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The Muppets are a group of puppet characters known for an absurdist, burlesque and self-referential style of variety-sketch comedy. Having been created in 1955 by Jim Henson, they are the namesake for the Disney media franchise that encompasses films, television series, music recordings, print publications, and other media associated with The Muppet Show characters.

Henson once stated that the term "Muppet" had been created as a blend of the words "marionette" and "puppet", but also claimed that it was actually a word he had coined.[1] The Muppets debuted on the television program Sam and Friends, which aired locally on WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. from 1955 to 1961. After appearing on skits in several late night talk shows and advertising commercials during the 1960s, Henson's Muppets began appearing on Sesame Street when that show debuted in 1969. The Muppets then became the stars of multiple television series and films, including; The Muppet Show (1976–1981), The Muppet Movie (1979), The Great Muppet Caper (1981), The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), and The Jim Henson Hour (1989). After Henson's death in 1990, The Muppets continued their presence in television and cinema with Muppets Tonight (1996–98), a series continuation of The Muppet Show, and three films, The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), Muppet Treasure Island (1996), Muppets from Space (1999); the former two were co-produced with Disney, who sought to acquire the characters since the late 1980s. In 2004, The Walt Disney Company purchased the rights to The Muppets (except for the Sesame Street characters, which were sold separately to Sesame Workshop, as well as Fraggle Rock and other characters retained by The Jim Henson Company),[2][3][4] and later formed The Muppets Studio; a division created specifically for managing The Muppets franchise.

Disney re-branded the franchise beginning in 2008, in anticipation of the seventh film, The Muppets.[5][6] The film, written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller and directed by James Bobin, was released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 23, 2011, and met with critical acclaim and commercial success.[7] An eighth film, Muppets Most Wanted, was released on March 21, 2014.[8]

Parodies

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  1. Muppets/An American Tail
  2. Muppets/Bananaman
  3. Muppets/TUGS
  4. Muppets/Thomas
  5. Muppets/Mario
  6. Muppets/Sonic
  7. Muppets/Shining Time Station
  8. Muppets/Dora the Explorer
  9. Muppets/Veggietales
  10. Muppets/Dr. Seuss
  11. Muppets/The Little Engine That Could
  12. Muppets/Spongebob
  13. Muppets/Toy Story
  14. Muppets/Thomas and the Magic Railroad
  15. Muppets/Sesame Street
  16. Muppets/Cyberchase
  17. Muppets/Phineas and Ferb
  18. Muppets/Looney Tunes
  19. Muppets/The Jungle Book
  20. Muppets/Snow White
  21. Muppets/Madagascar
  22. Muppets/Open Season
  23. Muppets/Rugrats
  24. Muppets/The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
  25. Muppets/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  26. Muppets/Futurama
  27. Muppets/The Simpsons
  28. Muppets/Jariel Powell-Outlaw
  29. Muppets/Mickey Mouse
  30. Muppets/Regular Show
  31. Muppets/Tweenies
  32. Muppets/Family Guy
  33. Muppets/Zookeeper
  34. Muppets/Disney Infinity
  35. Muppets/CatDog
  36. Muppets/PB&J Otter
  37. Muppets/Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers
  38. Muppets/Alvin and the Chipmunks
  39. Muppets/The Angry Beavers
  40. Muppets/Clifford the Big Red Dog
  41. Muppets/Clifford's Puppy Days
  42. Muppets/Fantastic Mr. Fox
  43. Muppets/Meet the Robinsons
  44. Muppets/Backyardigans
  45. Muppets/Dragontales
  46. Muppets/Wiggles
  47. Muppets/Doodlebops
  48. Muppets/Bob the Builder
  49. Muppets/Mighty Ducks
  50. Muppets/My Little Pony
  51. Muppets/The Simpsons Movie
  52. Muppets/Monty Python
  53. Muppets/Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  54. Muppets/Doc McStuffins
  55. Muppets/Sofia the First
  56. Muppets/Jump Start
  57. Muppets/Chalk Zone
  58. Muppets/My Life as a Teenage Robot
  59. Muppets/Rocket Power
  60. Muppets/Doug
  61. Muppets/Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
  62. Muppets/The Wild Thornberrys
  63. Muppets/As Told By Ginger
  64. Muppets/Happy Monster Band
  65. Muppets/(A Monster Went and) Ate My Red Two (from Sesame Street)
  66. Muppets/Caribbean Air (from Sesame Street)
  67. Muppets/Fallin' (by Alicia Keys)
  68. Muppets/Copacabana (by Barry Manilow)
  69. Muppets/Shrek
  70. Muppets/Users
  71. Muppets/Bear in the Big Blue House
  72. Muppets/Gordon (Sunshine/Warrior Version)
  73. Muppets/Trolls (2016)
  74. Muppets/Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  75. Muppets/Disney
  76. Muppets/Disney Princess
  77. Muppets/Disney Villains
  78. Muppets/20th Century Fox

See also

References

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  1. Jones, Brian Jay (2013). "Sam and Friends". Jim Henson: The Biography. New York: Ballantine Books. pp. 41–42. ISBN 978-0-345-52611-3. It was really just a term we made up. For a long time I would tell people it was a combination of marionettes and puppets but, basically, it was really just a word that we coined. We have done very few things connected with marionettes. 
  2. "The Walt Disney Company and The Jim Henson Company Sign Agreement for Disney to buy The "Muppets" and "Bear in the Big Blue House"". Press release. The Walt Disney Company. http://corporate.disney.go.com/news/corporate/2004/2004_0217_kermit.html. Retrieved 16 January 2013. "In the months before his death in 1990, my father Jim Henson pursued extensive discussions with The Walt Disney Company based on his strong belief that Disney would be a perfect home for the Muppets."
  3. "The Walt Disney Company and The Jim Henson Company Sign Agreement for Disney to buy the "Muppets" and "Bear in the Big Blue House"". Press release. The Jim Henson Company. http://www.henson.com/press_releases/2004-02-17.pdf. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  4. "Disney buys Muppets as bid prospect fades", The Independent, February 18, 2004. Retrieved on December 31, 2011. Template:Dead link
  5. Barnes, Brooks. "Fuzzy Renaissance", 18 September 2008. Retrieved on 29 December 2012. 
  6. Jurgensen, John. "A Muppet Makeover", 19 August 2011. Retrieved on 24 July 2012. 
  7. Fleming, Michael. "Segel and Stoller take on Muppets", Variety, March 12, 2008. Retrieved on December 31, 2011. 
  8. Fritz, Ben. "Disney cancels 'Little Mermaid 3-D,' dates 'Pirates 5' for 2015", 15 January 2013. Retrieved on 14 January 2013. 
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