for Wilkins Coffee and other brands Aliases… Cal and So; Frank and Fink WHO ARE WILKINS & WONTKINS? Wilkins and…

News Update: March 14, 2014

MARCH 14, 2014 First of all, I have to apologize for the lack of news since last Friday. I didn’t have the foresight to ask someone to cover the big, breaking news stories while I was in LA for the Muppets Most Wanted premiere–so that’s my bad! Here’s all of the major things you don’t want…

News Update: February 27, 2014

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 The Muppets have yet another extraordinary advertising partner in their promotions for Muppets Most Wanted. Lipton Tea has partnered with the Muppets as part of their new “Be More Tea” promotion. A brand new commercial has been released starring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and an entire metropolitan area full of Animal. Watch the truly…

News Update: January 26, 2014

JANUARY 26, 2014 A lot of this week’s News Update will focus on the Muppets’ upcoming Super Bowl commercial for Toyota. The Muppets are co-starring in the spot with actor Terry Crews. To promote the ad, Access Hollywood visited Terry and the Muppets on their first day of shooting. The video is below, and it features…

The Muppets Go to the Super Bowl!

The folks at USA Today posted a teaser trailer for a commercial today. Why do we care about such a ridiculous thing, you ask? Because the teaser trailer for the commercial in question stars the Muppets! Yup, the Muppets will star in a Super Bowl commercial for the Toyota Highlander with actor Terry Crews! Watch…

Two New Commercials and a Sneak Peek at "The Muppets"

The promotional engine for The Muppets is being revved fairly often by the Disney powers that be. In the past four days, we’ve seen a ton of new content promoting the film on television and Disney’s main website. First up is an official, Emmy-themed commercial for the movie that aired during FOX’s broadcast of the…

News Update: September 20, 2011

NEWS UPDATE:   SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 Promotion for The Muppets is ramping up very quickly, so expect to see Muppets everywhere (except in your closet, unfortunately). First up, Kermit recently filmed a commercial for the celebrity-heavy ad campaign of Wonderful Pistachios. You can check out Kermit’s cute TV spot (that you’ll surely be seeing all the…