1 The Muppet Mindset: December 2012

Dec 31, 2012

The Muppet Year in Review, 2012

Ryan Dosier - Greetings Muppet fans! Here we are again, New Year's Eve. This year, 2012 is ending (obviously) and 2013 is heading our way. But before we get there, it's our annual tradition to take a look at the past 12 months and see how they treated the Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and more! Let's get started, shall we?

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And that's the year! Thanks for following us all year long, Muppet fans. We appreciate you more than you could ever know! See you in 2013!

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

Dec 29, 2012

What Muppet Fans Got for Christmas - 2012, Part 2

Yesterday we showcased the first part of pictures of what Muppet fans received for Christmas this year... and today is the second part! (Go figure.) Enjoy!
Bruce Aguilar got Sesame Street Old School: Vol. 3
Christopher O'Connor got a whole bunch of Muppet goodies: Animal slippers, boxers, and a glass wall clock. Stationary/party ware and books, all wrapped in Muppet gift wrap presented in a Muppet gift bag.
Kerah, age 7, got a Kermit hat and doll, says Kerah's mom Stacey, "Mommy might be stealing the Kermit stuff by the end of the night."
Santa brought Craig Crumpton a Kermit Holiday plush, a 1979 Miss Piggy Christmas ornament, a Kermit Photographer plush, and the book For Every Child, A Better World
Dave Rosenberg got a Kermit PEZ, Pop! Vinyl figures, and Toys R Us Muppet dolls
Gordon Y. got a new t-shirt, Kermit and Animal dolls, and the Disney Store figure set
Jennifer Best got a Muppet fleece blanket, Fraggle Rock t-shirt, Muppet paper towels, Kermit watch, Henson's Place DVD, John Denver and the Muppets Christmas CD, Ludo and the Worm plush from Labyrinth, Muppet ornaments.
Frederic Fontus got a rare 1981 Sesame Street Live pendant and a host of other gifts
Lewis Middleton's son got a brand new Walter plush
Katie Lopez got a wonderful Kermit hat and a Walter plush
 Twitter follower J3h gets to wear this awesome Muppets t-shirt whenever he wants
Madelaine Swift got a really cool pillow, Kermit hat, and tote bag
 Gavan Sullivan got a Muppet tote bag, Toys R Us plush, a PVC figure set, a Statler and Waldorf Jim Shore statue, two water bottles, a "Before You Leap" book, a Winter Kermit plush, a popcorn figure, a Kermit Pillow Pet, and a Muppet Labs playset
Finally, Jeni Rizio (manager of http://carollspinney.net) and her husband Josh Hankemeier received this incredible piece of original artwork from the one and only Caroll Spinney as a Christmas gift

Well that's that! Hope you enjoyed seeing what other Muppet fans got for Christmas and that you too had a merry, Muppety Christmas!

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

Dec 28, 2012

What Muppet Fans Got For Christmas - 2012, Part 1

Last year we had a post showcasing the Christmas gifts that Muppet fans received that had a fantastic Muppety flair. We decided to make it an annual tradition! So, we continue it this year with part one!
Denise Frawley received a lot of Kermit stuff plus the 2013 Muppets calendar
Sonia in Mexico received a huge Muppets blanket and a Kermit-green sweater
Mike Slawinsky woke up to a huge pile of Muppety awesomeness this Christmas
Anthony Mazzuca got Jim Henson: The Works 
Erica Rodriguez opened up an awesome new Muppets t-shirt along with Sesame Street Old School Volumes 1 and 3
 Tyler Farley exuded Animal with a new shirt, shorts, and slippers
Gavin in the UK got this Christmas Kermit. Says Gavin, "Got this little guy from my wife. Think I'll keep him out all year round!"
 Santa brought Jenn's kids their very own Muppet Whatnots!
 Elliot Paulo was very good this year! He received a Scooter Mini Muppet figure, 1970s Bert puppet (with box), Of Muppets and Men, and more!
Barbara Barac got a cool Cookie Monster water bottle
Heather Faville now gets to cover up with this gorgeous Kermit blanket
 Alexander Bannon got these Kermit and Fozzie hand puppets and a book from Holland
Alora Cleere got this antique Miss Piggy bank with awkward slot placement
Our biggest little fan Ruby Snelson, age 6, sent us this wonderful custom Christmas card she made herself with all of her Muppety gifts! Kermit headphones, a Muppet Whatnot, Fozzie and Gonzo plush, and the Muppets 2013 calendar. Thanks, Ruby!!

Well, that's it for today, Muppet fans! Check back tomorrow for more Muppet fan Christmas gifts!

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

Dec 27, 2012

Dinosaus Animated Tribute Preview

A few months ago we spotlighted the early stages of the work on a computer animated short film based on the beloved 1990s Henson TV series Dinosaurs designed and produced by friend of the blog Davide Maugeri. Check out the first picture of the short, along with a brief description of Davide's work, below!
"Recently I've teamed up with some workmates to make a CG tribute to Jim Henson. A one and a half minute animated short featuring two characters from one of our favorite Jim Henson shows, Baby and Earl Sinclair from Dinosaurs. We'd like to stress that it is only meant as a homage and tribute to the genius of Jim Henson which made the series possible. Since this was a big hit in the early 90s and it ended up forgotten, our main goal is to bring these characters back to life and remind people they still exist, and they still can make us laugh like they used to. Here is a sneak-peek picture that shows both the characters as they appear in their new CG look. The short should be complete by the holiday season (December)."

And now you can check out three exclusive screenshots from the short. They look spectacular and I'm so excited to see the finished product! The characters look great, the emotions on their faces are fantastic, and the inclusion of one of the classic "Hugga Wugga" creatures is awesome! Enjoy.
We'll keep you updated with the progress on this short as Davide provides updates! Thanks to Davide for sharing this with us. We hope you enjoy the screenshots!

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