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  • Jane Henson, matriarch to Muppets, dies at 78

    04/03/2013 6:15:52 AM PDT · by massmike · 8 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 04/03/2013 | n/a
    The Jim Henson Co. says Henson's partner in marriage and Muppets has died. The company says Jane Henson died Tuesday at her Connecticut home following a battle with cancer. She was 78.
  • Muppets Side With Sodomy: Bash Chick-Fil-A

    07/25/2012 12:33:55 AM PDT · by ElIguana · 16 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 07/25/2012 | America's Conservative News
    Several days ago, we reported that Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino was trying to blackmail Chick-fil-A into accepting so-call "same-sex marriage" following Dan Cathy's, son of Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, positive affirmation of marriage and his recent statement that government affirmation of so-called "gay marriage" is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation?” Well, not to be out done by Mayor Menino, the Muppets have gotten into the act and are going after Chick-fil-A as well.
  • Muppets dump Chick-Fil-A to support gay marriage

    07/23/2012 8:45:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 119 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/23/2012
    The Muppets are ending their relationship with fast food restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A in a show of support for gay marriage, the creators of the puppet troupe said on Monday. "The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors," the company said in a statement posted on their official Facebook page. The Henson company, named after the creator of lovable characters like Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, supplied their Creature Shop Muppet toys to Chick-Fil-A for...
  • Jim Henson Company ends business relationship with Chick-fil-A over anti-gay views

    07/23/2012 4:56:54 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 77 replies
    MSN ^ | July 23, 2012, | Brent Lang
    Kermit and Miss Piggy won't be chomping down on Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches any longer. The Jim Henson Company will stop providing toys for the fast food chains kids meals because of Chick-fil-A's anti-gay marriage stance. Bing: 'Office' star speaks out against Chick-fil-A On Facebook, the company said that CEO Lisa Henson is a strong supporter of marriage equality and decided to end the relationship with the food-maker. The company behind the Muppets will donate the money it received from Chick-fil-A to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). "The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness...
  • 'Fraggle Rock' to be made into movie

    10/20/2006 10:27:34 AM PDT · by FreedomNeocon · 19 replies · 1,321+ views
    SeeNN ^ | 10-20-2006 | Hollywood Reporter
    Jim Henson's "Fraggle Rock" is coming to the big screen. The 1980s cult hit TV show is being developed by Ahmet Zappa -- younger son of Frank Zappa -- into a full-length live-action musical fantasy starring the classic characters. "(Zappa) recently created his own fantasy property ('Mighty McFearless'), and we had him in to talk about books and movies," said Lisa Henson, who serves as co-CEO of the Jim Henson Co. with her brother, Brian. "During that conversation, I had an intuition that he might be a 'Fraggle Rock' fan. He jumped out of his seat when he heard our...
  • Dark Crystal Sequel Announced

    05/17/2005 5:30:07 AM PDT · by kevkrom · 4 replies · 222+ views
    SciFi Wire ^ | 16 May 2005
    Dark Crystal Sequel Announced The Jim Henson Co. announced that it will produce a feature-film sequel to its 1982 fantasy film The Dark Crystal, with the working title The Power of the Dark Crystal. The original movie was directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, with conceptual designer Brian Froud, and has remained a fan favorite with consistently strong worldwide home video and DVD sales, the company said. The company's co-chief executives, Brian Henson and Lisa Henson, made the announcement. Odyssey Entertainment will represent the worldwide sales and distribution of the film, beginning immediately at the Cannes Film Festival. The...
  • Holy Schwartz!!! Yogurt to return with SPACEBALLS 2?!?

    05/14/2005 6:14:43 PM PDT · by FreedomNeocon · 99 replies · 10,155+ views
    Ahoy, squirts! Quint here... YES, YES, YES, PLEASE YES. I can't tell you how much I love SPACEBALLS... I remember seeing it in the theaters when it came out... I was very young and had no idea what the hell it was. There was something else I wanted to see more at the theater and I remember whining to my mom that I didn't want to see this stupid-sounding movie. She said, "Relax. It's like STAR WARS, you'll love it." And that began my long love affair with Dark Helmet, Lone Star, Princess Vespa, Barf ("Not in here, mister! This...
  • Henson Family to Buy Back Muppets (Hooray!)

    05/07/2003 6:22:16 AM PDT · by conservativeinbflo. · 5 replies · 406+ views
    www.yahoo.com ^ | May 7, 2003 | Reuters
    Frankfurt, Germany (Reuters) - Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and their Muppet friends are back home. Ailing German media group EM.TV & Merchandising AG said on Wednesday it agreed to sell Jim Henson Company, the maker of the Muppets, to the children of their inventor, the late Jim Henson. Putting an end to a protracted auction that has been going on for years, EM.TV said it would sell its wholly owned subsidiary completely for $89 million. It bought Henson for $680 million at the peak of the stock market bubble in 2000.
  • Henson Family to Buy Back Muppets (The deal of the decade?)

    05/07/2003 7:37:11 AM PDT · by Tarsk · 25 replies · 940+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday May 7, 2003
    Reuters Henson Family to Buy Back Muppets Wednesday May 7, 10:26 am ET NEW YORK/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and their Muppet friends are homeward bound. Ailing German media company EM.TV & Merchandising AG said on Wednesday it agreed to sell Jim Henson Co., the producer of the Muppets, to the children of their creator -- the late Jim Henson -- for $89 million. The deal ends a nearly two-year hunt for a buyer. Among the suitors were Walt Disney Co., children's programming magnate Haim Saban and former TV executive Dean Valentine. EM.TV bought Henson from the...
  • Henson a perfect fit for Maryland Dems

    09/25/2002 7:56:47 AM PDT · by DoctorMichael · 8 replies · 280+ views
    WashTimes ^ | 9/25/02 | Editorial Board
    <p>Maryland Democrats profess to be shocked by the behavior of political consultant Julius Henson, who on Friday, in his official first day on the job as a consultant working to turn out black voters in Prince George's County for Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, denounced Republican gubernatorial nominee Robert Ehrlich as "a Nazi" and "a bad man."</p>