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Gonzo Puppeteer Dave Goelz on Why We Need the Muppets More Than Ever

Have you been binging the classic Muppet Show now that it’s available on Disney+? Instant mood boost! In celebration of the beloved series’ arrival on Disney’s streaming platform, io9 hopped on a video call to talk to the Great Gonzo himself—in the form of his veteran performer, Dave Goelz.Read more...
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The Morning Watch: Eight Tom Cruise Stunts Explained, D23 Looks at The Legacy of The Muppets & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, D23 takes a nostalgic look back at the legacy of The Muppets with some of the talents who know them best. Plus, take a closer look at eight Tom Cruise stunts to find out how they were pulled off. And finally...
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Why Some Episodes of ‘The Muppet Show’ Are Missing or Have Disclaimers on Disney+

The Muppet Show is now available to stream for the first time ever. Well, the vast majority of it, and a few of the episodes that are available come with some content disclaimers. But it’s all part of bringing a beloved TV staple to Disney+, a streaming platform that has taken an active role in informing its relatively young audiences about the cultural context in which potentially troubling stereotypes might pop up. Yes, even in The Muppet Show. Disney+ has been fairly good at the disclaime...
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The "Muppet Show" disclaimer "This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures."

"Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together. Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe." The NY Post reports, adding "It’s unstated precisely what Disney considers to be offensive on the show, but some characters depict Native American, Middle Eastern and Asian people. And...
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Jim Henson's Wildly-Violent Pre-Muppets Coffee Commercials Go Viral

By Carly Tennes  Published: February 22nd, 2021 
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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 itDisney+ has added a new disclaimer to old episodes of The Muppet Show, warning of “negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures” throughout the series.The platform began streaming Jim Henson’s family variety show on 19 February but prefaced 18 of its episodes with a content advisory that adds: “These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. Rather than remove this conten...
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Disney+ Added Content Disclaimers to 18 Episodes of 'The Muppet Show'

118 episodes of Jim Henson's classic TV series The Muppet Show are now streaming on Disney+, writes the AV Club — but 18 episodes now begin with a content disclaimer... The text of the disclaimers, which cannot be skipped past and include little 12-second timers so you know that you have to sit through them, explain that the episodes feature "negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures," and while "these stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now," Disney has decided to lea...
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'Muppet Show' now has content disclaimer warning on Disney+

Jim Henson's classic "The Muppet Show" series now comes with an offensive content warning before select episodes on streaming service Disney+.
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Fun Freetime: The Muppet Show

The long wait for Muppet fans is almost over! The Muppet Show ,” Jim Henson’s iconic variety series that started it all, began streaming Friday, February 19 exclusively on Disney+. In addition for the first three seasons, fans will be able to enjoy seasons 4 and 5, which have never previously been released on home entertainment.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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‘The Muppet Show’ is Now on Disney+ – Here Are the 12 Best Episodes

It’s a good day, friends, and that’s because after years of waiting,  The Muppet Show  is finally available to watch in full on home media. Though The Walt Disney Company has had the rights to the Muppets for a long time, it only ever released on DVD the first three seasons of the ’70s-era variety show that turned the felt creations of Jim Henson and friends into worldwide sensations. Now, you can watch all five seasons streaming on Disney+. (It’s worth noting that music clearance rights often...
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Witness the Birth of Kermit the Frog in Jim Henson’s Live TV Show, Sam and Friends (1955)

Long before “green” became synonymous with eco-friendly products and production, an 18-year-old Jim Henson created a puppet who would go on to become the color’s most celebrated face from his mother’s cast-off green felt coat and a single ping pong ball. Kermit debuted in black and white in the spring of 1955 as an ensemble member of Sam and Friends, a live television show comprised of five-minute episodes that the talented Henson had been tapped to write and perform, following some earl...
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20 Must-Watch Muppet Show Episodes on Disney+

Jim Henson’s The Muppet Show—the one and only—is finally going to be more easily accessible to fans with its arrival on Disney+ this week. You might be so excited you’re just going to dive in headfirst, but if you’re down to skip around a bit, we have some suggestions for the best of the best. Read more...
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‘Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street’ Review: A Loving Tribute to the Groundbreaking Children’s TV Show [Sundance 2021]

Documentaries like I Am Big Bird: The Carroll Spinney Story and Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey have already dug into a couple slices of the magic that makes Sesame Street so beloved by children and adults alike. Now Marilyn Agrelo‘s new film Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (inspired by Michael Davis’ book of the same name) goes back to the origins of the groundbreaking series created by producer Joan Ganz Cooney and writer/director Jon Stone, and shines a light on the hurdles, miles...
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‘Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street’ Review: A Dream Team Teaches Kids Math, the Alphabet and Integration

“Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street” has the good fortune to be arriving with about a hundred more built-in advantages than most documentaries. Offering up vintage backstage footage of Jim Henson and Frank Oz operating the Muppets feels a little like Henry Houdini coming back to reveal all his secrets. For parts of […]
Tags: Reviews, Sesame Street, Muppets, Festivals, Sundance film festival, Jim Henson, Marilyn Agrelo, Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street, Henry Houdini

The Quarantine Stream: Stop the Presses! ‘The Great Muppet Caper’ is Wonderful

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: The Great Muppet Caper Where You Can Stream It: Disney+ The Pitch: Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, and Gonzo inexplicably play journalists in this movie. When they botch the reporting of a jewel heist, they must travel to London and interview the famous fashion designer whose jewels were ripped off in order to solve the case. Romance,...
Tags: Comedy, London, Movies, Features, Musical, Kermit, Diana Rigg, Jim-Henson, Henson, Mystery/Suspense, Family Films, Charles Grodin, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream, The Great Muppet Caper, Busby Berkeley Esther Williams

The Best TV Shows and Movies Coming to Hulu and Disney+ in February 2021

Starting today, hopefully the rest of the year will start to feel a little less like a never-ending nightmare. Helping with that will be a new batch of TV shows and movies for you to soak up from Disney+ and Hulu. There’s an interesting mix of classic comedy, prestige drama, buzzed about Oscar-hopefuls, past Oscar winners, and so much more coming to these two streaming services. We’ve picked out some of the best TV shows and movies coming to Hulu and Disney+, and you can see the entire list bel...
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Most sensational: The 5 episodes to watch when The Muppet Show comes to Disney+

The Muppets were made for TV. It just took TV 20 or so years to get ready for The Muppets. They’d been local favorites, staples of the talk- and variety-show circuits, and some of the earliest stars of American public television. But until Jim Henson convinced British producer Lew Grade—who’d previously made a…Read more...
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Disney+ February 2021 Movies and TV Titles Revealed!

Disney+ Movies and TV Titles for February 2021 Revealed! Disney+ has revealed the full list of new movies and TV titles that will be available to the streaming service this coming February 2021. This includes the arrival of new episodes for Disney+ and Marvel Studios’ MCU series WandaVision as well as the streaming debut of all five seasons of the classic Jim Henson sitcom The Muppets Show. Next month will also see the world premiere of Disney’s upcoming film adaptation of Flora & Ulysses, b...
Tags: TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Streaming, Pixar Animation Studios, Ben Schwartz, Marvel Studios, Disney Channel, Jim Henson, ComingSoon, Movie News, Kate DiCamillo, Disney Movies, Flora Ulysses, Erica Milsom

The Muppet Show: All 5 Seasons of Classic Sitcom Coming to Disney+

The Muppet Show: All Five Seasons of Classic Sitcom Coming to Disney+ Disney+ has announced that all five seasons of Jim Henson’s classic 70s comedy series The Muppet Show will officially be available for streaming on making Friday, February 19, 2021. This marks the series’ streaming debut after nearly 40 years since it concluded its run on CBS in 1981. In addition, the streamer has also released a preview of The Muppet Show‘s original theme song, which you can check out below! RELATED: Dise...
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The Original Muppet Show Is Coming to Disney+ in All Its Glory

The Muppets are one of those tricksy chunks of IP that fans almost categorically love the more the creations skew towards the original series’ comedic stylings and sensibilities. After a pair of so-so modern Muppet features, a sendup of The Office, and the short-lived Muppets Now, Disney’s finally come to its senses…Read more...
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All Five Seasons of ‘The Muppet Show’ Are Finally Coming to Disney+ in February

Disney+ is full of the Walt Disney Company’s iconic movies and TV shows, but there’s been one piece of the company’s sprawling library that has been sorely missed. Thankfully, that’s about to change, because all five seasons of Jim Henson’s The Muppet Show will finally be arriving Disney+ starting in February. Cue Kermit the Frog screaming and waving his arms in the air with joy! The Muppet Show on Disney+ An official press released announced the arrival of The Muppet Show on Disney+ sta...
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‘The Muppet Show’ Coming to Disney Plus in February

Good news for Muppet enthusiasts – all five seasons of “The Muppet Show” will be available to stream on Disney Plus on Feb. 19. Created by the legendary Jim Henson, the original “Muppet Show” was a variety half-hour featuring Kermit the Frog as the showrunner and host. The series originally aired from 1976 to 1981 […]
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How to Watch 'The Muppet Christmas Carol' Online

Every year my family follows a strict holiday watch list, including a rule that The Muppet Christmas Carol must only be viewed on Christmas day—no earlier. The Muppet Christmas Carol is Jim Henson’s take on the classic transformation story of Ebenezer Scrooge. With characters like Ganzo and Rizzo The Rat adding…Read more...
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Behold, A Reminder That Jim Henson Bloopers Are Hilarious

By Carly Tennes  Published: December 11th, 2020 
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‘Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street’: Documentary Coming to HBO in 2021

Sesame Street is about to re-enter the spotlight in a major way. Not only is there a new theme park supposedly on the way and a major motion picture starring Anne Hathaway and Chance the Rapper that’s slated to be released in 2022, but HBO has a new documentary about the making of the classic children’s series that will debut in 2021. HBO Documentary Films’ Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street will take audiences “inside the minds and hearts of the Sesame Street creators, artists, writers a...
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Disney+ is One Year Old Today – Here’s How It Can Improve in Year Two

Impossible though it may be to believe, we’re just one year removed from the first day that Disney+ was made live to the general public. Yes, it’s true. One year removed from the first episode of The Mandalorian , one year removed from Disney+ including generalized language warning parents about potentially inflammatory content, and one whole year removed from the fad known as MacLunkey. (Remember MacLunkey?) A year later, Disney+ has become one of the most powerful streaming services ava...
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Robert Zemeckis Helped Revolutionize Visual Effects – and Then Visual Effects Ruined Robert Zemeckis

Nine days before Halloween 2020, with very little pomp or ceremony, the streaming service HBO Max released a new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel The Witches for the hopeful viewing pleasure of its subscribers. The film boasted Academy-Award winning talent both behind and in front of the camera. Playing the Grand High Witch, that nefarious sorceress who wants to turn the children of the world into mice, there was Anne Hathaway chewing the scenery up and down with a blonde wig and an accent l...
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All the new shows you can watch on Disney Plus — from 'The Mandalorian' to 'The Right Stuff'

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Disney+/Business Insider Disney Plus has a ton of new shows based on big franchises, like Star Wars, Marvel, and High School Musical. The service also offers a lot of non-fiction shows and documentaries, including "The World According to Jeff Goldblum," "Encore!" with Kristen Bell, and a program all about Disney Imagineering.Disney Plus costs $69.99 a year for an annual subscription or $6.99 a mont...
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