NEWS UPDATE: March 19, 2010
Big news this week from our good friends at TVShowsOnDVD.com who announced this week that the Jim Henson classic comedy special, Dog City will be released on DVD on June 8, 2010. An early look at the DVD cover art (pictured at right) shows that Rowlf, a prominent player in the spcecial, will be in the special. This is a great sign for Disney/Henson relations for future releases. I’ll keep you posted on any future updates about the DVD and its release.
Remember when the Muppets appeared on Christmas at Rockefeller Center on NBC this past December? As you’ll recall, most of the country only got to see Kermit and the gang singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and missed out on seeing The Electric Mayhem’s first television performance in years. Well, some kind soul has uploaded the video of Dr. Teeth and the band performing “Run, Run Rudolph.” Be sure to check it out. It’s fantastic to see the triumphant return of everyone’s favorite band!
In other news, “Muppet King Arthur” #3 and “The Muppet Show Comic Book: On the Road” #3 have been released these past two weeks and are showing very positive reviews. Be sure to check your local comic book store for these great continuations of these Muppet stories.
Various Hollywood insiders are reporting that Jason Segel will officially play the human lead in the new Muppet movie. Which… is something that most Muppet fans have assumed since the script was announced (probably because Segel said he was going to play the human lead). Still no word on the official plot or title of the film (they’re still fighting with marquee companies on how to fit “The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time” or “The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made” onto their signs.
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier