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The Story Behind the Music of The Muppet Christmas Carol

Death and redemption paved the way for a new Christmas classic.   ...Read More...

New Kermit the Frog Voice Debuts

Matt Vogel becomes only the third person to puppet the iconic character.   ...Read More... //

Fired Kermit Muppeteer Speaks Out About Claims He Was Difficult to Work With (Video)

Steve Whitmire, who was the Muppeteer for Kermit the Frog for 27 years, said it was shocking when he was told he was fired. It felt like it was about five minutes of silence and I just immediately tried to get answers, he said. The answer, according to a statement issued by the Muppets studio, said that Whitmire was difficult to work with and had failed to address feedback over the years in regards to the character.   ...Read More...

Jim Henson's Son Explains Why Kermit Actor Was Replaced

Brian Henson said that actor Steve Whitmire made "outrageous demands" and would often "play brinkmanship."   ...Read More... //

Kermit Actor Was Fired Over Unacceptable Conduct, Says Muppets Studio

Muppets Studio is weighing in on whySteve Whitmire was let go last week after 27 years as the puppeteer behind Kermit the Frog. The role of Kermit the Frog is an iconic one that is beloved by fans and we take our responsibility to protect the integrity of that character very seriously, a spokesperson said in a statement released to TheWrap. We raised concerns about Steves repeatedunacceptable business conductover a period of many years and he consistently failed to address the feedback, the studio continued. The decision to part ways was a difficult one which was made in consultation with the Henson family and has their full support.   ...Read More... //

Former Kermit the Frog Puppeteer Says He Was Fired

The former puppeteer behind Kermit the Frog has spoken out after being replaced earlier this week, saying in a blog post that he was fired by Disney. In a post on Muppet Pundit on Wednesday, Steve Whitmire wrote that he was told that the famous Muppet would be recast last October, assuring fans that he would never have quit the role voluntarily.   ...Read More... //

Longtime Kermit the Frog Voice Actor Replaced After 27 Years

Performer Matt Vogel will assume the mantle.  ...Read More... //

The Muppets Will Brave Manhattan's Crushing Holiday Crowds to Lead the Macy's Thankgiving Day Parade

Kermit and his squad start the march. ...Read More... //

That Awkward Moment When Kermit the Frog Told Fozzie Bear The Muppets Was Cancelled

"It cant happen, not to me! I just ordered three dozen rubber chickens!"  Read More... //

The Muppets Canceled After 1 Season at ABC

The Muppets has been canceled by ABC after one season, TheWrap has confirmed. The ABC mockumentary series saw Kermit the Frog split from longtime love interest Miss Piggy, though the two continue to work together on the fictional late-night talk show Up Late With Miss Piggy. The series started off well in the ratings in the fall but dropped off dramatically. It premiered back in September to a strong 2.9 rating in the key demo and 9 million total viewers. However, those numbers have dwindled in recent weeks,with the shows season finale on March 1 garnering just 2.7 million viewers and a 0.9 rating.   Read More... //