After FAR TOO LONG without the proper recognition, it is with great pleasure that I pass along the AMAZING NEWS that the venerable Muppets have been honored with their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Timed for the DVD/Blue Ray release of their film The Muppets (now in stores), The Muppets were honored today with the 2,466th star on the Walk of Fame! Click below to see some photos from today’s fun event.
The world-renowned Muppets received a star on the Hollywood Walk (“Wocka Wocka”) of Fame today from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in celebration of the release of Disney’s “The Muppets” on Blu-ray(TM) Combo Pack and DVD. The celebration was emceed by Chamber President and CEO Leron Gubler, with special guest speakers Rich Ross, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios and Lisa Henson, CEO, The Jim Henson Company. Several Muppets were on hand to receive the star including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, Pepe, Sweetums, and Walter, the newest Muppet, who made his debut in Disney’s 2011 film. The Muppets’ star is the 2,466th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is located in front of the historic El Capitan Theatre. “Thanks to creative genius Jim Henson and these extraordinary puppeteers, the Muppets are truly worldwide icons and Hollywood stars,” said Ross. “They are a treasured part of the Disney family, and we’re thrilled to see them join so many other luminaries on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
Awww … I love this. While Kermit the Frog has his own star (diva), this is the first time The Muppets have been honored as a group … and I think the tribute is long overdue. The Muppets will live on forever (literally, since they’re all puppets) so why not honor them in an equally eternal way? I love this so much. Love and congrats goes out to those crazy, crazy Muppets ;)