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Jim Henson originally wanted the Muppets to be for adults and didn’t see his characters as a vehicle for children’s education and family entertainment. Indeed, he first envisioned something closer to South Park rather than Sesame Street and in the 1950s they did dark comedy in commercials.

It’s Not Easy Being Evergreen: An Oral History of the Muppets Brow Beat Can the Muppets find a future as bright as their past? Jim Henson started making television programs starring his distinctive googly-eyed creations—part puppet, part marionette—in the 1950s. And they were hits. Early versions of Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear and Cookie Monster …

Jim Henson originally wanted the Muppets to be for adults and didn’t see his characters as a vehicle for children’s education and family entertainment. Indeed, he first envisioned something closer to South Park rather than Sesame Street and in the 1950s they did dark comedy in commercials. Read More »

Whoopi Goldberg is the only person in the world to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, and Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (also known as the KCAs or Kids’ Choice) is an annual American children’s awards ceremony show that is produced by Nickelodeon. Usually held on a Saturday night in late March or early April, the show honors the year’s biggest television, movie, and music acts as voted …

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An Elmo cameo was written for the 2011 Muppets film but was stopped by Children’s TV Workshop lawyers. Ironically, the scene featured the Muppets attempting to recruit Elmo but getting stopped by his lawyers.

‘The Muppets’: Where’s Elmo? Moviegoers might be disappointed to learn that the character does not appear in Disney’s reboot. This story originally appeared in the Nov. 25 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Fans of Elmo might be let down to learn that the character does not appear in Disney’s Nov. 23 reboot The Muppets. …

An Elmo cameo was written for the 2011 Muppets film but was stopped by Children’s TV Workshop lawyers. Ironically, the scene featured the Muppets attempting to recruit Elmo but getting stopped by his lawyers. Read More »

When Audrey Geisel, the widow of Doctor Seuss, was selling the rights to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, she made sure that “any actor submitted for the Grinch must be of comparable stature to Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman.”

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000 film) This article is about the 2000 live-action film known as “The Grinch” in the UK. For the 2018 computer animated film, see The Grinch (film). How the Grinch Stole Christmas (also known as Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and simply The Grinch) is a 2000 American …

When Audrey Geisel, the widow of Doctor Seuss, was selling the rights to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, she made sure that “any actor submitted for the Grinch must be of comparable stature to Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman.” Read More »

Peter Ostrum, the actor that played Charlie in “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, opted for a career as a veterinarian over acting. Willie Wonka was his only movie

Peter Ostrum Peter Gardner Ostrum (/ˈoʊstrəm/; born November 1, 1957) is an American veterinarian and former child actor whose only film role was as Charlie Bucket in the 1971 motion picture Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Ostrum was 12 years old when selected by talent agents for Willy Wonka. Though he enjoyed the experience …

Peter Ostrum, the actor that played Charlie in “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, opted for a career as a veterinarian over acting. Willie Wonka was his only movie Read More »

After having a falling out with Disney over marketing disagreements for Aladdin, Robin Williams put a clause in his will preventing the company from using his voice/outtakes in future films for 25 years after his death.

You Won’t Hear Robin Williams as ‘Aladdin’ in a Future Movie Disney is apparently determined to remake, reimagine, or retell every fairy tale in its animated feature stable, with new versions of everything from Beauty and the Beast to Winnie the Pooh in the works. But one character you won’t see make a comeback is …

After having a falling out with Disney over marketing disagreements for Aladdin, Robin Williams put a clause in his will preventing the company from using his voice/outtakes in future films for 25 years after his death. Read More »

Zootopia is the only movie with no human characters to make $1 billion worldwide in ticket sales.

Zootopia Total Lifetime Grosses Domestic:  $341,268,248    33.3% + Foreign:  $682,515,947    66.7% = Worldwide:  $1,023,784,195 Domestic Summary Opening Weekend:  $75,063,401 (#1 rank, 3,827 theaters, $19,614 average) % of Total Gross:  22.0% > View All 22 Weekends Widest Release:  3,959 theaters Close Date:  August 4, 2016 In Release:  154 days / 22 weeks Source: https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=disney2016.htm

Maurice Sendak’s classic book “Where the Wild Things Are” was supposed to be titled “Where the Wild Horses Are” but he realized he couldn’t draw horses so he changed it to “things” instead

10 wild facts about Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are President Obama chose to read one of his favourite children’s books, Where The Wild Things Are, for the 2016 Easter Egg Roll at the White House. His very dramatic reading, accompanied by First Lady Michelle, featured claws and roars from the excited crowd! As …

Maurice Sendak’s classic book “Where the Wild Things Are” was supposed to be titled “Where the Wild Horses Are” but he realized he couldn’t draw horses so he changed it to “things” instead Read More »