News Update: February 7, 2013

NEWS UPDATE: February 7, 2013

The Muppets… Again is currently filming over in London and last week Disney released some awesome publicity stills for the upcoming film. Well, our friends at have posted all of the released images in hi-resolution, including the picture below, which we missed last week. Enjoy!

Master Muppet songwriter Paul Williams (The Muppet Movie, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Emmett Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas) will be a guest on CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. This is exciting for many reasons: One, because Craig Ferguson is my personal favorite late night talk show host. Two, because Craig is a Muppet fan and will most likely ask Paul about working with Kermit and friends. Third, Paul is awesome and I’m sure he’ll be great on the show. So set your DVRs (or your VCRs, if you’re still there, I guess) or tune in tonight to see Paul Williams on the show! If you miss it, be on the lookout for clips from the appearance here on The Muppet Mindset!

The folks who brought us a release of A Special Sesame Street Christmas on DVD last year are releasing the 1978 special Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring on DVD on April 23rd. Why should this matter to Muppet fans? Because the Muppets play a big part in this special. Kermit, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, and a whole bunch of other Muppets appear to sing and play along with Julie Andrews. I’ve never seen the special, so I don’t know if it’s worth buying just for the Muppet parts. In any case, the DVD is available for pre-order on Amazon now.

On the final page of their “Farewell: Remember the Friends We Lost in 2012” issue, LIFE Magazine released a gorgeous tribute to Muppeteer Jerry Nelson, who passed away in August. The tribute was illustrated by Caroll Spinney with some incredible words written by the LIFE people. You can see our exclusive scan of the page below. Make sure you click on the picture to make it bigger to read the entire beautiful tribute.

The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier,

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