Bret McKenzie To Adapt Emmet Otter

Get ready for a new spin on a Christmas classic, as Variety reports that comedian and musician Bret McKenzie is set to adapt Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas for the big screen, co-produced by The Jim Henson Company!

‘Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas’ is Back in Print, and Should Be Apart of Your Holiday Celebration This Year

Mitchell Stein – There are few holiday specials that are as spectacular as Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas is, and that’s why it is an essential part of our annual holiday viewing schedule. Henson’s masterpiece consists of groundbreaking puppetry, phenomenal music from the golden tunes of Paul Williams, and a wonderful story that make it one…

Muppetology 101: History of Home Video

Michael Wermuth Jnr – Over the years, there have been many Muppet and Henson productions on home video, and today, class, we’ll take a look at the many video deals. Today’s class won’t be including Sesame Street videos (that’s a whole ‘nother lesson) or international releases. Let’s begin! During the 1980s, various Henson properties were split…

Live from New York: It’s Emmet Otter

It’s never truly the Christmas season until my required viewing of Jim Henson’s masterpiece, Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas. Last week, the marvelous masterpiece was brought to life impeccably by the Jim Henson Company in a phenomenal live-stage show in New York. At the 54 Below in New York, attendees were treated to an amazing…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Riverbottom Nightmare Band

Written by Mike Baldasare and Ryan Dosier. RIVERBOTTOM NIGHTMARE BAND Performed by… Chuck Stoat (Frank Oz) Catfish (Dave Goelz) Stanley Weasel (Jerry Nelson) Fred Lizard (Richard Hunt) Howard Snake (Jim Henson) Only appearance… Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas (1977) Best known roles… “The Nightmare” band, the last-minute addition to the Frogtown Hollow talent show Band members… The group…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Alice "Ma" Otter

Today’s featured article was written by our frequent contributor Abigail Maughan. ALICE OTTER Performed by… Marilyn Sokol (voice) Frank Oz (puppetry) First and only appearance… Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas (1977) Best known role… Talented, wise matriarch of the Otter family in Frogtown Hollow Song of choice… “Our World” WHO IS ALICE OTTER? Alice “Ma” Otter…