Even as a sizable portion of Kermit the Frog’s current popularity stems from voiceless internet memes, there’s no mistaking one of The Muppets‘ most froggy tones. Well, we may need to re-tune our years, as Kermit voice Steve Whitmire will step down after twenty-seven years for mysterious reasons.
It was less than two weeks ago that David Bowie passed away, presumably returning to the great, wide, weird galaxies of space from which he came — which makes this particular bit of news TOO SOON. Tri-Star and Jim Henson Co. are rebooting Labyrinth, Jim Henson’s classic 1986 fantasy film that introduced an entire generation of oblivious kids to the magic of David Bowie. On the good news side of things, Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman has been tapped to write the screenplay. So that’s something? Maybe?