Watch ‘Muppet Christmas Carol’ with Brian Henson & Dave Goelz!

Jarrod Fairclough – The Muppet Christmas Carol is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, and Disney have done a wonderful job ensuring the film gets the recognition it deserves.  There’s been quizzes, cards and even an edible poster. And now, in the biggest treat of the year, director Brian Henson and Muppet performer Dave Goelz have sat…

Happytime Murders Release Date!

Jarrod Fairclough – Happy time news for Happytime fans!  The long awaited Henson Company film Happytime Murders, which will star Melissa McCarthy and a bunch of puppets, has finally gotten a release date! The crime-noir film, directed by Brian Henson, will be released August 17, 2018!  That’s only 13 months from now! We can’t wait!  Better…

Melissa McCarthy Joins ‘Happytime Murders’

Variety are reporting that comedy star Melissa McCarthy has signed on to join the Henson Company puppet noir film Happytime Murders, which is scheduled to begin production in August. In a statement, Melissa said “When a really good script combines puppet strippers, Los Angeles’ underbelly, and comedy, it’s like my fever dream has finally come true”…

Interview with Muppet Performer Andrew Spooner – Part 2

Andrew Spooner has been a Muppet performer since 1994, performing in various feature films and television series’. Andrew currently plays Elmo’s Uncle Furgus, on The Furchester Hotel.  You can read Part 1 of our interview here. The Muppet Mindset:  Was your first project Muppet Treasure Island?  What do you remember from that time? Andrew:  I…

Interview with Muppet Performer Andrew Spooner – Part 1

Andrew Spooner has been a Muppet performer since 1994, performing in various feature films and television series’. Andrew currently plays Elmo’s Uncle Furgus, on The Furchester Hotel.  The following interview has taken over a year to organize and complete, but it was entirely worth it. The Muppet Mindset: Hi Andrew, welcome to The Muppet Mindset!  Can…

Muppet Newsflash – 2nd July 2015

News Update – 2nd July 2015 The Muppet Mobile Theater has been travelling across the country giving audiences the chance to watch the presentation pilot for the upcoming series The Muppets.  We’ve been fortunate enough to see the entire thing, and we can confirm that it’s incredible, with many laugh out loud moments.  There are still…

Muppetology 101: Intro to Muppet Performers, Part 3

Ryan Dosier – Greetings, students! Welcome back once again to Muppetology 101, the course where bein’ green is always encouraged. Today, we return to Intro to Muppet Performers with six more of the men and women who make the Muppets the best. Let’s get started, shall we? MARTIN P. ROBINSON Born March 9, 1954 First Muppet Production: Sesame…