Everyone knows the Muppets. This group of fuzzy, goggle-eyed puppets has been delighting audiences worldwide since even before the debut of the Muppet show in 1976. The Muppets were “born” when Jim and his future wife Jane Nebel created a five minute puppet show on a Washington TV station called “Sam and Friends.” Famous Muppet “Kermit” was conceived from a character on the show, but he nowhere resembled the famous frog we know today.
Jim Henson was much like Walt Disney – a dreamer and a doer. Walt created a magical world of cartoon characters and fairytales, Jim’s magical world consisted of lovable, cuddly puppets. And like Walt, Jim brought out the best in his workers and was an inspiration to all who knew him. Even at home with his five children; Jim was as playful and good-natured as the Muppets he conceived.
Congratulations to Jim M., NDP #187, winner of the November riddle. Jim knew the two old men from The Muppet Show, Statler and Waldorf, are named after the Waldorf Astoria and The Statler, two New York City hotels. He also mentioned the fact that Waldorf’s wife is named Astoria. Very clever! Jim is the winner of a Disney Christmas ornament featuring Kermit and Miss Piggy.
Thanks to everyone who entered. Be sure to check out the December riddle for a chance to win a Disney key chain.
Contributed by: Sherri Jeffries (NDM#237) Sherri is the DDL Riddler.
I love the Muppets. No, I mean, I really love the Muppets. I have seen the original Muppet Movie more times than I care to count. The Muppet Christmas Carol is probably my favorite holiday film. My children constantly demand to watch all three seasons of the Muppet Show on DVD, despite Sandy Duncan hosting. So when I say I was greatly anticipating Jason Segel’s take on The Muppets, that is possibly the biggest understatement I could make.
Posted in Disney Reviews, Movies Also tagged 80s Robot, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Jason Segel, Jim Henson, Kermit The Frog, Rowlf, Scooter, Statler, The Muppets, Waldorf, Walter
November is the month for Thanksgiving, family, football and The Muppets. That’s right. Our friends from the Muppet Show are returning in the Disney movie The Muppets. We will be reunited with Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and the rest of the gang. Two of my favorite Muppets are Statler and Waldorf. I love their funny comments about the other characters. They’re one of my favorite parts of the Muppetvision 3D show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
*Contributed by: Justin Poe (NDI#33). Justin is not employed by Disney but is a voice talent that entertains. He also in the creator of Disney Voice Guy.*
Every Neurotic Disney Person has something that makes him or her a unique personality, but May’s Neurotic Disney Person of the Month stands out because he has a talent that makes him several unique personalities–Disney personalities. Meet Justin Poe, Neurotic Disney Individual #33.
Posted in DDL Announcements, NDP Community Also tagged Cars, Cheshire Cat, Disney Voice Guy, Goofy, Gopher, Justin Poe, Kermit, Mad Hatter, Neurotic Disney Individual, Neurotic Disney Person, Pete, Pixar, Rascal Flats, Winnie the Pooh