Muppet Newsflash: 22nd June 2020

Muppet Newsflash


Dinosaurs Could Come To Disney+
In what is an exciting rumor, it’s possible that the ABC series Dinosaurs is coming to Disney+ later in the year.  The news was dropped in passing by Ryan Reynolds (yes, that Ryan Reynolds) during the ABC gameshow Don’t, in which he serves as announcer.  We’re unsure if this is actually happening, so for the moment we’re going to claim it as a rumor.  We’ve put some feelers out to Disney to see if they can confirm the news!

Coming Soon: Elmo’s World News
As much as people don’t want to think about it, COVID-19 is still a very real threat, and millions of people are still in lockdown.  So Sesame Workshop have reached out to their co-productions all around the world to create the new special Elmo’s World News.  The Elmo, Cookie and Grover we’re all familiar with will take part, as well as characters from Gali Gali Sim Sim and Ahlan Sim Sim.  The special will air sometime this week (we haven’t had an exact date) and be available in 13 different languages!  Check out the trailer above.


The Dark Crystal Bestiary
Our pals at Insight Editions are releasing a brand new Dark Crystal book all about the magical and mythical creatures of Thra.  Filled with gorgeous illustrations and interesting tidbits, The Dark Crystal Bestiary will be available from October 13th and is available for pre-sale right here.  The cover of the book can be seen above, and our pals at ToughPigs have a few more to show off here.


ToughPigs – Muppet Fans Doing Good
Don’t forget, the good folks at ToughPigs are still in the midst of their #MuppetFansDoingGood campaign, helping raise funds for #BlackLivesMatter and some very worthy causes.  There are some amazing prizes up for grabs, and new ones include Matt Vogel’s personal script from Muppets Most Wanted and an extremely rare Wilkins puppet.  Even more exciting, now international entrants can get in the draw, due to a kind anonymous donor offering to cover any international shipping costs!  You can find out more information here.