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Kermit the Frog Voice Actor Steve Whitmire Is Mysteriously Leaving the Muppets After Nearly Thirty Years

11 July 2017 8:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Kermit the Frog is finding a new voice.

Steve Whitmire, the puppeteer behind Jim Henson’s most famous Muppet, is parting ways with the character after almost thirty years. Diehard Muppets fans were shocked by Whitmire’s unexpected departure; Whitmire has been a Muppets mainstay since 1978. He took over Kermit the Frog — Henson’s most personal creation — after his death in 1990. In addition to Kermit, Whitmire also voiced the cantankerous film critic Statler, carrot-topped lab assistant Beaker, and created the foul-mouthed Rizzo the Rat.

Read More: ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Teaser: Netflix Developing a Prequel to Jim Henson’s Fantasy Adventure Film 

Muppets fan website Tough Pigs originally reported the news, which was confirmed by a representative of Muppets Studios at Disney. The studio shared that Matt Vogel will be the next voice of Kermit the Frog. Vogel has been with the Muppets since 1996, previously taking over »

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Kermit the Frog Voice Actor Steve Whitmire Is Mysteriously Leaving the Muppets After Nearly Thirty Years

11 July 2017 8:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Kermit the Frog is finding a new voice.

Steve Whitmire, the puppeteer behind Jim Henson’s most famous Muppet, is parting ways with the character after almost thirty years. Diehard Muppets fans were shocked by Whitmire’s unexpected departure; Whitmire has been a Muppets mainstay since 1978. He took over Kermit the Frog — Henson’s most personal creation — after his death in 1990. In addition to Kermit, Whitmire also voiced the cantankerous film critic Statler, carrot-topped lab assistant Beaker, and created the foul-mouthed Rizzo the Rat.

Read More: ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Teaser: Netflix Developing a Prequel to Jim Henson’s Fantasy Adventure Film 

Muppets fan website Tough Pigs originally reported the news, which was confirmed by a representative of Muppets Studios at Disney. The studio shared that Matt Vogel will be the next voice of Kermit the Frog. Vogel has been with the Muppets since 1996, previously taking over »

- Jude Dry

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How Donald Trump Impacted The Writers Guild Negotiations — And Helped Them Get a Better Deal

10 June 2017 6:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Donald Trump inadvertently got Hollywood writers an improved contract this year.

It sure wasn’t through anything he actually did on behalf of TV and feature scribes. But the resistance that began to pop up after Trump’s election inspired writers to demand a better deal from the studios, according to several showrunners on Friday at the Atx Television Festival.

Gathered on stage to discuss how Trump is impacting the world of storytelling, Beau Willimon (“House of Cards,” “The First”) mentioned his role on the Writers Guild of America negotiation committee, and how members became more motivated post-Trump.

Read More: Writers Strike Averted: Tentative New Deal with Producers Sealed Late Monday Night

“A lot of our meetings [discussions] were very much in the context of a Trump America,” Willimon said. “The sense that as organized labor, there was a political moment here. That the only way that things happen politically is »

- Michael Schneider

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How Donald Trump Impacted The Writers Guild Negotiations — And Helped Them Get a Better Deal

10 June 2017 6:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Donald Trump inadvertently got Hollywood writers an improved contract this year.

It sure wasn’t through anything he actually did on behalf of TV and feature scribes. But the resistance that began to pop up after Trump’s election inspired writers to demand a better deal from the studios, according to several showrunners on Friday at the Atx Television Festival.

Gathered on stage to discuss how Trump is impacting the world of storytelling, Beau Willimon (“House of Cards,” “The First”) mentioned his role on the Writers Guild of America negotiation committee, and how members became more motivated post-Trump.

Read More: Writers Strike Averted: Tentative New Deal with Producers Sealed Late Monday Night

“A lot of our meetings [discussions] were very much in the context of a Trump America,” Willimon said. “The sense that as organized labor, there was a political moment here. That the only way that things happen politically is »

- Michael Schneider

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Kathy Griffin Had a Right to Do Her Trump Photo Shoot, and Hollywood Should Have Defended It, Say Key Showrunners

9 June 2017 12:40 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hollywood missed an opportunity to support free speech when the world was piling on Kathy Griffin last week.

That was the feeling among several major showrunners and TV producers on stage Friday morning at an Atx Television Festival panel. Griffin was widely criticized by both the right and the left, including many in Hollywood, for a photo shoot in which she held a bloodied pumpkin head made to look like Donald Trump.

“What Kathy Griffin did, whether you like it or not, is a piece of political art,” said Javier Grillo-Marxuach (“The Middleman,” Netflix’s upcoming “The Dark Crystal”). “For politically conscious art it was fairly mercenary and kind of banal but she did it, and we have to defend her right to do that. Or we will not be able to do much more milk-toast crap that is much less defensive than what she did.”

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- Michael Schneider

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Kathy Griffin Had a Right to Do Her Trump Photo Shoot, and Hollywood Should Have Defended It, Say Key Showrunners

9 June 2017 12:40 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Hollywood missed an opportunity to support free speech when the world was piling on Kathy Griffin last week.

That was the feeling among several major showrunners and TV producers on stage Friday morning at an Atx Television Festival panel. Griffin was widely criticized by both the right and the left, including many in Hollywood, for a photo shoot in which she held a bloodied pumpkin head made to look like Donald Trump.

“What Kathy Griffin did, whether you like it or not, is a piece of political art,” said Javier Grillo-Marxuach (“The Middleman,” Netflix’s upcoming “The Dark Crystal”). “For politically conscious art it was fairly mercenary and kind of banal but she did it, and we have to defend her right to do that. Or we will not be able to do much more milk-toast crap that is much less defensive than what she did.”

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- Michael Schneider

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Alan Cumming Pleads For Better Life For His ‘Buddy’ Co-Star, A Chimpanzee Named Tonka

5 June 2017 8:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Alan Cumming fans love the celebrated character actor for his mischievous smile and impressive versatility, but now they have one more endearing quality to add to the list: Animal rights activist. A longtime PETA supporter, the Tony-winning actor was distraught to learn that his chimpanzee co-star from the 1997 movie, “Buddy,” was living in squalor at an unaccredited primate facility. Now, the star has penned an impassioned plea to the facility’s owner to release Tonka to an accredited animal sanctuary.

Read More: Alan Cumming, David Boreanaz, Bobby Moynihan, Shemar Moore Lead CBS Male-Heavy Series Orders

“[Tonka and I] developed a very close camaraderie during the months when we filmed. By the end of the shoot, his trainers let him groom me. It was a special friendship—one I’ll always treasure. I hoped to see Tonka the following year at the film’s premiere but was told that he was no longer manageable »

- Jude Dry

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Netflix's Friends From College comedy gets a teaser trailer & release date

22 May 2017 1:16 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

As much as I'd like to include some of my more um ... colorful college-related stories in this article, doing so would more than likely result in my immediate termination fromt the site, so I'll just leave it all to your wild imaginations, yeah? Let's just say I spent a fair amount of time watching The Dark Crystal, Breakin' 2, and Legend while partaking... Read More »

- Steve Seigh

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A Message From ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Director Louis Leterrier

22 May 2017 6:42 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

We have a little more information on that unexpected Netflix announcement late last week that will finally bring us new live-action content within The Dark Crystal universe.

The official The Dark Crystal website has published a message from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance director Louis Leterrier directed squarely at us, the fans.

The message offers insight into Leterrier's approach to the project and how he will splice together modern filmmaking techniques with the artistry and puppetry that helped make the original film so special.

We got a sneak peek at how this new modern The Dark Crystal will look in the new trailer and per Leterrier's message, there are a lot more behind-the-scenes looks at the preparation and production of the upcoming 10-episode series to come.

What Leterrier makes abundantly clear in his message is that he and the filmmaking team, from Netflix to The Jim Henson Company, are »

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Preview of Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal #3

20 May 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal #3 is out this coming Wednesday, and we’ve got a preview of the issue for you here courtesy of Boom! Studios…

See Also: Netflix announces The Dark Crystal prequel series Age of Resistance

While Jen and Kira deal with the chaos the Skeksis have wrought on the castle, Thurma and Kensho are out in the wilds of Thra on the run from the Crystal Guard, unaware that something far more treacherous followed their trail: the Chamberlain.

The Power of the Dark Crystal #3 is out on May 24th, priced $3.99. »

- Amie Cranswick

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King Conan Movie Is Still Happening

20 May 2017 1:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this year, Universal canceled The Legend of Conan, which would have had Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his iconic role from the original 1982 classic. Also known in some circles as King Conan, the movie was believed to be dead. Not true, says Schwarzenegger. As far as he's concerned, the movie is still happening.

Schwarzenegger was at Cannes this weekend to promote a new underwater documentary. But the talk quickly turned to his impending slate, which includes a recently announced Terminator reboot that James Cameron will be producing and the Twins sequel Triplets. King Conan was almost completely waxed over. But Arnie stopped short for an update, confirming that things are moving forward.

"It's being rewritten...the idea is to do it."

What we don't have confirmed from the action icon is whether or not the sequel is still at Universal. Arnold has been teasing this movie since 2012, which is actually not that long in Hollywood years. »

- MovieWeb

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McFarlane Toys Teaming Up with The Jim Henson Company to Release Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal Figures

19 May 2017 4:52 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Earlier this week, Netflix channeled the magic of ’80s nostalgia by announcing a new prequel series to The Dark Crystal, and now McFarlane Toys will also help bring Jim Henson's magical worlds to life by releasing official figures based on characters from Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal, including a figure of David Bowie's Goblin King, Jareth, which is teased in a new image ahead of its November release.

Press Release: Tempe, Az and Hollywood, CA - May 19, 2017 –The Jim Henson Company has partnered with McFarlane Toys, which will harken back to its roots of “Movie Maniacs” to create figures of classic characters from two of Henson’s most well-known features Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal.

Directed by visionary Jim Henson and executive produced by George Lucas, Labyrinth is a fanboy favorite and wonder of puppetry. Stuck babysitting her brother, teenager Sarah, resentfully wishes The Goblin King (memorably portrayed »

- Derek Anderson

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'The Dark Crystal' Prequel Series Coming to Netflix

19 May 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

All your nostalgia belongs to Hollywood, and much of it is now owned by Netflix. The streaming service announced today a partnership with The Jim Henson Company to produce a new series based on the 1982 fantasy film The Dark Crystal. Don't worry, it will involve practical puppets. And the imagination of Brian Froud, the creature, costume and conceptual designer on the original.  The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistence will be a 10-episode prequel series about three Gelflng characters rebelling against the Skeksis. Louis Leterrier, who directed The Incredible Hulk and the Clash of the Titans remake, is directing the whole thing. There will be some digital effects, but as you can see in the teaser below, the look and feel of The Dark...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Dark Crystal Prequel Series Coming To Netflix

19 May 2017 1:26 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

While Jim Henson and his legendary creature shop may be best known for giving the world The Muppets, there was a time in the 80’s when the puppetry master was forgoing the brightly coloured felt for decidedly darker kiddo fare, most notably Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. While Labyrinth has endured mostly because of the David Bowie of it all, the love for The Dark Crystal has grown over the years because of its perfectly realised world full of fantastical creatures and it’s groundbreaking animatronics. For those children of the 80’s who have been waiting decades for another trip to the world of Thra, your prayers have been answered with Netflix announcing a ten part mini series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. What’s even better, the film’s original conceptual designer, Brian Froud, is on board to design the series’ new characters. The series will chart »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Netflix's The Dark Crystal Reboot Will Make You Long For Your Childhood

19 May 2017 8:55 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Netflix has a wealth of original shows, and some of its biggest hits have come from revamping existing properties. After seeing huge success with Fuller House and A Series of Unfortunate Events, the streaming service has greenlit a new show inspired by Jim Henson's 1982 film The Dark Crystal. Set in the world of Thra, The Dark Crystal was one of the darker puppet films of the '80s and may or may not have given you a bunch of nightmares about an evil vulture. The Announcement On May 18, Netflix revealed that it is officially going forward with The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, to be directed by Now You See Me's Louis Leterrier. "Louis Leterrier is passionate about the world of The Dark Crystal and has an incredible creative vision for the series," said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company, in a statement. "He brings »

- Maggie Pehanick

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‘F Is for Family’ Season 2 Trailer: The Murphys Are Back and So Are All Their Issues

19 May 2017 8:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Netflix has released the trailer for season 2 of its original animated series “F Is for Family.” Co-created by comedian Bill Burr and Michael Price, the series follows the Murphy family back to the 1970s, “when kids roamed wild, beer flowed freely and nothing came between a man and his TV.”

Read More: Cannes: Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Okja’ Booed During Technical Glitch and Netflix Logo at First Press Screening

The show stars Burr as the voice of Frank Murphy, the family’s extreme patriarch; Laura Dern as the voice of Frank’s wife, Sue; and Justin Long voices the family’s oldest son, Kevin. Season 2 finds the Murphy Family in the winter of 1974. Frank does not have a job and Sue is the one supporting the household. “I’m not working, that means I’m not a man,” Frans says on the trailer.

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- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘F Is for Family’ Season 2 Trailer: The Murphys Are Back and So Are All Their Issues

19 May 2017 8:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix has released the trailer for season 2 of its original animated series “F Is for Family.” Co-created by comedian Bill Burr and Michael Price, the series follows the Murphy family back to the 1970s, “when kids roamed wild, beer flowed freely and nothing came between a man and his TV.”

Read More: Cannes: Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Okja’ Booed During Technical Glitch and Netflix Logo at First Press Screening

The show stars Burr as the voice of Frank Murphy, the family’s extreme patriarch; Laura Dern as the voice of Frank’s wife, Sue; and Justin Long voices the family’s oldest son, Kevin. Season 2 finds the Murphy Family in the winter of 1974. Frank does not have a job and Sue is the one supporting the household. “I’m not working, that means I’m not a man,” Frans says on the trailer.

Read More: ‘The Dark Crystal: Age »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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A Dark Crystal Prequel Series Could be a Nice Netflix Hit

18 May 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

If you remember the classic Jim Henson movie The Dark Crystal from the 80s then you’re my generation. If not, no worries, you should still see it. The movie is a classic and contains what I would today consider to be some of the freakiest looking characters I’ve ever seen in a movie.  I’ve got one word: “skeksies.”  Yeesh those dudes are scary.   In any event, if there’s one movie that I think a reboot would do justice for, it’s The Dark Crystal.  While the film still holds up today you have to remember it’s Jim Henson puppets.  A modern

A Dark Crystal Prequel Series Could be a Nice Netflix Hit »

- Nat Berman

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance: Netflix Orders Jim Henson Prequel Series

18 May 2017 5:38 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Check out this trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance TV show, coming to Netflix. The 10-episode fantasy drama series is a prequel to Jim Henson's 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal. Production is set to begin, this fall.  Director Louis Leterrier is executive producing The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, along with Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford. Rita Peruggi is producing, and Blanca Lista will serve as a co-executive producer. Co-executive producers Jeffrey Addiss, Will Matthews, and Javier Grillo-Marxuach will lead the writing team. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Skeksis meets Netflix: ‘The Dark Crystal’ returns

18 May 2017 3:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Cult fantasy The Dark Crystal is set to be revived at Netflix, this time as a prequel series.

The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance tells the story of what happened before the events of Jim Henson‘s 1982 movie. Taking us back to the planet of Thra, it focuses on a quest by a trio of gentle Gelflings to defeat the crystal-fuelled tyranny of the wizened Skeksis race.

Age Of Resistance aims to bring the world created by Henson and artist Brian Froud to the streaming generation. A proposed follow-up, The Power Of The Dark Crystal, was abandoned as a film a few years back. The ten episode run will be written by Jeffrey Addiss, Will Matthews, and Javier Grillo-Marxuach, who are also executive producers alongside Lisa Henson and The Jim Henson Company.

They are joined by Now You See Me helmer Louis Leterrier, who will direct the saga. It »

- Steve Palace

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