News Update: April 15, 2010

NEWS UPDATE: April 15, 2010
Earlier this week, our friends from have reported that Lionsgate is continuing its trend of releasing loads of rare Henson specials on DVD. The next release? 1989’s “Sesame Street: 20 Years and Still Counting” special on July 6th. This is an extremely exciting release since this special has never been commercially released and… it’s just an awesome special.

Yesterday, Greg over at The Muppet Newsflash tweeted two new pictures of the upcoming “Muppet Monopoly” and “Muppet Yahtzee” board games being released this August. At this point it is still not known if the Monopoly will be a straight re-release of 2002’s Muppet version or if it is entirely new.

Have you heard of Google? Well, I hadn’t until I heard that Sesame Street’s 40th Anniversary was being promoted on their logos this past fall. (Kidding, of course.) The fine folks at Google have teamed up with the even more fine folks at Sesame Street once again to create some new, actual commercials for the search engine. Both Bert and Cookie Monster receive the commercial treatment, and they’re both awesome. (Thanks to our friends at ToughPigs for picking up on this story!)

Speaking of ToughPigs, they’ve posted a great interview with Roger Langridge about adding Skeeter to the comic book world of the Muppets. It’s incredibly insightful and I highly recommend checking it out!

And of course, the big news of the week is that The Muppets “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been nominated for two Webby Awards in the Music and Viral categories. If you haven’t done so yet, get over there and vote! Thanks to us, the Muppets currently have a huge lead in the polls in both categories, so keep voting and keep it up!

The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier

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