Sunday, March 01, 2015

The 2015 Muppet Madness Tournament Has Begun!

The 2015 Muppet Madness Tournament has begun! The Muppet Madness Tournament is an unofficial Muppet game where fans vote for their favourite in each matchup.

This year they are putting us in charge, more than ever before. For the first time ever, the game begins with a new concept called "The Mad Dash".

"The Mad Dash" is a race to the starting line for all Muppets involved. It’s the pre-Round 1 voting in which us, the fans, vote for your favourites in each category.

You can vote every 5 minutes!  Voting ends Sunday, March 8th.

CLICK HERE to visit The 2015 Muppet Madness Tournament website and cast your votes!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

NEW VIDEO: "No, You Shut Up!"- Season 3, Episode #10 - "STAGE MOMS”

Host Paul F. Tompkins and his supporting cast of puppets tackle the tough issues including Fidel Castro, Chris Christie, and Hozier. Key and Peele stop by for a tense interview and comedian Greg Proops joins the panel to discuss American Sniper.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Steve Swanson's "The MuppetCast" RETURNS as does The Muppet Madness Tournament

GREAT NEWS! Steve Swanson has once again brought "The MuppetCast" podcast back to life. You can listen to the NEWEST episode, along with all the past episodes, via iTunes by  CLICKING HERE

It was also announced that The Muppet Madness Tournament will once again return this year on March 1st ! We all missed it's absence last year. So good to have it back. Thanks Steve.

CLICK HERE to visit the website for The 2015 Muppet Madness Tournament 

Don't have iTunes? No worries,

CLICK HERE to listen to the latest episode of "The MuppetCast" from February 22nd on the MuppetsHenson Radio Network



Trial By Stone: Unofficial Dark Crystal Podcast - NEW Podcast Added for February, 2015


A NEW Podcast by Phillip Mitchell is now available for all "Dark Crystal" fans to enjoy ! Click link of choice to listen.

Listen to it NOW on the MuppetsHenson Radio Network LINK found at the top of our RIGHT SIDEBAR or by CLICKING HERE.


Episode # 7 February, 2015 

This month Philip Mitchell chats to Mac Smith on his fan art that he did on "The Dark Crystal".

Website: http://trialbystone.libsyn.com/

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/trialbystone/TBS_007.mp3

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/trial-by-stone.../id910377591?mt

 

Friday, February 20, 2015

NEW VIDEO: "No, You Shut Up!"- Season 3, Episode #9 - "#Drums”

Host Paul F. Tompkins and his supporting cast of puppets tackle the tough issues including Bill Cosby, Google Maps, and artificial sweeteners. Mad Men’s Rich Sommer joins the panel to discuss privacy and actress Felicia Day faces the wrath of twitter.

VIDEO: 'Big Birdman' starring Caroll Spinney and Big Bird (Birdman Spoof)

Big Bird and Caroll Spinney star in the existential Birdman parody that the world needed. Spinney, who at 81 has voiced Big Bird for 45 years, takes on the Michael Keaton role as he navigates the world with the sound of a feathered Muppet clanging in his head. This is Big Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Orange Pants).

Thursday, February 19, 2015

VIDEO: Sidewinder TV - Interview with Kirk Thatcher


Great interview with Kirk Thatcher. Some great insight into "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge" and much, much more !

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

NEW MuppetsHenson Poll Just Added - How has Disney done with The Muppet Franchise?

TODAY, February 17th, 2015, marks 11 years since The Walt Disney Company purchased the rights to The Muppets and "Bear in the Big Blue House" from The Jim Henson Company.

Our NEW MuppetsHenson Poll deals with this very subject.

As a whole, what type of job do you think Disney has done with The Muppets franchise?

Please VOTE over in the RIGHT SIDEBAR and let all of us (including Disney and yes, even The Jim Henson Company) know what you think of the job Disney has done with Jim Henson's beloved characters.  Thanks so much for your participation.


Here are the FINAL results to our last MuppetsHenson Poll:

The Jim Henson Company has said that they are working on a quartet of legacy titles in the Henson library — a “Fraggle Rock” movie, a sequel to “The Dark Crystal”, a sequel to “Labyrinth” and a movie based on the Emmet Otter character. Which of these films would you want to see most?
"Fraggel Rock" film 44% (44)
A Sequel to "The Dark Crystal" 12% (12)
A Sequel to "Labyrinth" 10% (10)
An "Emmet Otter" film 6% (6)
ALL OF THEM 24% (24)
None of these 4% (4)

Monday, February 16, 2015

NEW "The Dark Crystal" Figures coming from Funko ReAction

Timothy Clarke was also at the 112th North American International Toy Fair in New York where he met with the Funco ReAction toys' head of design. Timothy is very happy to report that they are indeed going to be doing "The Dark Crystal" figures across many of the Funko Reaction brands platforms.

These are expected to come later this year or in 2016.

Thanks Timothy for the news !

NEW Muppet Figures coming from Diamond Select Toys

The 112th North American International Toy Fair continues in New York until tomorrow, February 17th.

comingsoon.net reported some great news for all Muppet fans!

Two NEW Muppet series of figures will be coming from Diamond Select Toys in the Fall of 2015.

They were not allowed to take any photos, but Diamond Select has a special series of Muppet figures and also a Mini-Mates series featuring the Muppets.

When more becomes available on these two new series, we will have more here !