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  • Blog Post: And the winners are ... / And the next JHM contest is ...

    Well, it turns out that Friday the 13th was pretty luck for two JHM readers. Because Beth Strutz and Todd Burnside (who was playing for his 8 year-old son) just won copies of Ridley Pearson 's new " Kingdom Keepers " book, " Shell Game ." Copyright Disney Enterprises, Inc. All...
  • Blog Post: New viral video, Henson stage show as well as traveling exhibit make for a very Muppety Easter

    When most folks think of the Muppets these days, they think of these sweet, whimsical characters doing cute & gentle things. But what a lot of people forget about Jim Henson is that he had this pretty dark sense of humor. Which is why – back in the day – in order to get a laugh, many Muppet characters...
  • Blog Post: Tube Tuesday: Xmas marks the spot for the Muppets in 2009

    Thanksgiving is traditionally a time when we reconnect with friends & family. And this year, The Walt Disney Company must be feeling especially thankful for the way the public passionately re-embraced the Muppets last week. I mean, who would have thought that a viral video (which was shot on the...
  • Blog Post: Tourists mob Muppets & Mouse shops, snatch up last “Mermaid” tickets

    According to the good folks at Gallup , consumer confidence is on the rise . At the very least, there’s been a sharp albeit seasonal increase in spending over the past two weeks. Of course, anyone who wandered through FAO Schwartz yesterday could have told that you spending was up. Based on the tons...
  • Blog Post: Manhattanites mob the Muppet Whatnot Workshop

    Christmas time in NYC means lines. All over the city this past Saturday, there were people standing in lines. They lined up on the 8th floor at the Macy's in Herald Square in order to see Santa . They lined up along 5th Avenue in order to see Saks ' holiday windows . They even lined up at Rockefeller...
  • Blog Post: Why For the Muppets didn't make it into Tokyo DisneySea

    Hirota K. of Yokohoma writes in to say Dear Mr. Hill -- I have been greatly enjoying your recent articles about Disney theme park attractions that were never built. Could you please share some stories about rides that were proposed but never built for my favorite theme park, Tokyo DisneySea ? Thank you...
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