Yeah to us they will be muppets. Legal terms mean nothing to us fans. Unless the Jim Henson Company goes in some crazy direction with their puppets, these too will likely look like and be muppets to us. I have to say though that I do not see the story teller and creature shp stuff as being muppets. To me the muppets were the fraggle/sesame/muppet how like characters, even though legally they are separate licenses. But really it's the actual puppet style that makes them muppets more than anything. That and the people behind the scenes.