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Isidore Mankofsky, Cinematographer on ‘The Muppet Movie,’ Dies at 89

He also was the DP on 'Scream Blacula Scream,' 'Somewhere in Time,' 'Better Off Dead' and loads of telefilms.

Disney’s Muppets Problem: Can the Franchise Reckon With Its Boys’ Club Culture?

In a streaming-centric Hollywood, Disney's Muppets franchise poised for a rebirth, but first its corporate overlords must rectify a workplace that hasn't been…

‘Muppets Now’: TV Review

The Muppets return with 'Muppets Now,' a Disney+ series that's closer to their variety/sketch roots than their disappointing 2015 ABC sitcom.

Spin Master Hires Former Universal, Disney Exec for Toy Franchise Development

Spin Master Entertainment -- the entertainment division of the company behind the PAW Patrol toy line that inspired the Nickeldodeon series -- has hired Hollywood consumer products veteran Heather…

Disney+’s New Releases Coming in July

Take a look at the movies and TV shows that will be added to Disney+ in July 2020.

Barbara Ann Gutman, Longtime Hollywood Production Accountant, Dies at 61

Barbara Ann Gutman, a longtime Hollywood production accountant whose résumé includes 'Dick Tracy,' 'The Birdcage,' 'Primary Colors' and seven seasons of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,' has died…

‘Muppets’ Shortform Series a Go at Disney+

A new series, 'Muppets Now,' is coming to Disney+ next year, it was announced Friday at the Mouse House's D23 Expo.

Even Kermit the Frog Has a New Fashion Collaboration

Sandro launches a collaboration at South Coast Plaza with Kermit the Frog.

Robbie Knott, Special Effects Guru on ‘The Muppet Movie,’ Dies at 73

Robbie Knott, who worked on special effects for such films as 'The Muppet Movie,' 'Field of Dreams' and 'The Nutty Professor' remake before a scuba-diving accident ended his career, has died. He was…

Frank Oz on How Disney Is Mishandling the Muppets: “They Don’t Get It”

The legendary puppeteer says company executives have been remiss in not asking him and other veteran Muppet performers for advice: "They don't get the true rebellion and true affection underneath…

Jim Henson’s Son Explains Why Kermit Actor Was Replaced

Brian Henson said that actor Steve Whitmire made "outrageous demands" and would often "play brinkmanship."

Disney Says It Fired Kermit the Frog Actor Over “Unacceptable Business Conduct”

"They felt I had been 'disrespectful' in being outspoken on character issues," Steve Whitmire said about being let go after 27 years.