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Friday
Nov182011

Behind the Scenes Muppeteering

The new Muppets movie "The Muppets" will be released in a few days. We thought we'd bring you some old behind the scenes photos of Muppet magic– mostly from Sesame Street.

"After earlier unsuccessful attempts, The Walt Disney Company bought the Muppets in 2004. Exceptions include characters appearing on Sesame Street (as they were previously sold to Sesame Workshop, although they have always had creative rights, only paying The Jim Henson Company to create and provide their Muppet characters for their use) and the Fraggles of Fraggle Rock (which are still owned by The Jim Henson Company). The legal trademark on the term "Muppet" is currently held by The Muppets Studio, a division of The Walt Disney Company, although Sesame Workshop and The Jim Henson Company continue to use the term on their characters with certain permissions from Disney." Thank you, Wikipedia.

 

Images scanned from our personal collections. Images ©The Jim Henson Company

 

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Wednesday
Apr142010

I Love it When They Get Things Right

On this blog, we tend to focus on the things we wish we could change with the Walt Disney Company. This is because we are so passionate about preserving the energy of the company that inspired us so much as children and we want the memories that have ignited our own creativity to exist forever. However, I would like to take just a moment to acknowledge a few things Disney has recently done really right in my eyes.
 

The cleansing of Pleasure Island.  Thank you. Good bye seedy and unimaginative nightclubs, no one will miss you but the sleazy and disreputable.

 
 

The Return of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln to Disneyland.  Welcome back Mr. Lincoln. You look great. Your moments were greatly missed.


 

The normalizing of Kermit and Piggy.  
It’s a small thing, but it means a lot to me. I am so happy they discontinued use of these ugly, overgrown costumes. Jim Hensen hated them and so do I. I am wishing on a star tonight that they will never be used again.
 

 



And don’t forget....THE RETURN OF CAPTAIN EO.
  I am so happy this is back. The over 500 fans that lined up outside for its opening are happy it’s back, too.