1 The Muppet Mindset: News Update: August 11, 2011

Aug 11, 2011

News Update: August 11, 2011


NEWS UPDATE: August 11, 2011

Amazon.com recently released previews of all the cover tracks from Muppets: The Green Album, set for release on August 23rd. This means that now we can hear a snippet off every song on the album and get a good feel for what the song will sound like. I really enjoy most all of the songs covered--and of course a few stand out above the rest--but I think I'll just have to hear the whole album before I decide anything firm. So... in conclusion, bring on this album!

Speaking of bringing things on connected with Muppets: The Green Album, in a YouTube video posted the other day, OK Go's Damian Kulash announced that the band would be making a music video together with the Muppets centered around OK Go's cover of "The Muppet Show Theme Song" from The Green Album. This is hugely exciting news for many reasons: one, it's a brand new Muppet music video coming our way; two, it's OK Go, who, no matter what you may think of their music, make incredibly innovative and instantly-viral music videos; and three, putting the Muppets' power of instantly making music videos go viral with OK Go's means instant web sensation. No word on when the music video will be out, but a very reliable source (read: a Muppeteer) has revealed that filming for the video commenced this week. 

After months of praise and adoration from the film-going public and critics alike, the highly acclaimed documentary chronicling the careers of both Kevin Clash and Elmo, Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, is finally going beyond the film festival circuit and reaching public theaters all around the country in big cities including Los Angeles, Seatle, San Francisco, St. Louis, and many more. Starting on November 4th in three theaters and spreading to a total of 22 theaters by the end of its release run, Being Elmo should be coming to a theater near you. For a complete list of theaters and cities showing the film, click the link to Being Elmo's official Theatrical Press Release.

Our friend Matt James from Party Ideas By a Pro has sent us a link to the website where one of their latest blog posts is all about fantastic Elmo Birthday Party ideas, including food recipes that all look like Elmo (see right), party favors, decorations, party games, and more all themed around everyone's favorite furry red monster. If I had a little kid I know I couldn't keep myself from throwing him/her an Elmo-themed birthday bash... so now all of you readers with kids have to do it so I can live vicariously through you.

Awhile back we mentioned that the SpiritHoods company was making a series of Muppet-themed SpiritHoods (which are basically furry little hat-arm things). We have semi-exclusive pictures to reveal here for you featuring kid and adult SpiritHoods themed around Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and Animal. Check out the pictures below!

 Gonzo Hood (Kid's)
 Kermit Hood (Kid's)
 Animal Hood (Kid's)
 Animal Shawl (Adult)
 Kermit Hood (Adult)
Miss Piggy Shawl (Adult)

These SpiritHoods obviously aren't for everyone. But we'd love to hear your thoughts on them!

Check back tomorrow for an exciting update on Sesame Street's 42nd season!





The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, ryguy102390@gmail.com

2 comments:

  1. Ummmm.... yeah... At first the spirit hoods sounded pretty cool...but now... I have second thoughts.

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  2. I was excited. You'd think that Muppets would translate better into SpiritHoods. A+ to the idea. F to the fashion designer. These should have and could have been awesome. The kid's version of the Kermit hood is passable, but they didn't translate any of that into the adult one. I'm sure there's a market for this. Thought I was part of that. These just look pointless. I have high hopes for the other Muppety items to come.

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