The Muppets

The Muppets

 

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The Muppets are an ensemble cast of puppet characters known for their self-aware, burlesque, and meta-referential style of variety-sketch comedy. Created by Jim and Jane Henson in 1955, they are the namesake for the Disney media franchise that encompasses television, music, film, and other media associated with the characters.

The Muppets originated in the short-form television series Sam and Friends, which aired from 1955 to 1961. Following appearances on late night talk shows and in advertising during the 1960s, the Muppets began appearing on Sesame Street in 1969. The Muppets attained celebrity status and international recognition through their breakout roles in The Muppet Show (1976–1981), a primetime television series that garnered four Primetime Emmy Award wins and twenty-one nominations during its five-year run.

During the 1970s and 1980s, the Muppets diversified into theatrical feature films, including The Muppet Movie (1979); The Great Muppet Caper (1981); and The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984). The Walt Disney Company began involvement with the Muppets in the late 1980s, during which Henson entered negotiations to sell the Jim Henson Company. The Muppets continued their media presence in the 1990s with television series The Jim Henson Hour (1989) and Muppets Tonight (1996–98), both of which were similar in format to The Muppet Show, and three films: The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), Muppet Treasure Island (1996), and Muppets from Space (1999).

Disney acquired the Muppets in February 2004, allowing the characters to gain broader public exposure than in previous years.[1][2][3] Under Disney, the Muppets achieved revitalized success, starring in two films - The Muppets (2011) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014) - as well as a short-lived primetime television series on ABC[4][5][6][7][8] and a reboot of the Muppet Babies animated series.

Throughout their six decades of existence, the Muppets have been regarded as a staple of the entertainment industry and popular culture in the United States, receiving recognition from various cultural institutions and organizations, including the American Film Institute, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Library of Congress, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Highlights10

We're Doing a Best Of
Album
We're Doing a Best Of is an album by musical group The Muppets, released on June 29, 2018.
Muppets: The Green Album
 
Muppets: The Green Album is a cover album of twelve Muppet songs by various contemporary music artists.
The Muppets
 
The Muppets: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack is a soundtrack album released by Walt Disney Records on November 22, 2011 for the musical comedy film The Muppets.
The Muppets: A Green and Red Christmas
 
The Muppets: A Green and Red Christmas is a Christmas album by The Muppets.

Photos - The Muppets147

People Recently Photographed at The Muppets Events3

Popular Albums10

Album Appearances & References16

Popular Songs2

Song Appearances & References5

Minor Film Appearances & References19

TV Shows28

Minor Play Appearances & References1

Book References & Influences1

Collaborators & Influencers8

Other Music-Related Relationships5

Awards & Nominations7

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Videos51

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News Articles8

Elmo, meet ‘Dr. Heather’: Air Force secretary talks STEM with Sesame Street characters
  –  November 9, 2018
Nov. 8 was National STEM Day. The video begins with “Dr. Heather,” as the Muppets call her, reassuring Elmo and Abby that they could grow up to become pilots. (That’s one way to fix the Air Force’s pilot shortfall.) But that’s not all ...
Disney results jump on strong movie slate
  –  November 8, 2018
And a Disney-branded streaming service is expected to launch later next year. Disney properties include Disney cartoons, "Star Wars," Pixar, the Muppets and many of the Marvel superhero characters. With the pending Fox deal, Disney now also takes a ...
Elvis Costello proves that good things come to those who wait (review)
  –  November 8, 2018
"This is the worst show I've ever seen," the other said. They reminded me of Statler and Waldorf, the cantankerous, opinionated critics from the Muppets. They didn't wait until the intermission (there wasn't one, save for the minute or two between the main ...
How David Bowie and The Muppets inspired Jake Shears’ new album
  –  November 5, 2018
Jake Shears talks about his new self-titled album and new single, Creep City, and the future of ‘Scissor Sisters’ <iframe src="https://globalnews.ca/video/embed/4630395/" width="670" height ...
Thanksgiving Box Office: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Battles ‘Creed II,’ ‘Robin Hood’
  –  November 1, 2018
Henson and Gal Gadot are voicing new characters. Disney is leaning into its Rolodex of characters, so a band of princesses, the Muppets, “Star Wars” characters, and Marvel superheroes will ...
The Muppets' Fozzie Bear gets insulted by Dara Ó Briain, Alex Jones AND viewers live on The One Show
  –  October 20, 2018
The One Show had the pleasure of welcoming The Muppets' legendary Fozzie Bear on Friday (February 23), and how they did treat him? Like one of the Swedish Chef's discarded chickens. The furry stand-up comic dropped by the BBC One chat show to promote The ...
Not Just for Kids! The New Muppets Book Infuses Classic Fairy Tales With a Touch of Pop Culture
  –  October 12, 2018
There’s a fun way for elementary school kids (and parents!) to engage in literary classics: Let the Muppets help. Plus, they’re not just tales with the Muppets layered on top — Jackson wove in fun, and sometimes surprising, pop culture references ...
The Muppets
  –  September 12, 2018
Fun songs, great humor, and a lot of entertaining cameos make “The Muppets” a fun movie for both adults and children. It’s a good revitalization of the Muppets franchise. Even though Gary is human and Walter is a puppet, they’re as close as ...
 
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