Muppets get a star on Walk of Fame
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.”