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…

A Muppet Fan’s Guide to New York City

Spencer Cohen – As many people (especially Muppet fans) know, New York City is a great place to take part in various Muppet-related activities. I’m lucky enough to live near the city, so I’ve seen and done quite a few of the awesome Muppet things that you can do in the big city. Below are some of…

News Update: May 24th, 2013

NEWS UPDATE: May 24th 2013As we reported last week, The Muppet Movie is coming to Disney Blu-ray on August 13th. Unsurprisingly, the Muppet Facebook pages have been celebrating the upcoming release, but so has the official Disney fan-blog “Oh My Disney,“ which has come up with an article called “Reasons Why We’re Excited That The Muppet Movie Is…

Paying Tribute to Jerry Nelson in NYC

Ryan Dosier – On Saturday afternoon at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City (technically Astoria, but you don’t really care about that), dozens of Muppet fans, plenty of Muppet performers, and a who’s who of Muppet history showed up to pay tribute to the legendary Jerry Nelson. I was lucky enough…

The Muppets Take Manhattan… AGAIN

No… this isn’t a sequel to The Muppets Take Manhattan, it’s an unprecedented new partnership between The Muppets and New York City. Earlier today, New York named The Muppets their Official Family Ambassadors for 2012 and beyond. This morning at a press conference in New York, Mayor (and Letters to Santa co-star) Michael Bloomberg made…

Jim Henson’s Fantastic World Takes Manhattan

We mentioned awhile ago that the extremely popular touring exhibit, Jim Henson’s Fantastic World, was making its way to the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. The exhibition opens in all its fuzzy glory on July 16th and closes on January 16, 2012, so Muppet fans have plenty of time to visit the…

Muppet Meet-Up in NYC

Every once in awhile, the stars align and ardent supporters of the Muppets find themselves gathered in one place discussing the Muppets and acting like complete weirdos (as everyone would expect). These rare, interstellar events have become known in fan circles by many names: Muppet Meet-Ups, Knitting Circles, Doll Wiggling Conventions, and, most recently, “The…

The Muppets Take Manhattan… with Gordon?

Today’s update is a very small one, but I just received a press release from the folks at the Puppetry Arts Theatre about a very exciting event taking place in Brooklyn, New York next month. They’ll be showing a special screening of The Muppets Take Manhattan with guest speaker Roscoe Orman (Gordon from Sesame Street),…