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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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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".
com/2017/07/11/its-time-to-get-things-started/) posts on his blog said the Muppets for him were not just "a job, or a career, or even a passion" but were "a calling, an urgent, undeniable, impossible to resist way of life.
Whitmire had been in control of Kermit since 1990 following the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson.
Looks like it's time for The Muppet Show to play the music and ligh the lights again.
They will bring the Muppets cult back to life again.
There is plenty of adventure for the Muppets, as they go overseas and find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by baddie Constantine and his dastardly sidekick Dominic Badguy ("Badgeee, it's French"), played by Ricky, who also acts as the Muppets' tour manager.
Muppets Most Wanted is in UK cinemas from March 28.
We feel the Muppets at Disney are a big success," says the late puppeteer's daughter Lisa Henson, who runs the Henson Co.
Puppeteer John Henson, the son of the late Muppets creator Jim Henson is seen with Muppets Miss Piggy and Kermit at the Disney/MGM studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida in this June 15, 1990 file photo.
If you just did a double-take at the title of this show, you won't be alone, but this programme does exactly what it says on the tin - yes, the Muppets and Lady Gaga are together at last.
She and Jim met in a University of Maryland puppetry class in the mid-1950s, and the duo went on to create together the five-minute TV program 'Sam and Friends,' a precursor to the Muppets.