Kermit the Frog reunites with Muppets songwriter at live concert
Kermit the Frog made a special appearance to find The puppets songwriter Bret McKenzie during a recent live concert. The Muppets are a showbiz-loving puppet troupe created by Jim Henson in 1955, featuring various iconic characters like Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and many more. They have appeared in numerous projects both on television and on the big screen, but they are best known for The puppet showa variety show that ran between 1976 and 1981, and a film series beginning with the origin story The puppet movie in 1979.
Not counting TV movies and direct-to-video specials, The Muppets were featured in a 6-movie run between their theatrical debut and bizarre 1999 release. space muppets. However, the theatrical branch of the franchise was revived with the 2011s. The Muppetsstarring Jason Segel as a man whose younger brother is born a Muppet and finds his calling with the troupe, a film which was followed by the 2014 comedy caper Most Wanted Muppets. Both films in the revival series featured original songs and music co-written by Bret McKenzie, who is best known for his work in New Zealand musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, which also includes Jemaine Clement.
On his official Twitter account, Kermit the frog shared photos of her surprise appearance at McKenzie’s recent New York concert. The duo performed the song “Man or Muppet”, a song by The Muppets originally portrayed by Jason Segel and Peter Linz (as his Muppet brother Walter). They also performed a rendition of “The Rainbow Connection”, written by Paul Williams, which debuted in The puppet movie and became one of the best-known songs in the Muppet canon.
What’s next for the Muppets?
Projects featuring the Muppets have been somewhat scattered since 2014, including the season-long ABC workplace sitcom The Muppets in 2015, the Disney+ mini-series in six episodes muppets now in 2020, and the exceptional special Haunted Muppet Mansion in October 2021. This reappearance of Kermit acknowledging Mckenzie’s Muppet legacy has led many to start speculating when they will return to the big screen. Although Most Wanted Muppets made a profit, it had a lukewarm box office take and did not receive a sequel in the decade after its release.
Unfortunately for fans of the two films featuring McKenzie’s work, there has still been no news of another The Muppets come to the halls. However, they will return to Disney+ with another exclusive series in the near future. The show, titled Muppet Mayhemwill follow the Muppet group Electric Mayhem, whose members include Animal, Dr. Teeth, Floyd Pepper and Janice.
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