GBBP 55: Brian Froud

On this week’s show, we chat with Brian Froud about his career, working with Jim Henson, the long-rumored sequels to ‘The Dark Crystal’ and ‘Labyrinth,’ and collaborating with his wife Wendy (who, among many other accomplishments, sculpted the original Yoda puppet used in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’).

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Disney Demonstrates Its Fear of Kermit-ment: What’s to Become of the Muppets?

It’s been more than 24 years since Jim Henson’s untimely death. It’s been more than ten years since The Walt Disney Company acquired the Muppets. This year’s Muppets Most Wanted was a mostly-mediocre movie and didn’t do so hot at the box office. Following that relative failure, it looks like Disney is losing interest in investing much more time and money in the franchise.

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Dark Crystal Contest to Revive Franchise

The Jim Henson Company and Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, are re-booting The Dark Crystal franchise — or so it would seem — with a contest called the Dark Crystal Author Quest. The deal? Fans are encouraged to send in ideas for the “first book in a new young adult series based on the world of the classic fantasy film.” The winner gets a $10,000 contract to write the book.

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Muppet Party Ideas

Everyone has their favorite Muppets, right? My favorites form a triumvirate between Animal, Miss Piggy, and Beaker. I was an avid viewer of the television show and am excited to introduce my kids to the Muppets too. Check out these great ideas for a Muppet Party! You can make your own Scooter dip and Fozzie […]

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