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see Henson, JimHenson, Jim
(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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If you fancy singing along with The Muppets and Sir Michael you'll want to get yourself along to Gosforth Civic Theatre in Newcastle on December 9 for two singalong screenings.
As thousands of fans, young and old are expected to flock to the O2 Arena this July to catch The Muppets, we ask Kermit what we can expect from the show.
The film includes archival footage of the late Muppet originator, along with clips of late writers and puppeteers, including Richard Hunt, who played Scooter and Janice on "The Muppet Show" and Don Music on "Sesame Street."
Whitmire alluded to conflict with Disney, who bought the rights to the Muppets in 2004, speaking of the company's "limitations with respect to how well they know the Muppets".
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The statement by Muppets Studio came after Whitmire said in the ( interview to Hollywood Reporter: "I am still trying to make sense of how those two issues were egregious enough to justify ending a 39-year career without at least giving me an ultimatum at the time the issue occurred when I would have had a chance to correct my course."
"Piggy emerged largely as a chorus pig from the original Muppet Show, and we aspire to create new characters and allow them to be part of the Muppets franchise by tapping into those platforms, then exploring them more deeply on the show," explains Laughlin.
the Muppets were briey revived on TV 20 years ago but the main show aired to huge success between 1976 and 1981.
The trio visits Los Angeles where Walter discovers scheming oil man Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) plans to bulldoze the Muppet Theatre and drill for the black gold that lies beneath.
* F YOU get teary-eyed at childhood reminiscences of the Muppet Show then you will love this latest instalment in the larger-than-life history of Jim Henson's famous creations.