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On the Origin of The Muppets

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CEC is hosting a FREE SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming movie The Muppets on Tuesday, November 15th at 8 PM in Ackerman Grand Ballroom. We all know that Muppets are the brainchild of Jim Henson and a staple of  pop culture, but what exactly is a Muppet? Where did they come from, what do they do, and what’s the new movie about? And why do we want them to host the Oscars this year? CEC’s got your back, so continue reading to get educated for the free sneak on Tuesday.

The Muppets were created by Jim Henson, also famous for his work on Sesame Street, starting in 1954. The word “muppet” refers to each character being a kind of marionette-puppet hybrid. The most iconic muppets are of course Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, but there are many more including Fozzie Bear, Rizzo the Rat, Gonzo the Great, and the Swedish Chef. Each Muppet has a unique personality and set of mannerisms that are developed over a long period of time by Henson’s artists.

The Muppets have starred in dozens of TV series and movies since their creation in 1954. The Walt Disney Company owns the Muppets as of 2004, and coming out on November 23 is the latest movie, simply titled “The Muppets”. The movie stars Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, and Rashida Jones and includes cameos by over 30 stars including Jack Black, Lady Gaga, George Clooney, Zack Galifianakis, Donald Glover, Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry, and Ben Stiller.

If you’re interested in seeing a light-hearted comedy with a star-studded cast, be sure to attend our free sneak of The Muppets on Tuesday, November 15th at 8 PM in the Ackerman Grand Ballroom.