Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Kids Meet Kermit & Friends on Disney Junior's "Muppet Moments"

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and other beloved Muppets star in Disney Junior's "Muppet Moments," a new short-form series of amusing conversations between Muppets and young kids about everyday topics including "apologies," "favorite foods" and "manners." The series will debut on Disney Channel with four shorts premiering FRIDAY, APRIL 3 (8:25 a.m., 8:55 a.m., 9:25 a.m. and 9:55 a.m., ET/PT) and a new short airing daily through Friday, May 8. New shorts will continue to rollout throughout 2015 and will also be available on WATCH Disney Junior.

Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide said, "The Muppets have been a part of nearly every family's life, and we are delighted to bring back fond memories of these iconic characters for parents and create new ones for the youngest members of the family. 'Muppet Moments' highlight the Muppets doing what they do best – making kids and families laugh while showcasing compassion and heart. Our hope is that viewers will come away seeing how funny and special the Muppets really are."

Kermit the Frog added, "In show business, they say never work with kids or animals. Well, on 'Muppet Moments' we break both those rules and a lot more – and the results are fun, silly, and even inspiring."

In addition to Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear, "Muppet Moments" will feature appearances by The Great Gonzo, Animal, Beaker, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Rowlf, Bobo, The Newsman, Rizzo, Sam Eagle and Pepe the King Prawn. The series is produced by Alex Rockwell and directed by Bill Barretta. It is a production of The Muppets Studio in association with Disney Junior.

For me, the Muppets were always funniest during interviews and in improv moments like these. I once watched Miss Piggy learning how to make sugar snowflake ornaments with Martha Stewart. As they were making them, her "movers" were "borrowing" the good china and silver wear in the next room. In the end, Piggy asked how many of these ornaments Martha made every year. When given the answer "200" she replied "WOW. How anal." I pretty much died. Suffice to say I'll be looking forward to Muppet Moments!! Let's watch some more previews, starting with AUDITIONS!! .....for Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First...hilarity ensues...

OK here's a REAL preview this time...

Mark your calendar! FRIDAY, APRIL 3 (8:25 a.m., 8:55 a.m., 9:25 a.m. and 9:55 a.m., ET/PT)

No comments :

Post a Comment