Kermit the Frog made a special appearance at the reunion with the muppets songwriter Bret McKenzie at a recent live concert. The Muppets are a group of showbiz-loving dolls created by Jim Henson in 1955, including several iconic characters such as Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, and many more. They have appeared in many projects, both on television and on the big screen, but they are best known for: the muppet showa variety show that ran between 1976 and 1981, and a series of films beginning with the origin story The Muppet movie in 1979.
In addition to TV movies and direct-to-video specials, the Muppets were featured in a series of 6 films between their theatrical debut and the strange 1999 outing. Muppets from outer space. However, the theatrical branch of the franchise was revived with 2011’s The Muppetsstarring Jason Segel as a man whose younger brother was born as Muppet and finds his calling with the troupe, a film that was followed by the 2014 caper comedy Muppets most wanted. Both films in the revival series feature original songs and music co-written by Bret McKenzie, who is best known for his work in the New Zealand musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, which also stars Jemaine Clement.
On his official Twitter account, Kermit the Frog shared photos of his surprise appearance at McKenzie’s recent concert in New York City. The duo sang the song “Man or Muppet”, a song by The Muppets originally performed by Jason Segel and Peter Linz (as his Muppet brother Walter). They also performed a rendition of the Paul Williams penned “The Rainbow Connection,” which debuted in The Muppet movie and has become one of the most famous songs in the Muppet canon.
What’s next for The Muppets?
Projects featuring the Muppets have been somewhat scattered since 2014, including the one-season ABC sitcom in the workplace The Muppets in 2015, the six-part Disney+ miniseries Muppets now in 2020, and the one-off special Muppets Haunted Mansion in October 2021. This return of Kermit recognizing the legacy of Mckenzie’s Muppet has led many to speculate about when they will return to the big screen. although Muppets most wanted turned a profit, had a lukewarm blockbuster, and has not continued in the nearly ten years since its release.
Unfortunately for fans of the two films featuring McKenzie’s work, there has still been no message from another the muppets theaters come. However, they will return to Disney+ in the near future with a new exclusive series. The show, titled The Muppets Mayhemsucceeds the Muppet band Electric Mayhem, whose members include Animal, Dr. Teeth, Floyd Pepper and Janice.
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