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Disney buys Muppets and Bear in February 2004

It finally happened. After fifteen years of speculation, Disney bought Jim Henson's Muppets and Bear in the Big Blue House. This move highlighted 2004. Find out what else happened in our 2004 year in review.



The Mouse sends Muppets to promo land
December 22, 2004

Disney relaunches Muppets.com
November 17, 2004

Sesame Workshop and partners to launch new channel in 2005
October 20, 2004

Five Children and It Trailer premieres
October 18, 2004

Farscape's thundering climax unleashed in "Peacekeeper Wars"
October 13, 2004

Henson film festival November 20-21 in New York
October 11, 2004

The new Henson.com
October 7, 2004

The Muppets Wizard of Oz cast list
September 28, 2004

Meet Kermit and Piggy at California Adventure
September 19, 2004

Countdown to new Muppets.com
September 18, 2004

Cast announced for The Muppets Wonderful Wizard of Oz
August 26, 2004

Recasts held for Jerry Nelson's characters
July 21, 2004

Muppet Wizard of Oz to film in September
July 7, 2004

Creature Shop in "Around the World in 80 Days"
June 16, 2004

Official MirrorMask Site Online
June 15, 2004

Frank Oz's Stepford Wives debuts June 11
June 10, 2004

Sesame Workshop to develop new channel with Comcast, HIT
June 9, 2004

Avenue Q wins Best Musical, Score and Book
June 6, 2004

New Pizza Hut commercial to air in June
May 23, 2004

Sesame Workshop launches "Healthy Habits for Life"
May 20, 2004

Spinney highlights Villanova's graduation ceremony
May 17, 2004

Animal's House Party coming to Disney's California Adventure
May 6, 2004

Disney completes acquisition of the Muppets and Bear in the Big Blue House
April 28, 2004

Brian Henson chats with Farscape fans
April 22, 2004

Henson, MGM prime plans for film pact
April 20, 2004

JHC and HIT establish worldwide distribution and production venture
April 1, 2004

Muppets to star on "The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour"
March 22, 2004

The Muppets head for Oz
March 16, 2004

Caroll Spinney book signing at San Jose on March 25
February 19, 2004

Henson employees receive e-mail about Disney deal
February 18, 2004

Disney buys Jim Henson's Muppets and Bear
February 17, 2004

Sesame Muppets to appear on NBC's West Wing in March
February 12, 2004

Muppets resurgence at Disney's California Adventure
February 4, 2004

Sesame Street 35th anniversary trivia game
February 3, 2004

Sesame Street Live on NBC's Today February 4
February 3, 2004

The Muppets Amazing Staying Power
February 1, 2004

The Muppets and Jessica Simpson star in Superbowl commercial
January 27, 2004

Miss Piggy's Mastercard commercial re-airs
January 18, 2004

Grover and Zoe encourage reading in Pizza Hut's "Book It! Beginners"
January 14, 2004

Sesame's 35th season kicks off with a prime-time special
January 13, 2004

NVIDIA and Jim Henson's Creature Shop to bring cinematic computing to life
January 8, 2004

RUMOR: Muppet Wizard of Oz Casting News
January 1, 2004

Bob McGrath, Elmo, and Grover to appear in Toronto February 8
January 1, 2004



11/20-21: Muppets, Music & Magic: Jim Henson's Legacy: Film Festival in New York


10/17-18: Farscape: Peacekeeper Wars


9/19: Kermit, Miss Piggy on Emmy Red Carpet

New Miss Piggy Pizza Hut Commercial

9/6: Johnny, Sal and Bear on Jerry Lewis Telethon


4/12-16: Elmo on Hollywood Squares

4/4: "The Street We Live On" Prime Time Special

4/5: Sesame Street Season 35 begins


3/3: Sesame Muppets to appear on NBC's West Wing

3/25: Carroll Spinney book signing at San Jose


2/1: The Muppets and Jessica Simpson will star in a Pizza Hut Superbowl commercial

2/4: Sesame Street Live on NBC's Today Show

2/8: Bob McGrath, Elmo, and Grover to appear in Toronto

2/20: Sesame's Dr. Phil parody to premiere February 20


1/12-16: Bear on Hollywood Squares


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