Doesn't it feel like just a few days ago that we had a News Update? Well, that's 'cause it was just a few days ago. But somehow the news gods (Dan Rather?) have blessed us with a plethora of new news in the past few days that simply must be shared!
- Yesterday, our friends at TVShowsonDVD.com announced that Lionsgate, the fine folks who have brought us Song of the Cloud Forest and The Animal Show and are bringing us Dog City: The Movie Sesame Street: 20 Years and Still Counting, are releasing the 1984 documentary Henson's Place on DVD August 3. This special documentary chronicles Jim Henson's entire career up to 1984, which was just before Labyrinth was released. It is also being billed as "the first-ever documentary to tell the story of Jim Henson." This is an extremely exciting release (just look at that DVD cover art!) so be sure to pick it up when it's released!
- Everyone knows by now that the Muppets won four Webby Awards this year for "Bohemian Rhapsody." Well, now everyone also knows that Animal loves his Mama and loves to call her cell phone and tell her good news. Check out the new video from Muppets Studio!
- Frequent Sesame Street and The Muppet Show guest star Lena Horne passed away this weekend. Horne was a groundbreaking film, television, and music star who broke down racial barriers and was just an all-around fantastic performer. The world has truly lost a treasure who will be very much missed by Muppet fans and the world at large. To pay tribute to Ms. Horne's incredible talent, enjoy some fantastic videos of her with the Muppets.
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier