Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Two Webby Nominations for the Muppets... Go Vote!

The Muppets' YouTube sensation “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been nominated for a People’s Voice Webby Award in both the Viral and Music Categories! The Muppets' version of Queen’s classic rock-opera song begins as a simple video conference that swiftly escalates into an all-singing, all-squawking frog-pig-&-bear-filled symphony of inspired Muppet foolishness. These Webby nominations come on the heels of "Bohemian Rhapsody" vying with X Factor and Rage Against the Machine for the Christmas No.1 spot in the UK.

Please vote for the Muppets’ "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the "Music Video" category and in the "Viral Video" category. Voting ends April 29th.

Vote for The Muppets: Viral Video Category | Music Video Category

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sesame Street's 20th Anniversary Special Comes to DVD

Lionsgate Entertainment has announced that the 1989 hour-long special "Sesame Street: 20 Years And Still Counting" is getting a DVD release this summer. The celebratory special aired on NBC in April 1989. This all-new single-disc release is planned to hit stores on July 6, 2010 and marks the first official release of the production.

Fans will be able to re-celebrate the 20th anniversary with host Bill Cosby as he looks at the enduring success of Sesame Street. The special includes appearances by favorite Muppet characters - such as Big Bird, Kermit the Frog, Elmo, Bert and Ernie, the Count, and Grover - as well as Sesame Street neighbors - Bob, Gordon, Susan, Maria, Luis, and more! The special features timeless clips from past episodes; a performance by Ray Charles of the classic song "Being Green;" famed tenor Placido Domingo singing with his operatic Muppet counterpart, Placido Flamingo; an in-depth interview with Joan Ganz Cooney and Jim Henson; and lots of other surprises and memories.

I will be sure to keep you updated as more information on this very exciting Sesame Street DVD becomes available.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Bugs On The Street

Sesame Workshop and Warner Homer Entertainment are planning to release a new DVD compilation featuring three exciting stories entitled "Sesame Street: Firefly Fun and Buggy Buddies." The DVD is set for release on June 1, 2010. This 40-minute DVD includes three stories all about insects and also features celebrity appearances by Jenny McCarthy and Molly Shannon!

In one story, join Telly and Baby Bear as they cheer up a sad firefly. In another segment, Nat the shelter worker at the Bug-a-Wee Bug Shelter, played by actress Molly Shannon, helps Oscar’s pet worm, Slimey, choose the perfect pet bug! The DVD also features an episode from Elmo’s World all about bugs in which actress Jenny McCarthy gives an educational and fun lesson about the word "insect." Also watch as Sesame Street’s own resident Twiddlebugs identifies a caterpillar.

I will be sure to keep you updated as more information on all the exciting new Sesame Street home video titles become available.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

When Families Grieve Airs on PBS

On Wednesday, April 14, 2009, When Families Grieve will air nationwide on PBS. The primetime special, presented by Sesame Workshop, explores the struggles that families face when the loose a loved one. The special features Katie Couric and the Muppets of Sesame Street. Be sure to tune in for this special television event.

Thursday, April 01, 2010