Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Shy Kidx's EDM remix of "The Muppet Show" Theme: Exclusive Premiere

From hitfix.com
For the Muppets fan who could use their beloved characters in neon hues, we bring you Shy Kidx's remix of "The Muppet Show" theme song.  
Today (April 22), Disney released a new album called "Dconstructed," packed to the brim of playful EDM reduxes of their powerhouse back catalog. You, too, can go bananas to versions of "Circle of Life," "You’ve Got a Friend in Me" and more from DJs and producers like Kaskade, Armin Van Buuren and U.N.K.L.E.
Back to Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang: try and name every character in the video below, which includes never-before-seen Muppets footage.

Inside Jim Henson's Creature Shop: Where Gadgets and Dreams Collide

From Gizmodo.com
by Brent Rose

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.

CLICK HERE to read the entire article and to check out the many photos


Monday, April 21, 2014

"Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge" Moves to 9pm Beginning April 29th on Syfy

Please note that effective Tuesday, April 29th, NEW episodes of Syfy’s Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge move from 10:00pm to 9:00pm ET


In the April 29 episode, the creature designers must design and build a creature that camouflages itself in plain sight within a swamp. Creature Shop Fabrication Supervisor Julie Zobel serves as master in the episode. Acclaimed creature designer Neville Page of Syfy’s "Face Off" serves as the guest judge.

** No word yet whether Space Channel (who airs the series in Canada) will follow suit. Hoping so, so those watching in Canada can continue to participate in the 'live' tweeting being done by Gigi Edgley or Kirk Thatcher. 

 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Muppets Most Wanted" Latest Box Office Totals April 18th - 20th

Friday April 18th - $471, 706 
Saturday April 19th - $374,036
Sunday April 20th- $211,523
 
TOTAL for Weekend:
$1,057,265 14th Place


Playing in 929 Theatres
 

Total Domestic: $48,307,818
Total Foreign:  $14,800,000 (est)


Worldwide TOTAL: $63,107,818
 
 
 

WonderCon14: ‘Revolution’ Showrunner Surprises Fans With ‘Farscape’ Movie Update

From comicbookresources.com
by Phil Pirrello

While participating on a panel devoted to showrunners at WonderCon Anaheim Saturday, Rockne S. O’Bannon (Revolution) provided an update on the movie version of one of his most beloved, cancelled shows: Farscape.

“We are, in fact, in the script stage of a Farscape feature,” O’Bannon announced to a packed house that couldn’t be more excited.

This isn’t the first time news of the project broke to fans. In February, Sydney-based writer Justin Monjo let the cat out of the bag to If.com.au, revealing plot details surrounding the film. It is rumored to follow the son of series’ mainstays John and Aeryn.

“[We’re] still in early, early stages,” O’Bannon cautioned fans. He didn’t hesitate however to praise Brian Henson’s efforts in making the project come to life.

“He was like a dog with a bone,” O’Bannon said. “He would not give up on it.”

Farscape ran from 1999 to 2003 on Syfy. In 2004, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars tied up loose threads for fans left unsatisfied by the series’ finale.

Revolution, O’Bannon’s current series, airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

HAPPY RECORD STORE DAY: Read Paul Williams' Unused Liner Notes for "The Muppet Movie"

Did you pick up your vinyl copy of "The Muppet Movie" soundtrack today on RECORD STORE DAY?
 
Now read Paul Williams' unused liner notes for the re-release of "The Muppet Movie" soundtrack.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of Paul Williams' Liner Notes

NEW! Nerdist Podcast #508: Brian Henson

Brian Henson
From Friday April 18th, 2014 -  WonderCon Weekend

Brian Henson and Chris Hardwick sit down to talk about their pet dogs, the technique of puppetry, growing up in the heyday of The Muppet Show, and the show Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy!

CLICK HERE to listen

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

VIDEO: FULL EPISODE "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge" Episode 4: "Heads Up" from Space Channel (Canada)

"Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge"
Episode #4:
"Heads Up"

 
to watch 
 Original Airdate:
April 15th, 2014

 

AUDIO: MUPPET CHRIST SUPERSTAR Parody Now Available

From broadwayworld.com
by Pat Cerasaro  

The furry and rambunctious cast of Jim Henson's iconic The Muppets lend their unique talents to JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR via an impressively inventive new album experiment titled MUPPET CHRIST SUPERSTAR by committed fan Christo Graham (who voices all the characters in the parody).

"If you strip away the myth from the frog / You will see where we all soon will be / Kermit!" passionately sings Gonzo (as Judas Iscariot) to Kermit (Jesus Christ) in the rocking opener, "Heaven On Their Minds", faithfully recreating the sounds of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's iconic Biblical rock opera in doing so.

Additionally, Miss Piggy - who else? - portrays Mary Magedelene and Rowlf The Dog essays the role of Herod.

Yet, the real question still remains: what will Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice say about all of this?! Hopefully, they will have a Christian attitude about it all - it is Holy Week, after all.
A disclaimer on the site reads: "This is a parody created for entertainment purposes only. I do not own the rights to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber or the likenesses of Jim Henson's Muppets, unfortunately. I'd be a whole lot cooler if I did."

CLICK HERE to visit the MUPPET CHRIST SUPERSTAR page or listen to the nine tracks below!


The Jim Henson Company's "Puppet Up" Performing in Brisbane Next Week

The Jim Henson Company is performing in Brisbane next week.

Jim Henson, of course, created the Muppets and Sesame Street, as well as TV shows like "The Storyteller" and "Fraggle Rock" and such movies as "Labryinth" and "The Dark Crystal".

So what are they doing at the Brisbane Powerhouse from tomorrow-week till Saturday-week? Chair of the Jim Henson Company, son of Jim Henson, Brian Henson is on the phone:

CLICK HERE to listen

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Brian Henson on Designing Creatures in 'Dinosaurs,' 'Farscape,' 'Fraggle Rock' and More

From Entertainment Weekly 
by Marc Snetiker

CLICK HERE to read an excellent article by EW as they ask Brian Henson to share some personal stories from behind the scenes of his greatest TV and film hits at the Creature Shop. 


NOW AVAILABLE: Christophe Beck's Soundtrack to "Muppets Most Wanted" (MP3 Download)


Christophe Beck's wonderful soundtrack to "Muppets Most Wanted" is NOW AVAILABLE via MP3 download.  

CLICK HERE to buy at Amazon.com    

CLICK HERE to buy at iTunes