"Muppets Now" premieres on Disney+
The Muppets fifth series of all time debuted on Disney+. Make plans to watch one of the most anticipated shows of the year. New episodes premiere every Friday through September 4.
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.
50 Years and Still Sunny!
Read fan reactions and let us know your thoughts on the all-new Sesame Street documentary "50 Years and Still Sunny!" hosted by Gloria Estefan.
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, Apple, Amazon and Google. Listen to Muppet music 24/7 wherever you go with TuneIn and Apple apps and devices.
Today I read a report of what Universal Studios had conceptualized during the 90’s. What eventually came to be was Islands of Adventure. It was impressive when I saw it in 2001- especially Seuss Island. But it could’ve been so much more. If everything went through Universal might’ve blown Disney away.
There was a big park planned (a whole park, not just a section) based around Looney Tunes, and DC superheroes. There would have been big coasters and dark rides and interactive shows based on Batman and Superman. Negotiations broke down with Warner Brothers, who wanted a 10% royalty rate for the likeness of their characters in the parks. Universal offered 6% and would not budge.
Universal lost out on Looney Tunes, Tiny Toons (who would’ve had their own kiddie section), and DC. They did pick up Seuss, Marvel, Jay Ward’s Rocky and Bullwinkle, and much later Harry Potter.
But in 1996 Universal’s Roy Sheinberg told Warner’s “We don’t need your f&$@ing characters”. Warner dropped down to 7%, but Shriners wouldn’t budge. So Looney Tunes and DC went to Six Flags.
In Orlando, Disney is still #1, way ahead of Universal. But Universal’s cheapness cost them. Like I said, Islands of Adventure was pretty neat, but was only a remnant of what could’ve been.
When I looked up who that is, I found out we had the same birthday (and she died on my dad’s birthday). In fact, here’s a list of other people with the same birthday as me:
Sacha Baron Cohen
Jason Friedberg (of Seltzer and Friedberg infamy)
The guy who plays Lucas on Stranger Things
One of the guys from BTS
Edit: I also found out I share my birthday with Bill Odenkirk, a writer for the Simpsons and Bob Odenkirk’s brother (he even guest starred in an episode Bill wrote that aired on his birthday last year). What’s even cooler is that I found out he was even born in the same city as me.
I was born April 21, so I share my birthday with
I just squeezed into April 21. If I was born on April 20, I’d have to share my birthday with Hitler.
Thanks, Mom, for staying in labor one more hour!