NEWS UPDATE: September 12, 2010
VinylNation.net is reporting that Muppet Vinylmation Series 2 is coming soon to the Disney Parks! The tentative date currently is Spring 2011 and the line up of nine inch figures revealed so far include Gonzo, Scooter, Sam Eagle, Floyd Pepper, and Janice. A Tourist Kermit is apparently also being rumored. Series 1 of the Muppet set came with twelve different Muppet characters, so presumably Series 2 will as well. My predictions? Dr. Teeth, Zoot, Animal, Pepe, Lew Zealand, and Waldo C. Graphic. We'll see how right (or wrong) I am when the rest of the series is revealed!
Remember the latest video from The Muppets Studio, "Popcorn" with The Swedish Chef? Well, apparently, it has been available for purchase in both video and music forms on iTunes since July 6th. To buy both the video and the song, the price is only $2.78, so why not, right? Either way, very odd that no one noticed this until now.
The biggest news this week has been the various previews for the long-ago-announced-and-now-probably-forgotten online Muppet show, The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora (not to be confused with Ryan's Cat). There have been two preview videos which can be seen below...
So far responses to the previews have been very mixed. Some are excited and understanding about the new character of Angelo (who is NOT The Swedish Chef) while some are outraged that The Swedish Chef couldn't fit into Angelo's role with some sort of translator. But whatever your stance, the fact remains that we have an extremely exciting, brand new Muppet project debuting online very soon from The Muppets Studio!
And, finally, I'd like to leave you with something that is sure to brighten your day... Will.i.am and the Sesame Street Muppets (including Elmo, Grover, Ernie, Bert, Big Bird, and The Count) singing a new song from Season 41, "What I Am."
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier