Perhaps you remember the very excellent "Weekend At Kermie's: The Muppets' Strange Life After Death," published here back in summer of 2011. That has led to a very exciting new Kindle Serial: Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career. And here is a big excerpt over on Longreads today.
Muppet trailers are making the rounds of the Internet these days. There are a few spoofs: rom-com, superhero and heist parodies, and then the official trailer for the new movie, which promises “muppet domination” this Thanksgiving. Presumably, this domination will mean a return to the box-office and critical success of days of old. And I have to admit: it’s exciting. Anyone who remembers the Muppets remembers them fondly. If there's an anti-Muppet faction out there, they've kept quiet.
Jason Segel, the creator of the new movie, clearly shares this sense of nostalgia:
I’ve just grown a little disappointed with…all these weird concept movies. [...]
Oooh, get your tickets to the screening of Jim Henson's Youth '68 now. The hour-long doc plays on May 6 at the 92nd St. Y's Tribeca Screening Room. You will surely run into fans of the early pre-Muppet experimental work of Henson such as Neil Patrick Harris. (Uh, "no homo" to that whole sentence.)