This is literally the best idea ever.
As sweet a story as you’d expect for the origins of the World’s Nicest Puppet, Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey just about manages to win you over with its saccharine rags-to-expensive-felt tale. Sure, it’s more of a celebration of the golden days of Jim Henson Productions than anything else, but with Elmo at the helm it was fairly unlikely this documentary was ever going to explore the back alleys of Sesame Street…
Hook it straight up to our Henson-lovin veins.
We all love a good puppeteering. From blossoming love between Kermit and Miss Piggy to the Alpine goat dance in The Sound of Music, puppets are great. But take away the romance and the joyful singing and replace it with murder and mystery and you’ve got yourself the dark creation of the Jim Henson Company, Happytime Murders. Who could be happy murdering puppets? It’s sick.
James Bobin, the co-creator of the brilliant Flight of the Conchords, has revealed that he intends to direct the new Muppets movie for Disney. And we think that’s brilliant. Details are being kept secret, but the writer has been confirmed as Jason Segel of Forgetting Sarah Marshal. A combination of Bret and Germaine, Russell Brand and Fozzie Bear? Finally a film we actually want to see!