September 23, 2003 |
If Kermit the Frog thinks "It's Not Easy Being Green," how will he like being bronze? The beloved Muppet sits beside his creator, Jim Henson, in a larger-than-life bronze statue that will be dedicated Wednesday at Henson's alma mater, the University of Maryland, College Park. The design, by sculptor Jay Hall Carpenter of Gaithersburg, Md., depicts Henson and Kermit in conversation, Kermit's left hand resting thoughtfully on Henson's wrist.
April 6, 1994 |
Kermit filled in as host of CNN's "Larry King, Live" Friday night. You know, Kermit the Frog. Green felt body? Curved spine? White golf balls for eyes? Red mouth? Falsetto voice? Right, that Kermit. King took the night off. So, in one of the more exotic chapters of talk show history, there was Kermit--the most famous of all the Muppets created by the late Jim Henson and his collaborators--perched where King usually sits, interviewing, of all people, Ted Koppel.
May 8, 2003 |
Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog are going home. The family of late Muppets creator Jim Henson said Wednesday that it would buy the company it sold in March 2000 to Munich, Germany-based EM.TV & Merchandising. The Henson family said it would acquire the characters -- as well as TV and motion picture production companies and a special effects unit known as the Creature Shop -- for $78 million. That's far less than the $680 million that EM.TV paid for Jim Henson Co. just three years ago.
February 4, 2006 |
A quarter-century ago, Kermit the Frog was one of the most beloved characters in family entertainment, a sweet-tempered, banjo-picking amphibian who sang of racial tolerance and undying dreams in tunes like "It's Not Easy Bein' Green" and the Oscar-nominated "The Rainbow Connection." These days, though, the frog has to jump to make a buck -- and get attention.
September 7, 2007 |
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- "The Muppet Show" had humble beginnings: a few pages drawn in marker with cutout photos that read, "Muppets Incorporated takes almost patriotic pride in presenting The Muppet Show, a concept for a half hour big budget show starring The Muppets." The simple proposal is among the drawings, doodles, puppets and storyboards that show the creative process of Jim Henson, in an exhibit that launches its nationwide tour today at the Arkansas Arts Center and will travel through 2011.