Show #247 – April 26, 2015

In Podcast by Steve Swanson

The MuppetCast is back in full force! This week we make our post-tournament return with a great interview with Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker from Copper Pot Pictures. Dave and Chad are the filmmakers behind the new documentary “I Am Big Bird Movie“, which will soon be released on multiple VOD (video on demand) platforms, as well as cinemas all over the U.S. Dave and Chad were guests on The MuppetCast in 2012, when they were still campaigning for funds through Kickstarter, and were in the beginning stages of making the movie, and this week we talk about what life is like now, on the other side of that process.

Check out the official Muppet Madness Tournament Championship artwork from Christopher Smigliano! Thanks, Smig! Also listen to JT Hankslayben’s Eleven Point Collar to hear what life was like “behind the scenes” for this year’s Muppet Madness Tournament.

Smig Muppet Madness Tournament 2015 Championship Artwork

The Carpenter Arts Center will be hosting Heather Henson’s Muppet Singalong, and if you’re near Long Beach, CA you simply must go! The Carpenter Arts Center for ticketing info.

Listener Chris Harris is the owner of a Muppet T-shirt collection the likes of which you’ve never seen before. Search #MuppetShirts and tweet him at @MasterCHarris to say hello from The MuppetCast!

The Wizard World Chicago Comic Con will play host to Caroll Spinney, among other celebrities, this August. Check them out for further info.

Mo Mon says hello, and invites you to see his wonderful puppetry on YouTube. Here also is some Muppet Madness Tournament artwork he drew especiallyfor us. Thanks Mo Mon!

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mo mon gonzo

The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA, and The Museum of the Moving Image in New York, NY, will soon be opening permanent Jim Henson exhibitions in Fall 2015. Very exciting times!

As always, you can email with any comments or questions about the Muppets, The MuppetCast, or anything else. Tweet me @muppetcast, and check out The MuppetCast Facebook page. And make sure to subscribe to The MuppetCast in iTunes!

Have a great week!


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Steve is a lifelong Muppet fan. He is the owner of FanPress, a media company specializing in telling inspiring stories in fandom. He is also a musician, songwriter, and teacher. Currently his favorite instrument is the ukulele. As such, he recently launched UcanUke, a music coaching website, where students of all ages and skill levels can learn in personalized online lessons.

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