NEWS UPDATE: January 29, 2010
Our good friends at ToughPigs have the scoop on the next Muppet Fairy Tale comic from BOOM! Studios. "Muppet Snow White" is set to be released in April 2010. Jesse Snyder will be writing the book and The Muppet Show Comic Book #0 - Pigs in Space artist Shelli Paroline will be handling interior art duties. As for the rampant cast of Muppets performing in the book? From the cover art, it appears that Kermit will be playing the prince, Miss Piggy will be the evil queen, Fozzie Bear will be the Magic Mirror on the Wall, and the Electric Mayhem (including Lips) will portray the Dwarfs. And who is playing the titular character? Believe it or not, it's Muppets Tonight pig hotty (what an awkward thing to say), Spamella Hamderson. You'll notice that there are only six dwarfs at the moment so it will be interesting to see who the seventh is (and if Spamella can remember her lines).
New York Entertainment magazine is reporting that Disney has out-sourced once again to find a new director for the new Muppet movie (still title The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made as far as we know). Disney has tapped James Bobin, director of the now-canceled HBO musical comedy show Flight of the Concords. The article says that no deal has been set in stone yet, but the film has been offered to Bobin if he wants it. Which is all well and good, but the really exciting part of the article is that the Disney insider who gave them this information also said that the film is expected to start shooting late this summer. Does it get any more exciting than that?
And, finally, while we at the Mindset are still over-joyed by the fact that we hosted our first interview with a Muppeteer yesterday, we are extremely excited to announce that in just two days we will feature another. That's right, this Sunday we will begin with the first of our three part interview with a true Muppet legend. I can't reveal who it is, but I can give the readers a hint... He performed a whole bunch of characters in "Bohemian Rhapsody."
What? That wasn't a good enough hint? Well... sorry. You'll just have to wait until Sunday!
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier