NEWS UPDATE: December 10, 2009
"I Believe," Kermit's duet with Disney star Tiffany Thornton, is now available for digital download via Amazon and iTunes. It'll only cost you $0.99, and it's a pretty good song, so why not?
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa is available for viewing on Hulu through December 20th. So if you haven't seen the special and don't feel like watching it on NBC or buying the DVD, now's your chance to watch it for the next ten days!
Also on Hulu is Andrea Bocelli's performance with the Muppets from Monday's The Jay Leno Show. (Spoiler alert: They sang "Jingle Bells" again.) Watch as Jay snubs Miss Piggy and makes a bad swine flu joke!
Last Thursday, Kermit and Miss Piggy appeared on NBC's Today and were absolutely fantastic. Here are the two clips of the frog and the pig doing what they do best--being themselves!
The wonderful people at Sesame Street have launched their first eBook website where children and parents can read books online. This wouldn't be incredibly spectacular for adult Muppet fans, except that you can have The Monster at the End of This Book read to you by the one and only Grover! Awesome? Sha. Times, like, twelve.
Our good friends at ToughPigs debuted a brand spanking new website (no actual spanking involved) on Sunday to much love and gusto (at least from me). The new layout and design is absolutely spectacular and we send all of our congratulations to Ryan, Joe, and the rest of the ToughPigs gang!
Speaking of those sturdy swine, you absolutely MUST check out their interview with the always amazing, ever incredible, Jerry Nelson. I can put it no better than ToughPigs did... if puppetry was music, Jerry would be a Beatle. Go check it out!
And last, but certainly not least, according to Queen Online, the official website for all things Queen music, the Muppets extremely successful version of the Queen classic "Bohemian Rhapsody" (as if you don't know what I'm talking about) will be released for digital download and be a competitor in the highly sought-after position of Christmas #1 in the UK. The release date is still TBC, but some sources have reported that it will be Monday, December 14th. As always, as soon as I know, I will let you know!
Queen Online is also reporting that the Disney Channel will play "Bohemian Rhapsody" numerous times throughout December. I'm not sure if this is US or UK Disney Channel, so be sure to tune in one of the times listed to find out!
In support of The Muppets tackling the huge Christmas #1 ranking, I made some campaign posters for them that I'm more than happy to share. Use these on your blogs, Facebooks, wherever--but whatever you do with them, let's make sure that we propel the Muppets to #1!
Be sure to check back here at The Muppet Mindset for more information on when "Bohemian Rhapsody" will be released!
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