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The Muppets Reboot In Development

The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady is helping to write and executive produce the new puppet-based variety series, after previously contributing to scripts for other Muppets projects, including 1989's The Jim Henson...

Abc Bringing Back 'The Muppet Show'? 'Big Bang Theory' Creator Reportedly Set To Write Pilot

The Muppet Show will be revamped for ABC with a little help from the executive producer and co-creator of The Big Bang Theory, Bill Prady. Prady, who worked on the original series, has already been...

Joseph Gordon-levitt To Star In Fraggle Rock

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is to star in the 'Fraggle Rock' movie.Jim Henson's hit 1980s children's TV show about a group of carefree creatures known as Fraggles who live in caves beneath a lighthouse is finally being...

Time To Magic Dance Again? Is ‘Labyrinth’ Really Getting A Sequel?

The news that there could be a sequel to 80’s cult classic Labyrinth has hit the internet hard. It’s been years since we've read so many mentions of David Bowie’s crotch and hair. But who...

Bert & Ernie Spark Equality Debate After Bakery Refuses To Create 'Support Gay Marriage' Cake

A Northern Ireland bakery has been contacted by the government and is facing legal action after it refused to create a cake with an image of Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie and the words "support...

Miss Piggy Tv Pitch Description Up For Auction

A handwritten description of an early incarnation of Miss Piggy by Muppets creator Jim Henson has gone up for auction online.In the note, penned for his first Tv pitch in London in 1974, the master...

Jim Henson's Puppets Heading To The Smithsonian

More than 20 of Jim Henson's most famous puppets, including characters from The Muppet Show and Sesame Street, have been donated to America's Smithsonian Institution.Relatives of the late puppet master made the donation to mark...

Ed Oxenbould To Star In Disney Film

Ed Oxenbould has landed the lead role in Disney's adaptation of children's book 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'.The Australian child actor will play the titular character, while Jennifer Garner and...

Jane Henson Dies: Muppets Co-creator Dead, Aged 78

Jane Henson, the co-creator of the Muppets, has died at the age of 78, following a battle with cancer, Sky News has reported. Though her husband Jim was perhaps the better known of the pair,...

Muppets Creator Jane Henson Dies Aged 78

Jane Henson, who co-created the beloved children’s show The Muppets with her husband Jim, has died. The Jim Henson company confirmed the news, stating that Henson died on Tuesday, at the age of 78, following...

Early Muppet Memorabilia To Go Under The Hammer

A handwritten pitch and original drawings Jim Henson used to land a pilot of The Muppet Show will go under the hammer at a sale on Tuesday (31Jul12).The items include a collection of illustrations and...

What Would Big Bird Say About Henson-chick-fil-a Feud?

One day after the Jim Henson Co. announced that it was severing its relationship with Chick-fil-A because of the company's stance on homosexuality in general and gay marriage in particular, the fast-food chain said that...

Guillermo Del Toro To Direct Pinocchio

Guillermo Del Toro is set to co-direct a stop-motion version of 'Pinocchio'. The Mexican-born director has been creating the project for some time, first announcing his involvement in 2008, but has now confirmed he will...

Jason Segel Will Not Return For Muppets Sequel

Jason Segel will not be writing the follow-up to the current Muppets Movie. Perez Hilton broke the news today (March 6, 2012), which will no doubt disappoint fans of the movie. Explaining his decision not...

Muppets Sequel In The Works

Work on a 'Muppets' sequel has already begun.The Oscar-winning film - which sees Jim Henson's creatures on the big screen for the first time since 1999 - has been a huge hit since being released...

Amy Adams 'Star-struck' By Muppets

Amy Adams was "star-struck" by the Muppets.The actress was thrilled to be cast in the famous puppets' new movie, but admits she was overwhelmed when she got close to the characters she had loved as...

Oscar The Grouch To Host The Oscars?

In a radio interview more than 35 years ago, the late Jim Henson and Frank Oz discussed the possibility of doing a Muppets sketch in which Oscar the Grouch would host -- what else? The...

Kasabian Wanted On Stage Puppets

Tom Meighan wanted Jim Henson's Creature Shop to design Kasabian's stage set.The group are preparing to go on the road in support of their latest LP 'Velociraptor!' and wanted the famous puppeteers - whose most...

Google Pays Tribute On Jim Henson's 75th Birthday

On what would've marked the 75th birthday of the creator of much-loved puppets 'The Muppets,' Google paid tribute to Jim Henson yesterday (24/9) by making its latest Google Doodle an interactive puppet show featuring six...

Jim Henson For Hometown Honour

Residents of Jim Henson's hometown are set to rename a bridge in honour of the late Muppets creator.Local officials in Leland, Mississippi, where Henson grew up, will unveil the newly-renamed monument, The Rainbow Connection, on...

Jason Segal: 'Muppets Movie Is The Coolest Thing Ever'

Jason Segel thinks the new 'Muppet' movie is "the coolest thing ever". The actor - who both stars in and wrote the script for the film - explained he is very proud that people recently...

Amy Adams Flattered By Kermit Invite

Amy Adams agreed to take part in 'The Muppets' after Kermit the Frog asked her. The actress appears alongside Jason Segal in the new movie based on Jim Henson's creatures and while she has always...

Jason Segal Wants To Do 'Justice' To Muppets

Jason Segel wanted to make sure he did "justice" to 'The Muppets' legacy.The actor - who both stars in and wrote the script for 'The Muppets' - admits he was under pressure to get it...

Segel Writing Muppet Movie Comeback

Funnyman JASON SEGEL is writing a new film starring JIM HENSON's muppets - four years after the characters were last seen in theatres. The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star is a big fan of the bug-eyed puppets,...

West Teams Up With Muppets For Tour

Rapper KANYE WEST will be joined by a team of puppets for his forthcoming U.S. tour with help from the company founded by THE MUPPETS creator JIM HENSON. The Stronger hitmaker has promised fans the...

Muppets Dad Henson Set For Biopic

THE MUPPETS creator JIM HENSON's life is to be turned into a new movie. The late puppeteer, filmmaker and entertainment mogul will be brought back from the dead in Henson. Filmmaker Penny Marshall is a...

'Fraggle Rock: The Movie On Its Way

Cult children's TV show FRAGGLE ROCK is coming to the big screen, and is being developed by AHMET ZAPPA, the son of rocker FRANK ZAPPA. The hit 1980s muppet series, originally created by JIM HENSON,...

The Muppets Get Raunchy

THE MUPPETS creators are staging a cheeky puppet show for adults only at Scotland's Edinburgh Fringe festival this year (06). JIM HENSON'S PUPPET IMPROV, led by the late Henson's son BRIAN, are already staging more...

Dark Crystal Set For Sequel

Fantasy puppet film THE DARK CRYSTAL has been given the greenlight for a long-awaited sequel. JIM HENSON's production company will once again create the puppets for the movie called POWER OF THE DARK...

Bowie To Star In Magic Thriller

Legendary rock star DAVID BOWIE will play a magical inventor in CHRISTOPHER NOLAN's forthcoming thriller THE PRESTIGE. The movie, which is due to start filming in January (06), is based on CHRISTOPHER PRIEST's...

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