Muppet Newsflash – 5th April 2019

Muppet Newsflash

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Julia’s Family Is Coming To Sesame Street
Sesame Workshop introduced Julia back in 2017, and many people fell in love with her.  The importance of showing children with autism are just as capable as those without is a huge deal, and showing that they have a life filled with friends is wonderful.  Well, with friends comes family, and now Julia is getting a family of her own.  Appearing in a series of online videos, and likely on the series as well, is Julia’s father Daniel (Peter Linz), Julia’s mother Elena (Kathleen Kim), her brother Samuel (Spencer Lott) and her dog Rose (Leslie Carrara-Rudolph).  Sesame released a couple of videos, including a behind the scenes look at their creation and why it was important to introduce them.  Take a look!


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Henson Company On Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime members are in for a real treat.  Variety reports that Amazon’s streaming service now has a bunch of great Henson productions available, including;
The Jim Henson Hour segments “The Song of the Cloud Forest,” “Living with Dinosaurs,” “Lighthouse Island,” and “Monster Maker.”
– The 1984 Fraggle Rock video compilations “Fraggle Songs” and “Doozer Music”
Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series
– The preschool series Pajanimals

And for those outside the US, included is;
– All 96 episodes of Fraggle Rock
The Storyteller
The Storyteller: Greek Myths
Mother Goose Stories
The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss

Due to copyright restrictions, the second lot isn’t for US audiences.  These shows all join the Henson series Farscape which was recently added to the streaming service to much excitement!


Hallmark 2019 Ornaments
For a long time now Hallmark have released Muppet ornaments that adorn Christmas trees everywhere, and 2019 is no different.  Recently announced is this Kermit the Frog ornament, which has him sitting in a directors chair with a red hat, akin to the final moments of The Muppet Movie.  Unlike other years, this one won’t play a sound.

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But that’s not all, as this year we’re also getting three Sesame Street ornaments!  Big Bird comes with the Sesame Street signpost, Cookie comes with cookies, and Elmo comes with a sense of confidence that rivals mine.

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All are available for pre-order now, and will be available on July 13th.  You can click on their names here to pre-order each one:
Kermit
Big Bird
Cookie Monster
Elmo