50 Years and Counting
Read our review and discuss with fans the highly anticipated
Sesame Street "50 Years and Counting" DVD set from Shout Factory featuring over five hours of beloved moments.
50th Anniversary Celebration
Read fan reactions and let us know your thoughts on Sesame Street's 50th anniversary special. An official DVD is on the way.
"Muppets Now" announced for Disney+
It's finally official. A new, unscripted short-form series, “Muppets Now”, is coming to Disney+ in 2020. Let us know your thoughts on the Muppets big announcement.
The Dark Crystal: "Age of Resistance"
After a 36 year wait, return to the great conjunction. The Dark Crystal "Age of Resistance" is a mesmerizing and beautiful prequel series now on Netflix. Renew your essence today.
Music is Everywhere
Muppet Central Radio is now on TorontoCast, TuneIn and Apple Music. Listen to Muppet music 24/7 wherever you go with TuneIn and Apple apps and devices.
Yesterday there was a post noting a taping date for "Mad Mad World" pilot. Anybody know what this is? There's no historical information provided, and Muppet Wiki doesn't have a page for it. I wonder if maybe it was a series based on It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (though it was noted that The Wizard of Id was Henson's first attempt to make characters based on other properties, and this Mad Mad World pilot was tapped in 1962).
It discusses an unproduced project that I never even heard of, "The Varied Adventures of Mischevious Miles", which was to be a collaboration between Jim Henson, Jon Stone, and Maurice Sendak. It also talks a bit about Henson's collaborations with Sendak on Sesame Street.
This one truly takes the cake for rare unseen works. Apparently Jim and Jerry Juhl were commissioned by RCA to help demonstrate the precursor to VCR's and DVD players called Select-a-Vision. Check out the entry and watch the video.
So we finally know how they did the scene with Kermit and Miss Piggy riding in circles (which Jim Henson once said was so complicated we'd have to figure it out on our own). The photos also reveal that Brian Henson operated Scooter on a bicycle in The Muppets Take Manhattan (Brian wasn't credited in that movie, so I had no idea).