Mup­pets get a star on Walk of Fame

The Washington Times Daily - - Life -

The Mup­pets were hon­ored with their own star on the sto­ried Hol­ly­wood Walk of Fame on Tues­day, right out­side the the­ater where their re­cent movie was made and pre­miered, Agence France-presse re­ports.

Ker­mit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and the rest of the pup­pet gang gath­ered in front of the El Cap­i­tan Theatre, op­po­site Graum­man’s Chi­nese Theatre at the cen­ter of Hol­ly­wood’s tourist dis­trict.

“We are just re­ally happy to be on Hol­ly­wood Boule­vard to­day, join­ing some of the great­est names in show biz,” said Ker­mit as the Mup­pet star was un­veiled on the stel­lar stretch of side­walk vis­ited by mil­lions of tourists.

Mup­pets cre­ator Jim Hen­son’s daugh­ter Lisa added: “The Mup­pets have truly ar­rived with their own star on Hol­ly­wood Boule­vard in this amaz­ing lo­ca­tion, which also hap­pens to be very near my fa­ther’s star and Ker­mit’s star.”

Key scenes from their re­cent movie, “The Mup­pets,” were filmed at Dis­ney’s El Cap­i­tan Theatre, where its world pre­miere was held, fol­lowed by fes­tive sea­son screen­ings of the film, pre­ceded by an inthe­ater Mup­pet show. Mon­day night, the As­so­ci­ated Press re­ports. “They have not read the script. Our team is work­ing closely with one of the orig­i­nal cre­ators of ‘Ninja Tur­tles’ to help ex­pand and give a more com­plex back story. Re­lax, we are in­clud­ing ev­ery­thing that made you be­come fans in the first place. We are just build­ing a richer world.”

“Ninja Tur­tles” de­buted as a comic book in 1984 be­fore spawn­ing a fran­chise that in­cluded toys, TV shows, films and video games.

Fans took to Twit­ter, Face­book and other so­cial-net­work­ing sites to vent about the ap­par­ent change to the wise­crack­ing tur­tles’ ori­gins.

Rob­bie Rist, who voiced the char­ac­ter Michelan­gelo in the orig­i­nal 1990 live-ac­tion film adap­ta­tion, said Mon­day in a Face­book mes­sage that Mr. Bay is caus­ing “the rape of our child­hood mem­o­ries.”

Michael Bay

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.