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Frank Oz TCR

Screen legend Frank Oz — best known as the voice/puppeteer behind such iconic creations as Yoda (Star Wars), Cookie Monster (Sesame Street) and Miss Piggy (The Muppets) — stopped by The Colbert Report tonight to talk about the recently released director’s cut of his 1986 cult classic The Little Shop of Horrors. Oz proved a somewhat …

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[Review] THE MUPPETS revitalises Jim Henson’s beloved franchise


Jim Henson’s treasured puppet creations The Muppets are back on the big screen after a 12 year absence, following the disappointing 1999 outing Muppets From Space. This reinvention, simply titled The Muppets and directed by James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords), has finally hit international theatres following a brilliant and seemingly endless viral campaign. It’s the first Muppets release since Disney …

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[Watch] The Sound of THE MUPPETS


The SoundWorks Collection have produced a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the challenges and joys of making the Muppets as compelling aurally as they are physically. Director James Bobin (Flight of the Conchords) and a few key technical crew members discuss The Muppets musical numbers, the difficulties in syncing up a human voice to felt mouth movement, and the film’s sound …

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[Watch] Bret McKenzie and Kermit sing ‘Life’s a Happy Song’


The New York Times have posted a fun video of Bret McKenzie and Kermit the Frog singing ‘Life’s a Happy Song’, the anthem for the upcoming film The Muppets. The wonderful tune is one of three new songs that McKenzie, of Flight of the Conchords fame, composed for the film (he also contributed ‘Me Party’ …

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Michael Stipe made yet another late-night TV appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight, following a cameo on the show with Radiohead last month and his a capella performance with Brian Eno and Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report last week. Stipe sat down with Fallon to discuss the end of R.E.M. and promote the band’s …

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[Watch] Sneak peek of TOY STORY short: ‘Small Fry’


It has been revealed that a Toy Story short from Pixar will screen before The Muppets, as if we needed any more incentive to go see it! The seven-minute Small Fry introduces us to a tiny, fast food meal version of Buzz Lightyear (Teddy Newton) who yearns for a better life and decides he can achieve it by …

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[Watch] THE MUPPETS take over Bollywood in one final (?) parody trailer + ‘On Set with The Muppets’ featurette


We thought we had seen the last of The Muppets‘ parody trailers with the super-meta last one, in which they parodied their own parody trailers. But I guess we should have known better, because they’re inconceivably back with another! This time The Muppets take on Bollywood in a brief musical parody which focuses on the …

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[Watch] 1 minute of THE MUPPETS opening song and dance sequence


One minute of The Muppets opening song and dance number was released online today, and the scene is a really fun way to introduce new Muppet Walter and his human friend Gary (Jason Segel). It’s nice to see some musical footage after a slew of parody trailers, as fun as they were, and I think …

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[Watch] THE MUPPETS final parody trailer mocks PARANORMAL ACTIVITY & TWILIGHT


Disney’s campaign for The Muppets has been highly entertaining and successful, from the hilarious range of parody trailers and theatrical trailers to the music video. A final parody trailer starring The Muppets was released today, featuring digs at Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Happy Feet, Paranormal Activity and Puss in Boots. Not surprisingly, it’s another terrifically fun trailer and if you’re not excited for this …

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[Watch] New THE MUPPETS Theatrical Trailer, Promo + Soundtrack update


The Muppets marketing campaign has been highly entertaining so far, with a series of hilarious parody trailers as well as an OK GO music video. We were also treated to a fun promo this week of The Muppets characters behaving badly in the theatre. But despite the abundance of promotion material, we still know very little about …

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