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…

Visiting The Henson Lot!

Kevin Hansen – So let me start off by saying that I’ve been a huge Muppet fan my whole life. I was born in 1982 and I started watching Sesame Street since before I can remember. Muppet Babies played a big role in my childhood as well, and I remember waking up in the morning when…

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”…

An Adorable Look Behind the Scenes of Word Party

Jarrod Fairclough – Back in July 2016 Netflix premiered Word Party, a cute show by The Jim Henson Company about animals who sing, dance and play.  Starring Avenue Q’s John Tartaglia, the show is well worth a look if you have small kids. Recently, the most adorable reporter in the world Lindalee Rose took her YouTube channel…

Tickets Available to Honor Dave Goelz

Jarrod Fairclough – You know who I love?  Dave Goelz.  He’s a talented Muppet performer, puppet builder, and a very sweet man to talk to.  You know who else loves him?  Everyone! That’s why the Center for Puppetry Arts and The Jim Henson Company are teaming up to honor the man on September 24th!  We alerted…

Muppetology 101: History of Television Animation

Abigail Maughan – Welcome back to Muppetology 101, Muppet fans! Today we are going to look at some of the major forays into cartoons made in Muppet history. From short segments on Sesame Street, to the mega hit of Muppet Babies, to the Henson Company’s upcoming show Splash and Bubbles, animation has been the close companion…