60 Years of Henson / Muppets History Part 1

Michael Wermuth Jnr – Well, this year marks the 60th anniversary of The Jim Henson Company and the Muppets… Right? The Jim Henson Company celebrated its 30th anniversary in 1985, its 40th in 1995, and its 50th in 2005, so if my math is correct I’m right, though technically Jim Henson got his start in puppetry…

News Update: May 20, 2014

MAY 20, 2014 On Friday, Sesame Street and Mashable teamed up to release a really fun new video starring Bert and Zachary Levi (Chuck, Tangled) going on a fun journey through Central Park on “A Lovely Sunny DAy.” They sing a great song, dance, and even run into Grover. Watch it below! Two weeks ago, Nicholas…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Taminella Grinderfall

Today’s article was written by Michael Wermuth. TAMINELLA GRINDERFALL Performed by… Jerry Juhl First appearance… Tales of Tinkerdee (1962) Most recent appearance… The Frog Prince (1971) Best known role… Evil Witch, master of disguises, ogre trainer. Memorable quote… “Have a popover, froggy!” WHO IS TAMINELLA GRINDERFALL? Taminella Grinderfall is a witch, seen in many Muppet productions…

News Update: May 15, 2013

NEWS UPDATE: May 15, 2013 As Fraggle Rock‘s 30th Anniversary continues its year-long celebration, big time news sources are showing their love for Jim Henson’s classic show. This includes TIME.com, which has released a great new article “Ten Facts About Fraggle Rock” with help from Muppeteer extraordinaire Dave Goelz. There’s some really interesting stuff in…

The Muppet Show Guest Stars: An Editorial

Chase Pritchard – The Muppet Show is always regarded as one of big tent-poles to Jim Henson’s legacy. It proved that Henson and friends weren’t simply child’s play to a specific audience, but rather, just as Henson wished for, entertainers that were capable of contributing to all facets of popular culture just as well as…