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Google Honors Jim Henson's 75Th Birthday With 'Google Puppets'

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Google Pays Tribute On Jim Henson's 75Th Birthday

Jim Henson would have turned 75 Saturday.

Google was kind enough to pay tribute to the late Muppets creator with its latest Google Doodle: an interactive puppet show featuring six original characters.

By using their mouse and keyboard, users could make the characters do a range of things such as looking around and opening their mouths.

One youtube user made a video (HERE) showing off their secret tricks! A lot of people made music videos featuring the little Googuppets. HERE's a popular video of them singing along to Lady Gaga's Poker Face!

Henson may have passed away, but his characters (Miss Piggy, Kermit, and Big Bird) to name a few) all live on.

The popularity of his creations — and even this tribute — proves his creative spirt is still very much alive.
Props Google!

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So Sweet! Kermit And Rowlf Sing Rainbow Connection!

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In a tribute to the legendary Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog and Rowlf did a wonderful rendition of Rainbow Connection at D23 this weekend.

So so sweet! Love it!!

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Kermit Headed For The Smithsonian!

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The original Kermit the Frog puppet is headed for the Smithsonian!

Jim Henson's widow Jane Henson is donating the puppet, who was originally made from an old coat thrown away by Jim's mom, and 9 others to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Kermit made his TV debut in 1955 appearing on a show called Sam and Friends that ran after the local news in Washington.

He's come a long way!

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Muppets For Adults!

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Maybe it could work?

A new series on the Game Show Network will feature some new Jim Henson Company muppets, but the fare will not be for children.

The late-night comedy game show will be set in "a glamorous, cocktail-soaked world." Actor-comedian Larry Miller will host the show as his human self.

Sounds kind of bizarre to us — and who watches GSN?!

What do U think?

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Dark Crystal Gets A Sequel - 28 Years Later!

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These days, if it's not a remake, it's an unnecessary sequel!

The latest to get a long-awaited follow up is the '80s Jim Henson extravaganza Dark Crystal!

Peter and Michael Spierig, the team behind Daybreakers, will be directing the new flick, called The Power of the Dark Crystal, and apparently will also be employing the same puppetry used in the original - on top of some modern day CGI, of course!

And WTF is the plot supposed to be, exactly?

According to reports:

Set hundreds of years after the events of the first movie when the world has once again fallen into darkness, Power of the Dark Crystal follows the adventures of a mysterious girl made of fire who, together with a Gelfling outcast, steals a shard of the legendary Crystal in an attempt to reignite the dying sun that exists at the center of the planet.

We'll remain cautiously optimistic on this one, but we're sure it's not going to hold a candle to the new Tron!

Too bad! We LOVE the original Dark Crystal!

Thoughts??

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