The Muppets

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The Muppet Movie: my lifelong love affair with Kermit’s big-screen debut
With plenty of Muppet madness, puppetry feats and celebrity cameos, the first Muppets movie is a big-hearted lesson in self-belief

Nathan Jolly

12, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Muppet power! RSC uses puppet legends for My Neighbour Totoro staging
The RSC’s version of the Japanese classic has smashed box office records – before the curtain’s even gone up. We meet the Jim Henson puppeteers bringing Studio Ghibli’s beloved fluffy monsters to life

Chris Wiegand

28, Jun, 2022 @1:39 PM

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The secret history of Sesame Street: ‘It was utopian – it’s part of who we all are’
In 1970, David Attie was sent to photograph the birth of the kids’ landmark TV show as part of a cold war propaganda drive by the US government. But these newly found images are just one part of the programme’s radical history

Steve Rose

11, Dec, 2021 @9:45 AM

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Digested week: from the nonsensical to the ridiculous – Boris Johnson comes to town | Emma Brockes
A spat at the Met Gala, Harry’s hair and strained tolerance for the British PM as New York opens up

Emma Brockes

24, Sep, 2021 @10:13 AM

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Frank Oz on life as Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and Yoda: ‘I’d love to do the Muppets again but Disney doesn’t want me’
He played some of the most memorable characters of all time on The Muppet Show and Sesame Street - then became a brilliant comedy director. What is he most proud of?

Hadley Freeman

30, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Muppets Take Manhattan: an irresistible tribute to Broadway dreamers
Our series on films about theatre ends with Kermit staging a musical spectacular with the help of some famous friends

Chris Wiegand

25, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Muppet Show: Disney+ adds content warning of 'negative depictions of cultures'
Studio says it is acknowledging and contextualising culturally offensive material rather than cutting it

Natasha May

22, Feb, 2021 @4:18 AM

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Vampires, Muppets and prequels: The Great Gatsby’s new life out of copyright
The Great Gatsby is out of US copyright and fans of Fitzgerald’s novel have rushed to pay tribute with new books and fanfiction. What does it mean for the novel’s legacy?

Alison Flood

29, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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A meta-masterpiece: why The Muppet Christmas Carol is the perfect festive film
With songs written by a former addict, the tale of redemption is sincere. And its heartfelt goofiness awakens your inner child

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

21, Dec, 2020 @11:19 AM

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Muppets Now review – Disney+ reboot boasts wit, warmth and charm
While many iterations have tried, most have failed to recapture the fun and magic of the Jim Henson era – that is, until now

Lucy Mangan

31, Jul, 2020 @11:00 AM

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What I'm really watching … just Muppet movies
Kermit the Frog – with his relentless altruism – and his crazy mob of Muppets are just the comfort blanket we need during a global pandemic

James Hanton

09, Jun, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Which Christmas movie are you?
We all have a favourite festive film. But what does it mean if you are an Elf fan or a Love, Actually aficionado?

Stuart Heritage

25, Dec, 2019 @9:00 AM

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