Muppet Studios Releases Statement

Jarrod Fairclough – Well, this keeps on getting stranger each day.  After Steve Whitmire began posting stories on his new website about being dismissed from his role as Kermit, The Muppets Studio has released the following statement: “The role of Kermit the Frog is an iconic one that is beloved by fans and we take our…

A Rock & A Hard Place.

Jarrod Fairclough – The past 72 hours has been a whirlwind after we and ToughPigs announced that Steve Whitmire was no longer with The Muppets.  I knew it was going to be news worthy, but I never expected to wake up three days in a row with emails from NPR, BBC, The Washington Post, and various…

Steve Whitmire Releases Statement

In a surprising turn of events, Steve Whitmire has today released a statement on his departure from The Muppets, revealing that he was in fact let go from his role as Kermit. While we cannot confirm that this is definitely Steve that has written this, we also have no reason to believe it is not.…

Exclusive: Steve Whitmire Has Left The Muppets

Jarrod Fairclough – Over the past few months many comments have been made online relating to the whereabouts of Steve Whitmire, performer of Kermit the Frog, Rizzo the Rat, Statler, Beaker and many others.  We haven’t seen any new content with his characters since 2016, and his absence has become increasingly conspicuous. In news from Disney…

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…

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Jarrod Fairclough – Full House.  Arrested Development.  That one show with Rita Moreno where instead of singing ‘Fever’ she’s the matriarch of some family taking it one day at a time (I think it’s called ‘The Lady Who Takes It Daily’, although on second thought that doesn’t sound family friendly).  These are just a few of…

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”…