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(James Maury Henson), 1936–90, American puppeteer, creator of the Muppets, b. Greenville, Miss., grad. Univ. of Maryland (A.B., 1960). In 1954 he got his first job as a local television puppeteer, soon created (1955) his alter ego, the debonair Kermit the Frog,
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the Muppets were briey revived on TV 20 years ago but the main show aired to huge success between 1976 and 1981.
ABOUT DISNEY'S "MUPPETS MOST WANTED": The Muppets are back in the globe-trotting, star-studded musical comedy adventure Disney's "Muppets Most Wanted," available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, DVD, Disney Movies Anywhere, and On-Demand August 12[sup.
During the school holiday period in April and May, the Muppets will also be the main attraction at the family check-in desks in Frankfurt and Munich -- figures from the film will adorn the airport signs, and there will also be the popular Muppets boarding cards for children and their cuddly toys.
But when they said yes I knew it was down to the Muppet name.
He said: "It 's such an honour to be involved with the Muppets and to come in and say just one line.
And for those fans chomping at the bit for the forthcoming Disney movie, Muppets Most Wanted, we're also being treated to a sneak peek of it.
As the popularity of the Muppets increased, Jane worked as a creative and business partner while also being a puppeteer and a puppet designer.
He was joined by Lisa and Brian Henson, the daughter and son of Muppets creator Jim Henson.
The script, co-written by Jason Segel (who also stars) and Nicholas Stoller, sees the crew trying save Smalltown's iconic Muppet Theatre from demolition by a scheming oil man, by raising $10m dollars in two weeks.
L AUGHS The Muppets are back A delightful Toy Story short called Small Fry, in which Buzz Lightyear is locked inside a fast food restaurant and joins a support group for discarded meal toys, plays before the film.
The Muppets is a perfect family film with broad humour to appeal to all ages, interspersed with delightful ditties written by Bret McKenzie from Flight of the Conchords including the exuberant Life's a Happy Song that features the lyric, "Life is full of glee/With someone to saw/And someone to see