At a new NYC exhibit there are 180 Muppets. You can also make your own. But what is most amazing is the story of their creator Jim Henson, and how Kermit and Miss Piggy came to be.
Jim Henson, the relentless innovator who gave the world Kermit the Frog and "The Muppet Show," is getting a permanent tribute in New York, nearly 30 years after his death. If rarely seen on camera, Henson lived and breathed television,...Show More Summary
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new exhibit featuring the work of Muppets creator Jim Henson goes on permanent display in New York City on Saturday to celebrate the career of the American puppeteer who brought to life such characters as Miss Piggy and Big Bird. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
. Former Kermit the Frog puppeteer Steve Whitmire has finally spoken out about his unexpected firing from Muppets, saying he was “stunned” after being told the devastating news, RadarOnline.com can reveal. In an interview with TODAY, Whitmire said producers gave him “no advanced warning” on the incident. “Nothing had ever been framed to me as Read More
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The news that long-time Kermit the Frog voice Steve Whitmire was being replaced disappointed many fans. However, since the news broke, details have been coming out that indicate that what was going on behind the scenes at Muppet Studios was kind of a mess.
Steve Whitmire was recently let go from Disney as the voice of Kermit the Frog. Muppets Studio released a statement on Monday saying that Whitmire was fired for 'unacceptable business behavior.'
Last week, two Muppet fan communities jointly reported a shocking turn of events. After decades of playing some of the franchise's most recognisable characters, including Kermit the Frog, veteran puppeteer Steve Whitmire had been fired. Show More Summary
Cheryl Henson, a Jim Henson Co. board member and daughter of the Muppets creator, is weighing in on the recent controversy surrounding the beloved children’s characters. After Disney fired Steve Whitmire, the long-time voice and string-puller of Kermit the Frog, there’s been plenty of finger pointing about what went wrong. ... More »
Cheryl Henson, Jim Henson Co. board member and daughter of the late Muppet creator, wrote a Facebook post in regards to the firing of former Kermit the Frog actor Steve Whitmire, claiming that his version of the story is “ridiculously...Show More Summary
Steve Whitmire, the longtime voice of Kermit the Frog, was fired back in October and now, Debbie McClellan, head of the Muppets Studio division of Disney, is explaining what happened. “The role of Kermit the Frog is an iconic one that is beloved by fans and we take our responsibility to protect the integrity of [...]
Zeerak, a 4-year-old boy muppet, fights for gender equality and girls' education.
The war of words rages on, but none of them are coming from the little green frog. The Muppets Studio released a statement Monday revealing a bit more about its decision to part ways with longtime Kermit the Frog puppeteer Steve Whitmire. “The role of Kermit the Frog is an iconic one that is...
A new statement from Disney offers reasons for the sudden dispatch of Muppets performer Steve Whitmire.
Steve Whitmire, 58, had been voicing the Muppets' flagship character for the 27 years since Jim Henson died. He says, "The only thing I've done my whole adult life, and it's just been taken away from me. I just couldn't understand why we couldn't resolve this." The head of the Muppets Studio, on the other […]
It ain't easy being an outspoken voice actor! Last week, it was announced that Steve Whitmire was being replaced by Matt Vogel as the voice of Kermit the Frog. And like all showbiz shakeups, the recasting didn't come without some drama! Photo: Disney Princesses Have A Royal Reunion IRL! After Whitmire revealed the Muppets Studio had fired him back [...]
The Muppets Studio released an official statement in regards to the firing of Steve Whitmire, who voiced of the iconic character of Kermit the Frog for 27 years. A spokesperson for the Muppets Studio made an official statement on the...Show More Summary
The longtime voice of Kermit the Frog, Steve Whitmire, was fired by the Muppets Studio for a pattern of what the studio today called “repeated unacceptable business conduct,” the AP reports. Whitmire, who had been with the Muppets since 1978,...
After serving as the voice of Kermit the Frog for 27 years, actor and longtime Muppets vet Steve Whitmire didn’t hold back on his feelings about being let go. Now Disney is telling its side of the story. In a statement via the Hollywood Reporter, the company says that the...
In his first interview since being ousted as Kermit, Steve Whitmire said he had been given little warning. Disney painted a different picture.