WORKERS at a new DIY store have been told to greet each other with a Muppets song every morning in a bid to "break the ice".
IT WOULD strike David Brent, the fictional boss from hell, as a brilliant management idea: instead of greeting staff with the usual "good morning", encourage them to address each other with a 1976 song from The Muppet Show.
HIT Entertainment is preparing to cash in on the revival of cartoon classics through a five-year deal with the creator of the Muppets series.
ENTERTAINMENT group Walt Disney has purchased the Muppets franchise from The Jim Henson Company, giving it the rights to children’s characters such as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and dozens more.
KERMIT the Frog, Miss Piggy and their Muppet friends have been sold to their creator’s children, costing former owner EM.TV some £368.5 million.
WALT Disney is understood to have entered talks to buy Kermit the Frog and his Muppet friends from Germany’s EM.TV & Merchandising in a deal worth around $70m.
ENTERTAINMENT giant Disney is set to take over the group that owns the rights to the Muppets characters in an £85 million deal.
JIM Henson Co, the makers of Miss Piggy, Cookie Monster and rest of the Muppets, could be sold for a fraction of the £433 million that current owner Germany’s EM.TV paid for the company just two years ago.
Enough to make Big Bird moult in shame ... or just a sign of the times? Those of us who enjoyed many an innocent hour watching Sesame Street, whether as kids or with kids of our own, should steel ourselves for the news that Ernie, Bert, Grover and company are to be joined by a new character. Lots of feathers? Purple skin? Not so far as we know, but she is HIV-positive.
BIG Bird and the Cookie Monster are set to be joined by a new character in Sesame Street - a Muppet with the Aids virus.
SESAME Street will soon introduce its first HIV-positive Muppet character to children of South Africa, where one in nine people have the virus that can lead to AIDS.
MISS Piggy and Kermit the Frog are set to make a TV comeback in the return of The Muppet Show - 25 years after it first appeared on the small screen in Britain.
The German media rights firm EM.TV & Merchandising has hired US investment bank Allen & Company to help it sell The Jim Henson Company - set up by the Muppets’ creator - as it seeks to shore up its finances.
Kermit the Frog and his creators could be on the selling block again, just a year after the childhood icons were snapped up by German entertainment firm EM.TV, the company said yesterday.