Interview with Muppet Performer Andrew Spooner – Part 2

Andrew Spooner has been a Muppet performer since 1994, performing in various feature films and television series’. Andrew currently plays Elmo’s Uncle Furgus, on The Furchester Hotel.  You can read Part 1 of our interview here. The Muppet Mindset:  Was your first project Muppet Treasure Island?  What do you remember from that time? Andrew:  I…

Shiver My Timbers – Lego Style

Yesterday we highlighted an amazing puppet builder and puppeteer, and today we’re highlighting a great fan made film!  A man named Ed Boyd has recreated the opening song from Muppet Treasure Island, ‘Shiver My Timbers’, in stop-motion, entirely with Lego (and a little digital manipulations with the mouths).  Take a look! Thanks to Ed for allowing…

Weekly Muppet Wednesday: Blind Pew

Written by Jarrod Fairclough BLIND PEW Performed by: Jerry Nelson First appearance: Muppet Treasure Island Most recent appearance: Muppets Most Wanted Best known role: Threatening pirate looking for Billy Bones’ map. WHO IS BLIND PEW? Blind Pew made his first appearance in the opening scenes of Muppet Treasure Island, leading a gang of vicious and…

News Update: June 19, 2014

JUNE 19, 2014 The biggest news this week is that Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will be appearing on PBS’s annual A Capitol Fourth special celebrating the 4th of July. Kermit and Piggy will perform “Rainbow Connection” with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Jack Everly. The appearance will be in conjunction with…

Rachel Herrick Reviews… Muppet Treasure Island

Rachel Herrick returns to The Muppet Mindset with her fifth Muppet Movie Review! This time she takes a look at Brian Henson’s 1996 film Muppet Treasure Island. Enjoy the video below! The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, muppetmindset@gmail.com

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Girl Pirate

Today’s post was written by Ed Castle. Special thanks to Chris Stulz for the great artwork. GIRL PIRATE Performed by… Camille Bonara Only appearance… Muppet Sing Alongs: Muppet Treasure Island (1996) Best known role… No-nonsense girl pirate WHO IS GIRL PIRATE? The Girl Pirate, simply addressed as such, is a female pirate-type person who makes her only…

News Update: September 6, 2013

NEWS UPDATE: September 5, 2013 This past weekend the annual Dragoncon was held in Atlanta, Georgia. For the past few years Dragoncon has had an uncanny ability to attract Muppet performers and personalities for panels and appearances. This year was no exception, as Karen Prell, Kathryn Mullen, and Michael Frith all appeared to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of…