year in review
The Fictional People and Things We Lost in 2019

This year saw some of the biggest endings in movie and television history. In Avengers: Endgame, a few brave souls sacrificed themselves to save the universe and Game of Thrones finally put someone on the Iron Throne...and a lot of people in their graves. There are a lot of characters to grieve over, and we’re here to sing their swan songs. Read More >>

The Cancelled Disney+ Muppets Show You Probably Didn’t Even Know Existed

The rainbow connection is severed. Actor and producer Josh Gad has confirmed that he, along with Once Upon a Time creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, were not only working on an unannounced Muppets show for Disney+, but that they have left the project, too. Read More >>

Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Shared a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Tremendous Work Involved

Premiering at San Diego Comic-Con today, Netflix and the Jim Henson Company’s new Dark Crystal series just gave us a really neat look at what it takes to create this puppet-filled show. Read More >>

Check Out This Most Sensational, Inspirational, Celebrational, Muppetational Cuckoo Clock

The original Muppet Show has long since left the airwaves, but with this Muppets-themed cuckoo clock hanging on your wall you can relive the series with a sound and light show at the top of every hour. Read More >>

Inside Jim Henson’s Creature Shop: The Intersection of Gadgets and Dreams

It's not often that you get a chance to see the place where your childhood memories were literally built. It's kind of like peeling back the curtain on your dreams and finding the architects of them busily at work, pulling the strings, painting the scenery, and creating the characters you will vividly remember decades later. That's what it's like to visit Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Read More >>

Kermit The Frog is Against Scottish Independence, or Perhaps Doesn’t Understand It

A misunderstanding in an interview with a fictional character promoting a film for children has thrown up an unlikely candidate to lead the "No" vote on Scottish independence, with whoever has the job of answering questions on behalf of head muppet Kermit The Frog suggesting that Scotland should stay in the UK. Read More >>

Muppet Twitter Arguments are the Best Twitter Arguments

Forget about Breaking Bad and throw Leonardo DiCaprio and his squinty, squinty eyes in the trash. The arguments over their merits are boring. But this? This is what a Twitter charge for the new Muppet movie to sweep the Golden Globes would have looked like. Read More >>

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You’ll Want This Melodic Muppet Mash-Up Stuck In Your Head Forever

Pogo is a master of the mash-up. We knew it at Snow White, and we knew it for sure when he spilled his secrets. For his latest trick, he tackled the Muppets and it's 100 per cent unadulterated pleasantness. Give it a listen, or five. [Nick Bertke AKA Pogo] Read More >>

The Periodic Table of Muppets Brings Order to Wocka Wocka

Not everybody's into chemistry but you have to be a special kind of insane to not have a fondness for the Muppets. This periodic table of Muppetry is a wonderfully organised and colourful take on the history of the form than anyone (with a soul) can appreciate, chem-geek or not. Read More >>

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Kermit the Frog Is Not a Fan of Twitter

Technology and non-human lifeforms are not mutually exclusive things. And in a very poignant, hard-hitting interview with USA Today, the de facto leader of the Muppets, Kermit the Frog, sat down to discuss his favourite and least favourite technologies. Read More >>

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Muppets Make The Hunger Games Much More Appetising

The Muppets made some wonderful parody trailers for their movie last year, but they've got at least one more up their sleeve. Here's The Hunger Games, with muppets. Although somehow I have a hard time seeing Miss Piggy as Katniss. Read More >>

The Muppets Movie Wasn’t All Puppetry, They Used Special Effects Too

The magic of the muppets is that they're 'real', or as real as puppetry gets. Still, even when the Muppets could have easily gone CGI, they stuck to their roots. That doesn't mean everything in the new Muppets movie was old school though. Even muppets need the magic of the movies. Read More >>

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New Toy Story Short Shows the Plight of Neglected Happy Meal Toys

You'll have to go see the new Muppets movie to see it in its entirety (not that you need another reason) but here's a first look at Pixar's new Toy Story short Small Fry which finally gives us a look at what life is like for those crappy, and quickly forgotten, fast food toys. Read More >>