Today marks the birthday of the late great Jim Henson, the kid from Greenville, Mississippi who would go on to entertain millions worldwide as the creative force behind The Muppets and Sesame Street.
While Sesame Street continues its remarkable run – 2015 marks its 46th year on the air – The Muppets have found their way back into the public’s consciousness thanks to the 2011 Disney reboot The Muppets, which won critical acclaim and a lazy $150 million at the box office.
The Muppets were a staple for generations of Australian children, with a sense of play and an eye for pop culture that has been nearly impossible to replicate since it began. That’s why the current ‘Second Coming’ makes perfect sense!
Speaking of Muppets fans, The Muppets Character Encyclopedia is a must-have for new fans eager for background on their new favourite Muppets as well as older fans wanting to relive the original TV series. And it’s essential reading ahead of the new Muppets TV show.
That’s right, there’s a NEW MUPPETS SHOW!
Check out the trailer below. Think The Muppet Show meets The Office. It’s going to be good.
And we have Jim Henson to thank!
The Muppets Character Encyclopedia
The most sensational, inspirational, muppetational character encyclopedia ever!
Play the music, light the lights, and meet all your favourite characters from the Muppets in The Muppets Character Encyclopedia. From Animal to Zoot, meet over 200 of the most memorable and best-loved Muppet characters from the 1970s to the present day.
Packed with facts about Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, The Swedish Chef, and all their wild and wacky buddies. Featuring full-colour images of each Muppets character with annotations.
Fact files provide info on each character (and some little known facts), including their role in the Muppets pantheon and details of their first appearance.
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