Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Around the World with Kermit

The Muppets Holding Company officially announced today that Kermit the Frog is taking his 50th year celebration on the road with a whirlwind tour of 50 destinations around the globe. The world's most beloved frog will kick off his worldwide adventure on October 14 in the aptly named town of Kermit, Texas. Through the end of 2006, Kermit will meet fans, participate in major events, visit famous attractions, and enjoy local celebrations in 50 destinations.

The globe-hopping star will see renowned monuments such as the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower and the Great Wall of China, among others. The frog will touch down at NASA's Johnson Space Center, brave a Frog Leg Festival in Fellsmere, Flordia, as well as run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Other activities will include a visit to Hong Kong Disneyland, a performance with the Rockettes and Kermit's first-ever USO appearance, where he'll bring a smile to service men and women abroad.

"Kermit is truly an international star, with a fan base that reaches thefar corners of the globe," added Dave Burchianti, director of marketing, The Muppets Holding Company. "We're taking Kermit's celebration to places both far and near -- and everywhere in between."

Those who can't meet Kermit frog-to-face along his journey can follow him on this new subpage of Muppets.com. Fans will be able to download pictures and videos from Kermit's 50 stops, as well as look at Kermit's "FrogBlog." Kermit will also allow his beloved fans to determine his final destination via an online vote. More news on this globe-hopping journey as it comes in.

5 comments:

Stulz said...

My vote for stop #50 is Leland Mississippi - The official Birthplace of Kermit the Frog!

Anonymous said...

They're having Kermit appear at the Frogs Legs Festival???? Have they even seen "The Muppet Movie?" Do they even know anything about the character???

Oscar B. said...

I think that's the joike of Kermit going to the Frog Legs Fest. It will be great to see him there. It should be a great experiance for all - just think of all the tiny frogs on crutches

Anonymous said...

So...since Kermit's already been to Kermit and Houston now, when do you think they'll have more info on that link at muppets.com?

Heather said...

Is Kermit coming to Kanada? I love that frog...