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The Muppets co-creator and philanthropist Jane Henson, the widow of the beloved Jim Henson, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. She was 78. Born in Queens, New York, Jane Nebel met Henson while they were both attending a puppetry class at the Univ. of Maryland in 1954. Together they [...]
How South Park veteran Ryan Quincy tapped his awkward phase for IFC’s first original cartoon. Cheer up, Generation X: There’s a new adult-targeted toon on the TV block that’s more about finding the humor in growing pains than cheap laughs in gas pains. Starting this month on IFC, a labor-of-love [...]
Everyone’s favorite motion-capture thespian Andy Serkis (aka Gollum) will be going behind the camera for a new adaptation of George Orwell’s classic political fable Animal Farm. Serkis who is also the second unit director on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit will tackle the project for producer Jonathan Cavendish’s London-based studio The [...]
Jerry Nelson, the Emmy-winning puppeteer best known for playing the famous Count von Count on Sesame Street, died Thursday (August 23) of unspecified causes, according to CBC Radio-Canada. He was 78. Nelson, a Tulsa native who grew up in Washington, D.C., also performed Gobo Fraggle on Fraggle Rock and The [...]
The Jim Henson Company has promoted Meghan Sheridan and Blanca Lista to serve as directors in feature and TV development. Sheridan is now the director of children’s entertainment and will report to Halle Stanford, the EVP of the division while Lista was promoted to director of feature development and will [...]
The moody vampires and werewolves of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 took the top spot domestically and internationally over the Thanksgiving weekend, with a $62.2 million five-day take, but Disney’s The Muppets proved that they still have what it takes to draw huge crowds to theaters as well. Kermit [...]
Now that audiences are eating up everything Muppet-relate in anticipation of this week’s movie opening, The Hollywood Reporter announces that NBC has ordered a script for The New Nabors, a single-camera comedy featuring Jim Henson’s puppets. The show will centers on the comic adventures of a family in Palm Springs [...]
Since Disney’s The Muppets movie is on everyone’s radar this holiday season, The Hub has planned a special Thanksgiving marathon featuring Jim Henson’s beloved characters. On November 24, the channel will air three feature films starring Kermit, Miss Piggy and company, beginning at 1 p.m. with Muppet Treasure Island (1996). [...]
The buzz is building for the return of Jim Henson’s The Muppets to the big screen with the release of a new official trailer. The trailer follows a pair of parody trailers. One parodies Green Lantern: Another parodies rom-com trailers: And another parodies The Hangover: The Muppets is due in [...]
Check out this terrific new trailer for The Muppets: The Muppets is due in theaters Nov. 23. Here’s the studio’s official description of the movie: On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, US, discover [...]