Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Muppets sing "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Kermit & Tiffany Thornton Sing "I Believe"

Kermit The Frog has teamed up with Disney Channel star Tiffany Thornton for a new Christmas duet. The pair will sing "I Believe," a song, with music and lyrics from Wesley Whatley and William Schermerhorn, was first sung by Kermit in the 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The new single will be release this holiday season along with a special music video that follows Kermit and Tiffany in the studio as they record their new Christmas song.

Thornton and Kermit will perform the song in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday morning in New York City. The studio track will make its premiere on Radio Disney this Friday (November 27th) and the single from Walt Disney Records will be available digitally at various online retailers on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Finally, Disney Channel will premiere the music video of the duet on Friday, December 4, 2009. Stay tuned for more details as they surface.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Wembley's Egg Surprise

The Jim Henson Company and Lionsgate Home Entertainment plan to follow-up the release of their Christmas-themed Fraggle Rock DVD, "A Merry Fraggle Holiday," with a special Easter-themed DVD planned for release this spring. "Fraggle Rock: Wembley's Egg Surprise" is an upcoming single-disc DVD release that will contain three episodes from the classic Henson series and a sampling of related bonus features.

  • "Wembley's Egg" - Wembley finds the egg of a Baby Tree Creature in Fraggle Pond.
  • "The Great Radish Famine" Marjory the Trash Heap decides to teach the Fraggles, Doozers and Gorgs a lesson by magically making all the radishes in the Gorgs' garden disappear!
  • "The Finger of Light" - It's Ruler of the Rock Day, whoever is chosen by the Finger of Light becomes the Ruler of the Rock and gets to issue three commands for the betterment of all.

The 74-minute DVD will also include a selection of spring-themed bonus features - including a full-length episode from the animated Fraggle Rock entitled "The Great Radish Round-up." In the episode the Junior Gorg puts all the radishes on the top of a hill, which forces the Fraggle to lure them back. Other bonus features include a sing-along feature and a look at Jim Henson's "Animal Show with Stinky & Jake."

Bonus Features:

  • Animated Fraggle Rock episode: "The Great Radish Round-up "
  • Sing-along
  • A look at Jim Henson's "Animal Show with Stinky & Jake"

Lionsgate will release this special DVD title just in time for the Easter season - hitting stores on February 9, 2010. So celebrate and share the gift of Fraggle Rock this year -- celebrate Christmas with the perfect stocking-stuffer gift of "A Merry Fraggle Holiday" and welcome in spring with a great Easter basket gift of "Wembley's Egg Surprise."

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Google Celebrates Sesame Street’s 40th Anniversary

In honor of Sesame Street's 40th anniversary Google has partnered with Sesame Workshop to create a special week-long series of original "Google doodles." Starting today, the popular search engine will showcase special Google logos featuring the Sesame Street Muppets. The commemorative Google logos will run on the Google home page from November 4th through 10th.

Google has been creating "Google doodles," modifications to their logo linked to national holidays, major events and famous people's birthdays, since 1998. The partnership with Sesame Street will include a series of original logos to be featured on the Google home page and search engine in multiple languages and countries.

Of the partnership, Gary E. Knell (President and CEO of Sesame Workshop) remarked: "What an incredible way to head into our official anniversary! Sesame Street transformed the television landscape and Google has done the same in the world of technology."

Big Bird graced to logo of Google's main page on November 4th to kick-off the series, while international Muppets appeared on their corresponding international Google engines – such as Mexico, the Netherlands, India, South Africa, Israel, and Indonesia. New "Google Doodle" logos will be showcased each day throughout the week leading-up to Sesame Street's official 40th anniversary on November 10, 2009.

"Google doodles aim to celebrate events and anniversaries around the world, while reflecting the personality, interests, and spirit of Google employees," said Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Products and User Experience. "We're excited to celebrate Sesame Street's 40th anniversary by featuring their well-known characters on the Google home page this week. Sesame Street is a wonderful partner, sharing our values of education, diversity and accessibility."

Monday, November 02, 2009

Muppets Visit Kimmel and Fallon

Sesame Street will celebrate its lankmark 40th anniversary next Tuesday. To promote the kick-off of show's big 40th season, the Muppets of Sesame Street will visit their friend on late night television to plug the show and celebrate the occasion.

Big Bird will be a featured guest on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! this coming Wednesday (November, 4, 2009). The giant yellow bird is scheduled to appear as a guest on Kimmel's late night talk show this Wednesday along with Joshua Jackson and musical guest Slayer. Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights on ABC at 12:06am (ET/PT) - check you local listings for details.

The NBC talk show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will feature an appearance by Elmo and Rosita next Monday (November 9, 2009). The red and blue furry monsters are scheduled to appear as guests on Fallon's late night talk show on Monday night along with Laurence Fishburne. Elmo appeared on Fallon's Late Night show back in April; and Fallon is among the guests in the upcoming 40th season of Sesame Street. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon airs weeknights on NBC at 12:35am (ET/PT) - check you local listings for details.

So mark your calendars, program your VCRs and DVRs, prepare to stay up late, and be sure to catch these very special late night appearance by Big Bird, Elmo and Rosita!