Ker­mit the Frog find­ing a new voice af­ter ac­tor switch

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Ker­mit the Frog is get­ting a new voice. ABC News and The Hol­ly­wood Reporter re­port that Steve Whit­mire has left his role as the voice be­hind the iconic Mup­pet. Whit­mire has voiced the char­ac­ter since Mup­pets cre­ator Jim Hen­son's death in 1990.

A Mup­pets Stu­dio spokes­woman tells the out­lets that long­time Mup­pets per­former Matt Vo­gel will be tak­ing over the role. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives for Dis­ney, which owns Mup­pets Stu­dio, didn't im­me­di­ately re­turn a re­quest for com­ment yes­ter­day about the mo­ti­va­tion be­hind the move. In ad­di­tion to Ker­mit, Whit­mire had voiced grumpy critic Statler, Rizzo the Rat and other char­ac­ters for the Mup­pets. — AP

In this file photo, Ker­mit the Frog, left, and pup­peteer Steve Whit­mire at­tend ‘The Mup­pets’ panel on day 3 of Comic-Con In­ter­na­tional in San Diego. — AP

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