NEW MuppetsHenson Poll NOW up! ABC has cancelled "The Muppets" after just one season. Netflix has been rumoured to be a possible new home to a second season. Would you like to see Disney strike a deal to continue the series on Netflix or would you rather see them end the show and just move on to a NEW project with the Muppets? Poll is located at the top of our right sidebar. Thanks for your participation!

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

"The Dark Crystal" Fan Film Competition Winners Announced

The winners of The Dark Crystal Fan Film Competition have been announced!

Congratulations to Kristin Dalleske and her film, "The Promise," for winning the Grand Prize!

Congratulations are also in order for the 5 Runner Up Winners: Gina Wetzel - "The Heart of the Forest", Joshua Hoareau - "The Great Conjunction," Troy Mullin - "Secrets," James Pendleton - "Gich and the Skystone," and Jack Venturo - "Akasta - The Salvation of Thra."

Special Mentions go to: Randall McNair - "Fizzy and Frank," Emma Florian - "Fluff," Steven Dirckze - "The Wanderer."

Honorable Mentions include: Dave Haaz-Baroque "Dude, Where's My Shard?," Clay Achee - "Twiggly's Battle," S. March - "UrZin the Seeker," and Glen Baisley - "Rise of the Skeksis."




CLICK HERE to see all the winning films

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fozzie to Appear on @Midnight With Chris Hardwick

A few months ago, the Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick and Fozzie Bear had a great Twitter exchange back and forth. Chris wanted Fozzie to appear on his Comedy Central show @midnight.  

Well, it worked! Fozzie will appear on @midnight this Tuesday, May 24th.   

PBS KIDS Announces Premiere Date for "Jim Henson's Splash and Bubbles"

Today at its annual meeting with PBS member stations from across the country, PBS KIDS announced the premiere date of its newest show: "Splash and Bubbles" from The Jim Henson Company and Herschend Enterprises. Using groundbreaking digital puppetry technology, the animated series will help children learn marine biology and ocean science concepts while building social-emotional skills. "Splash and Bubbles" will premiere Wednesday, November 23, 2016, on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings). Digital content related to the series, including games, apps and parent and educator resources, will be available beginning in fall 2016.


Created by John Tartaglia (“ImaginOcean,” “Johnny and the Sprites”), 
"Splash and Bubbles" is designed to encourage kids ages 4-7 to explore the natural undersea world. Developed with an advisory panel of top marine biologists, digital innovators and educators, "Splash and Bubbles" is grounded in a marine biology curriculum that focuses on themes of diversity, individuality, interconnectedness and the celebration of learning and discovery. The series also introduces the concepts of ecological balance and the importance of taking care of the ocean.
"Splash and Bubbles" emphasizes the important social-emotional skills needed to help kids discover the interconnectivity among all living creatures, while creating an understanding of the variety of life that exists under the sea, fostering an appreciation for the biodiversity in our ocean,” said Lesli Rotenberg, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Children’s Media and Education, PBS. “PBS KIDS is committed to using the power of media to build science skills to help inspire children to explore the fascinating world of marine biology and the wonder that makes up the majority of our planet’s surface.”

Funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 
"Splash and Bubbles" follows the adventures of Splash, a yellow fusilier fish who has migrated all over the ocean before settling down in Reeftown, where he befriends Bubbles, a Mandarin dragonet whose vivid orange and electric blue coloring matches her colorful personality. Until Splash came along, Bubbles and most of the other Reeftown residents had no idea what lived beyond the cozy confines of their coral walls. Together, Splash, Bubbles and their friends explore the world’s undersea habitats, make new friends and learn about the many different ways life looks and lives in the ocean, celebrating the importance of diversity along the way.

“Through the adventures of Splash and Bubbles, we hope to inspire environmentalism, empathy and curiosity about the vast world of marine biology,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. “We hope the series becomes a starting point for children to build confidence in their ability to make a difference in our environment and inspires a lifetime of learning.”

“We are excited to partner with two world-class brands, Henson and PBS, to create life-changing emotional connections between kids and the ocean. Through 
"Splash and Bubbles"-themed experiences, we can bring the same memories created every day in our aquariums to children’s living rooms and lives,” said Andrew Wexler, CEO of Herschend Enterprises.

“I feel honored and privileged to help carry on The Jim Henson Company’s great tradition of creating family entertainment that inspires care-taking, empathy and awareness of and for our world,” said John Tartaglia, the series creator and the performer of the show’s title character, Splash. “My hope is that 
"Splash and Bubbles" amazing characters and hilarious stories inspire kids of all ages to learn more about what lies beneath the surface of our amazing ocean and how they can contribute to taking better care of it.”
"Splash and Bubbles" is executive produced by Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford of The Jim Henson Company, Julie Phillips and Merrill Puckett-Miller of Herschend Enterprises, as well as John Tartaglia, Michael Shawn Lewis and Jill Shinderman. Tom Keniston is producer and David Skelly is supervising director. The Jim Henson Company oversees all distribution and merchandising for the property and Herschend Enterprises administers all themed entertainment rights.
 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Remembering this, the 26th Anniversary of Jim Henson's Passing

TODAY marks the 26
th Anniversary of Jim Henson’s untimely death at the age of 53.

To this day, he is still in all our thoughts. For many, it just seems like yesterday when we first heard the sudden and shocking news of his passing.

Please take a moment, CLICK HERE, and visit our 'Jim Henson Tribute Page' to read how Jim has affected so many of us throughout the world.

If you have any thoughts you would like to be added, please send them to me at muppetshenson@yahoo.ca

Thursday, May 12, 2016

NEW MuppetsHenson Poll NOW UP! - "The Muppets" on Netflix or End Series and Move On?

A NEW MuppetsHenson Poll is now up for your votes!

This week's question deals with ABC's "The Muppets" and it's recent cancellation.

Here is this week's question:

ABC has cancelled "The Muppets" after just one season. Netflix has been rumoured to be a possible new home to a second season. Would you like to see Disney strike a deal to continue the series on Netflix or would you rather see them end the show and just move on to a NEW  project with the Muppets?


Let us know what you think. You can find the MuppetsHenson Poll near the TOP of the RIGHT SIDEBAR.

Thanks for your participation!

MuppetsHenson Poll FINAL Results - Favourite Episode of "The Muppets" Season One



The first season of ABC's "The Muppets" consisted of 16 episodes. Which one was your favourite?
Pig Girls Don't Cry (Pilot) 3%(4)
Hostile Makeover 2% (3)
Bear Left Then Bear Write 4% (5)
Pig Out 3% (4)
Walk the Swine 1% (1)
The Ex-Factor 2% (3)
Pig's in a Blackout 10% (12)
Too Hot to Handler 1% (1)
Going, Going, Gonzo 17% (21)
Single All the Way 7% (8)
Swine Song 2% (3)
A Tail of Two Piggies 5% (6)
Got Silk? 2% (3)
Little Green Lie 8% (10)
Generally Inhospitable 19% (23)
Because...Love 13% (16)
Total votes: 123