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Jim Henson's Wife And Muppets Collaborator Jane Henson Dies Of Cancer

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Jim Henson’s wife and fellow puppeteer Jane Jenson has passed away.

The Muppets’ collaborator died at age 78 in her Connecticut home yesterday due to her battle with cancer.

She and her husband met in the mid-1950s at the University of Maryland and were partners throughout the development of The Muppets. The couple split in 1986. Jim passed in 1990. Both are survived by their five children: Lisa, Cheryl, Brian, John and Heather.

So so sad! Our thoughts are with her family.

[Image via Mark Wilson/Getty Images.]

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Henson Co. To Animate A New Kind Of Frog!

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Don't freak out! Henson is NOT re-inventing Kermit or taking him away from his real-life puppet world…

BUT, the company is creating an animated version of the classic 1970's Toad and Frog tales that were written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel!

Toad and Frog are two very different amphibian friends who, through every-day experiences, share

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Rango Writer Gets Down At Fraggle Rock

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It's finally happening!!

Fraggle Rock — which has been stuck in development hell for years — is getting a script!!

Rango writer Jim Byrkit and newcomer Alex Manugian will team up to transform the musical muppet kids show into a full-length feature for New Regency films.

We already told you Scissor Sisters will do the soundtrack and now another huge piece of the puzzle is falling into place! Yes!!

We can't believe it's been almost 30 years since Jim Henson first danced our cares away with those lovable Fraggles!

Do U think they can sweet-talk Rango star Johnny Depp into making an appearance??

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Guillermo Del Toro Agrees To Direct Stop-Motion Animated Pinocchio

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Cool news for fans of Guillermo Del Toro.

We've known that the filmmaker has been busy producing the stop-motion animation version of Pinocchio for some time, but now he's signed on to direct it!

He's replacing Gris Grimly — the author of a 2002 book of which the movie is based on — to co-direct with Mark Gustafson. Jim Henson Company producer Lisa Henson has welcomed Del Toro's presence behind the camera and said:

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7,987 Signatures For Perez Hilton's "Get The Muppets On The Oscars" Petition In 24 Hours!!! Let's Keep The Momentum Going!!!

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First of all, we are SO excited and thankful for UR support!!! And so is Jason Segel!! He said so on Twitter, LOL!!

Since The Muppets have meant to so much to so many FOR DECADES, we really thought it was necessary to do something about the lack of respect shown by The Oscars! They're not letting either of the Best Original Song nominees perform this year!! What bull!!

So we have a petition going to show The Oscars we want The Muppets on that stage!! And we mean business!!!

Thousands of your signatures have come in, with comments expressing your outrage and we THANK U!! In fact, we've read countless comments saying U would actually tune in to The Oscars if they got to perform!! And we need to get that across to them!!!

As homage to The Muppets, we're trying to reach a high goal in a short amount of time… just like they were trying to do in their latest movie! And we believe in you!! We know U can help us make this happen!!

Please, spread the news to all your Facebook friends, Twitter followers, YouTube subscribers, etc!! Get the message out there!!!

We've gotten over 7,987 signatures in 24 hours!! Let's keep this up!! For The Muppets!!! For Jim Henson!!! For the Muppet in all of us!!!

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The Muppet Influence Hits TV! New Jim Henson Puppet Comedy Headed To NBC!

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We're SO glad that Jim Henson Studios is having this resurgence!

With all the well-earned hype surrounding the upcoming Muppets movie, we're NOT surprised that TV networks are starting to jump on the bandwagon!

That's right, folks! It's not another Muppet Show, but

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Watch The Muppets' Opening Dance Number And Gleam With Joy!

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We keep getting sneak peeks of the new Muppets film, and it's making us so happy inside!

But we can't keep all the feel-good for ourselves, so here ya go! Here's the opening dance number for all the inner children out there.

Life's a happy song when there's someone by my side to sing along.

U can bet we'll be enjoying our Thanksgiving with a trip to see Kermit and Miss Piggy!

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