News Update: March 11, 2011

NEWS UPDATE: March 10, 2011

Parks and Recreation‘s Rashida Jones, one of the human leads of the upcoming The Muppets movie, talked to MTV’s Movies Blog about the picture and her involvement. She called the experience “…surreal and awesome and really fun.” (Duh.) Jones also mentioned her special involvement with Kermit in the movie, saying that she even requested for him to be off-camera with her, treating him like a real person on and off camera. (You mean he’s not a real person?) But what really excites this Muppet fan is this paragraph: “They have successfully addressed the fact that [the Muppets have] kind of been gone a while and the fact that this generation doesn’t really know who they are…I think they did a great job of balancing what was and what should and will be.” If that isn’t a fantastic endorsement for the movie, I don’t know what is!

Roger Langridge’s final arc of The Muppet Show Comic Book, “Four Seasons,” has been tossed around with release dates since Christmas time with very little in the way of actual updates on the likelihood of seeing the arc released. Well, unfortunately, our good friends over at ToughPigs have a reluctant and disappointing answer. It’s all very complicated and annoying, but the main point is that at this time there are no plans to release the arc. The best way to possibly see this arc released is to send a bunch of tweets to Disney Comics on Twitter (@DisneyComics), telling them how much we’d love to see this final arc of this fantastic book released.

Remember a few weeks ago when Neil Patrick Harris interviewed Brian Henson at the San Francisco SketchFest? Well, photos of said event have finally surfaced over on the Henson Alternative Wiki. There are some incredible pictures of both Brian and NPH fooling around with some Henson puppets and they both appear to be having a fantastic time. (Once again, duh.) This once again makes me wish I could have been there for this awesome event!

Friend of the blog and fun guy Cory Edwards has an incredible charity auction going on now on his blog. He is auctioning off a signed copy of the Fraggle Rock Complete Series set, autographed by Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, and Karen Prell, along with their Fraggle characters including Boober Fraggle, Wembley Fraggle, Red Fraggle, World’s Oldest Fraggle, Large Marvin, and more! If I had the money I would most certainly bid on this incredible collector’s item… so I really hope a caring Muppet fans gets this great piece to add to his or her collection!

The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier

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