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Salon.com
The Kermit the Frog drama shows how we can’t separate men from Muppetsof history is ridiculously self-serving” and that he had performed Kermit as a
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
of history is ridiculously self-serving” and that he had performed Kermit as a “bitter, angry, depressed, victim.” The Muppets Studio, meanwhile, issued a formal statement this week that the firing had been over “concerns about Steve’s repeated... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Down-at-mouth, bitter Kermit cited in Muppet firingof Kermit's creator Jim Henson, saw it. So in October, Kermit's longtime puppe
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
of Kermit's creator Jim Henson, saw it. So in October, Kermit's longtime puppeteer, Steve Whitmire, was fired from Muppets Studio. After months of silence, he recently posted a blog item critical of the decision, calling it a "drastic... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
Entertainment Mobile Sites>> Studio: Kermit actor fired for 'unacceptable' conductStudio: Kermit actor f
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 4 days ago
>> Studio: Kermit actor fired for 'unacceptable' conductStudio: Kermit actor fired for 'unacceptable' conduct The Muppets Studio is blaming "unacceptable business conduct" for its dismissal of Steve Whitmire as the longtime voice of Kermit... Read more
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dna
Exhibit in New York celebrates life of Muppets creator Jim Hensonof the show's artifacts in 2013, The Jim Henson Legacy and The Jim Henson Compa
dna / Posted 5 days ago
of the show's artifacts in 2013, The Jim Henson Legacy and The Jim Henson Company, and in cooperation with Sesame Workshop and The Muppets Studio. (This article has not been edited by DNA's editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency f... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Exhibit in New York celebrates life of Muppets creator Jim Hensonwho donated many of the show's artefacts in 2013, The Jim Henson Legacy and The
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
who donated many of the show's artefacts in 2013, The Jim Henson Legacy and The Jim Henson Company, and in cooperation with Sesame Workshop and The Muppets Studio. (Reporting by Alicia Powell in New York; Editing by Leslie Adler)Source... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Kermit the Frog performer: Firing a ‘complete shock’came as “a complete shock.” Appearing on NBC’s “Today” show Thursday, Steve Wh
Calgary Sun / Posted 6 days ago
came as “a complete shock.” Appearing on NBC’s “Today” show Thursday, Steve Whitmire also pushed back on claims from the Muppets Studio that Whitmire’s “repeated unacceptable business conduct” over many years was to blame for his dismissal.... Read more
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CBS News
Former Kermit voice says why he was firedcame as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Wh
CBS News / Posted 6 days ago
came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Whitmire also pushed back on claims from the Muppets Studio that Whitmire's "repeated unacceptable business conduct" over many years was to blame for his dismissal.... Read more
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11 News Houston
Kermit the Frog performer on his firing: 'Complete shock'came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Wh
11 News Houston / Posted 6 days ago
came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Whitmire also pushed back on claims from the Muppets Studio that Whitmire's "repeated unacceptable business conduct" over many years was to blame for his dismissal.... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Kermit the Frog performer on his firing: 'Complete shock'came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Wh
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 6 days ago
came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Whitmire also pushed back on claims from the Muppets Studio that Whitmire's "repeated unacceptable business conduct" over many years was to blame for his dismissal.... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Kermit the Frog performer on his firing: 'Complete shock'came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Wh
Hawaii News Now / Posted 6 days ago
came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Whitmire also pushed back on claims from the Muppets Studio that Whitmire's "repeated unacceptable business conduct" over many years was to blame for his dismissal.... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Kermit the Frog performer on his firing: 'Complete shock'came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Wh
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 6 days ago
came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Whitmire also pushed back on claims from the Muppets Studio that Whitmire's "repeated unacceptable business conduct" over many years was to blame for his dismissal.... Read more
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CTV News
Kermit the Frog performer on his firing: 'Complete shock'came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Wh
CTV News / Posted 6 days ago
came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Whitmire also pushed back on claims from the Muppets Studio that Whitmire's "repeated unacceptable business conduct" over many years was to blame for his dismissal.... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Kermit the Frog performer on his firing: 'Complete shock'came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Wh
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 6 days ago
came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Whitmire also pushed back on claims from the Muppets Studio that Whitmire's "repeated unacceptable business conduct" over many years was to blame for his dismissal.... Read more
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ABC News
Kermit the Frog performer on his firing: 'Complete shock'came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Wh
ABC News / Posted 6 days ago
came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Whitmire also pushed back on claims from the Muppets Studio that Whitmire's "repeated unacceptable business conduct" over many years was to blame for his dismissal.... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Kermit the Frog performer on his firing: 'Complete shock'came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Wh
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 6 days ago
came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Whitmire also pushed back on claims from the Muppets Studio that Whitmire's "repeated unacceptable business conduct" over many years was to blame for his dismissal.... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Kermit the Frog performer on his firing: 'Complete shock'came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Wh
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 6 days ago
came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Whitmire also pushed back on claims from the Muppets Studio that Whitmire's "repeated unacceptable business conduct" over many years was to blame for his dismissal.... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Kermit the Frog performer on his firing: 'Complete shock'came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Wh
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 6 days ago
came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Whitmire also pushed back on claims from the Muppets Studio that Whitmire's "repeated unacceptable business conduct" over many years was to blame for his dismissal.... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Kermit the Frog performer on his firing: 'Complete shock'came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Wh
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 6 days ago
came as "a complete shock." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show Thursday, Steve Whitmire also pushed back on claims from the Muppets Studio that Whitmire's "repeated unacceptable business conduct" over many years was to blame for his dismissal.... Read more
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NBC News
Kermit the Frog puppeteer said he was fired for trying to collaboratedevastated and shocked and totally without the ability to rationalize it.” Exe
NBC News / Posted 6 days ago
devastated and shocked and totally without the ability to rationalize it.” Executives at the Walt Disney Company and The Muppets Studio told Whitmire he was being fired for “repeated unacceptable business conduct over a period of years,” and... Read more
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Daily Mail
Kermit voice actor says Disney tried to silence himalso said that Disney had been speaking to him about becoming a producer after
Daily Mail / Posted 6 days ago
also said that Disney had been speaking to him about becoming a producer after four decades working with 'The Muppets' The Muppets Studio blamed 'unacceptable business conduct' for its dismissal of Whitmire earlier this week. 'The role of Kermit... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Fired Kermit Actor Responds to Jim Henson Daughter’s ‘Depressed Victim’ Slamthe top creative executives on the ABC series is at the core of the number one
Houston Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
the top creative executives on the ABC series is at the core of the number one issue stated to me for my termination by The Muppets Studios,” Whitmire wrote. This follows Muppets Studio having released a statement on Monday saying that he was fired... Read more
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NZCity
Steve Whitmire fired as Kermit the Frog voice after 27 years due to alleged "unacceptable business conduct"of Jim Henson - who created 'The Muppets' - but he will no longer lend his voca
NZCity / Posted 6 days ago
of Jim Henson - who created 'The Muppets' - but he will no longer lend his vocal talents to the comedic amphibian after The Muppets Studio decided to let him go last week. In the wake of his dismissal, Whitmire made an impassioned blog post... Read more
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Canberra Times
Kermit the Frog performer Steve Whitmire and Disney spar over an ugly Muppet firingwe take our responsibility to protect the integrity of that character very seri
Canberra Times / Posted 6 days ago
we take our responsibility to protect the integrity of that character very seriously," said Debbie McClellan, head of the Muppets Studio, a division of Disney. "We raised concerns about Steve's repeated unacceptable business conduct over a period... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Kermit the Frog performer Steve Whitmire and Disney spar over an ugly Muppet firingwe take our responsibility to protect the integrity of that character very seri
Brisbane Times / Posted 6 days ago
we take our responsibility to protect the integrity of that character very seriously," said Debbie McClellan, head of the Muppets Studio, a division of Disney. "We raised concerns about Steve's repeated unacceptable business conduct over a period... Read more
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The Age
Kermit the Frog performer Steve Whitmire and Disney spar over an ugly Muppet firingwe take our responsibility to protect the integrity of that character very seri
The Age / Posted 6 days ago
we take our responsibility to protect the integrity of that character very seriously," said Debbie McClellan, head of the Muppets Studio, a division of Disney. "We raised concerns about Steve's repeated unacceptable business conduct over a period... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Kermit the Frog performer Steve Whitmire and Disney spar over an ugly Muppet firingwe take our responsibility to protect the integrity of that character very seri
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 6 days ago
we take our responsibility to protect the integrity of that character very seriously," said Debbie McClellan, head of the Muppets Studio, a division of Disney. "We raised concerns about Steve's repeated unacceptable business conduct over a period... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Kermit actor fired because he portrayed Muppet as 'bitter, depressed victim,' Jim Henson family saysof Kermit's creator Jim Henson, saw it. So last October, Kermit's longtime pup
Calgary Sun / Posted 7 days ago
of Kermit's creator Jim Henson, saw it. So last October, Kermit's longtime puppeteer, Steve Whitmire, was fired from Muppets Studio. After months of silence, last week he posted a blog item critical of the decision, calling it a "drastic... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Jim Henson's children speak out about fired Kermit puppeteer Steve WhitmireTHR. “At the same time, I also have insight into their limitations with respect
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 7 days ago
THR. “At the same time, I also have insight into their limitations with respect to how well they know ‘The Muppets.’” The Muppets Studio responded by saying Whitmire displayed “repeated unacceptable business conduct over a period of many years and... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Jim Henson's children speak out about fired Kermit puppeteer Steve WhitmireTHR. “At the same time, I also have insight into their limitations with respect
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 7 days ago
THR. “At the same time, I also have insight into their limitations with respect to how well they know ‘The Muppets.’” The Muppets Studio responded by saying Whitmire displayed “repeated unacceptable business conduct over a period of many years and... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Jim Henson’s children speak out about fired Kermit puppeteer Steve WhitmireTHR. “At the same time, I also have insight into their limitations with respect
Dayton Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
THR. “At the same time, I also have insight into their limitations with respect to how well they know ‘The Muppets.’” The Muppets Studio responded by saying Whitmire displayed “repeated unacceptable business conduct over a period of many years and... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Jim Henson’s children speak out about fired Kermit puppeteer Steve WhitmireTHR. “At the same time, I also have insight into their limitations with respect
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 7 days ago
THR. “At the same time, I also have insight into their limitations with respect to how well they know ‘The Muppets.’” The Muppets Studio responded by saying Whitmire displayed “repeated unacceptable business conduct over a period of many years and... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Jim Henson’s children speak out about fired Kermit puppeteer Steve WhitmireTHR. “At the same time, I also have insight into their limitations with respect
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 7 days ago
THR. “At the same time, I also have insight into their limitations with respect to how well they know ‘The Muppets.’” The Muppets Studio responded by saying Whitmire displayed “repeated unacceptable business conduct over a period of many years and... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Kermit Actor Sent Messages ‘Attacking Everyone,’ Says Jim Henson’s SonThe Muppets Studio is blaming "unacceptable business conduct" for its dismissal
Stamford Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
The Muppets Studio is blaming "unacceptable business conduct" for its dismissal of Steve Whitmire as the longtime puppeteer of Kermit the Frog. This explanation, issued Monday, follows Whitmire's emotional blog post after his firing was made public.... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Kermit Actor Sent Messages ‘Attacking Everyone,’ Says Jim Henson’s SonThe Muppets Studio is blaming "unacceptable business conduct" for its dismissal
Connecticut Post / Posted 7 days ago
The Muppets Studio is blaming "unacceptable business conduct" for its dismissal of Steve Whitmire as the longtime puppeteer of Kermit the Frog. This explanation, issued Monday, follows Whitmire's emotional blog post after his firing was made public.... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Jim Henson's family says fired actor played Kermit as 'bitter, depressed victim'of Kermit's creator Jim Henson, saw it. So last October, Kermit's longtime pup
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
of Kermit's creator Jim Henson, saw it. So last October, Kermit's longtime puppeteer, Steve Whitmire, was fired from Muppets Studio. After months of silence, last week he posted a blog item critical of the decision, calling it a "drastic... Read more
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Boston Globe
Kermit was getting moody and hard to work with, so his puppeteer had to goof Kermit’s creator Jim Henson, saw it. So last October, Kermit’s longtime pup
Boston Globe / Posted 7 days ago
of Kermit’s creator Jim Henson, saw it. So last October, Kermit’s longtime puppeteer, Steve Whitmire, was fired from Muppets Studio. After months of silence, last week he posted a blog item critical of the decision, calling it a ‘‘drastic... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Jim Henson's family says fired actor played Kermit as 'bitter, depressed victim'of Kermit's creator Jim Henson, saw it. So last October, Kermit's longtime pup
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
of Kermit's creator Jim Henson, saw it. So last October, Kermit's longtime puppeteer, Steve Whitmire, was fired from Muppets Studio. After months of silence, last week he posted a blog item critical of the decision, calling it a "drastic... Read more
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NBC News
Kermit the Frog puppeteer, Jim Henson's daughter post about feud over firingon to say that Whitmire's portrayal was no longer “funny or fun,” and that re-c
NBC News / Posted 7 days ago
on to say that Whitmire's portrayal was no longer “funny or fun,” and that re-casting the character was long overdue. The Muppets Studio also issued a response to Whitmire’s blog post, saying he was told about Kermit’s recasting in October because... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Jim Henson's family says fired actor played Kermit as 'bitter, depressed victim'of Kermit's creator Jim Henson, saw it. So last October, Kermit's longtime pup
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
of Kermit's creator Jim Henson, saw it. So last October, Kermit's longtime puppeteer, Steve Whitmire, was fired from Muppets Studio. After months of silence, last week he posted a blog item critical of the decision, calling it a "drastic... Read more
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Philly.com
Muppet creator's family says fired actor played Kermit as 'bitter, depressed victim'of Kermit’s creator Jim Henson, saw it. So last October, Kermit’s longtime pup
Philly.com / Posted 7 days ago
of Kermit’s creator Jim Henson, saw it. So last October, Kermit’s longtime puppeteer, Steve Whitmire, was fired from Muppets Studio. After months of silence, last week he posted a blog item critical of the decision, calling it a “drastic... Read more
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iafrica.com
Kermit the Frog actor mad at Disneyconduct over a period of many years, and he consistently failed to address the
iafrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
conduct over a period of many years, and he consistently failed to address the feedback," Debbie McClellan, head of the Muppets Studio, was quoted as telling the Times. "The decision to part ways was a difficult one which was made in... Read more
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AceShowbiz
Brian Henson Weighs In on Kermit the Frog Actor's Dismissalperforming Kermit." While Whitmire claimed that he was fired for being "disres
AceShowbiz / Posted 7 days ago
performing Kermit." While Whitmire claimed that he was fired for being "disrespectful" in being outspoken, Disney and The Muppets Studio previously stated that his departure was needed due to his "unacceptable business conduct." A source said that... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Kermit turned into ‘bitter, depressed victim’“never asked [Whitmire] to perform Kermit” but instead it was her brother Brian
The Courier Mail / Posted 7 days ago
“never asked [Whitmire] to perform Kermit” but instead it was her brother Brian that offered him the role. Disney and The Muppets Studio have said little on the subject of Whitmire’s dismissal since the announcement, only releasing a short... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Kermit the Frog actor hopping mad over sackingconduct over a period of many years, and he consistently failed to address the
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
conduct over a period of many years, and he consistently failed to address the feedback,” Debbie McClellan, head of the Muppets Studio, was quoted as telling the Times. “The decision to part ways was a difficult one which was made in... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Kermit the Frog's Voice Actor Publishes a Heartbreaking Letter After Being Firedfiring has not been revealed, but he mentions “two stated issues” in his blog p
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
firing has not been revealed, but he mentions “two stated issues” in his blog post. And in a statement to Time magazine, Muppets Studio said that it "thanks Steve for his tremendous contributions to Kermit the Frog and the Muppets franchise. We... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
What Top Performers Can Learn From Disney's Firing of the Voice of Kermit the FrogJim Henson, my friend and mentor, but even more, my hero.” He went on to say t
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
Jim Henson, my friend and mentor, but even more, my hero.” He went on to say that while he “offered multiple remedies" to Muppets Studio higher ups' "two stated issues which had never been mentioned to me prior to that phone call,” it was to no... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Jim Henson's Son Explains Why Kermit Actor Was Replacedwho was involved in the creation of that series for their own particular contri
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 8 days ago
who was involved in the creation of that series for their own particular contributions," Whitmire said. Disney and The Muppets Studio responded that the decision was not spur of the moment, was based on numerous reasons and that the actor's... Read more
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FOX 31 Denver
War of words between fired voice of Kermit the Frog, Disney and Henson familyconduct over a period of many years, and he consistently failed to address the
FOX 31 Denver / Posted 8 days ago
conduct over a period of many years, and he consistently failed to address the feedback," Debbie McClellan, head of the Muppets Studio, a division of Disney, told the Times. "The decision to part ways was a difficult one which was made in... Read more
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KPLR 11 St. Louis
War of words between fired voice of Kermit the Frog, Disney and Henson familyconduct over a period of many years, and he consistently failed to address the
KPLR 11 St. Louis / Posted 8 days ago
conduct over a period of many years, and he consistently failed to address the feedback," Debbie McClellan, head of the Muppets Studio, a division of Disney, told the Times. "The decision to part ways was a difficult one which was made in... Read more
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WTKR Norfolk
War of words between fired voice of Kermit the Frog, Disney and Henson familyconduct over a period of many years, and he consistently failed to address the
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 8 days ago
conduct over a period of many years, and he consistently failed to address the feedback," Debbie McClellan, head of the Muppets Studio, a division of Disney, told the Times. "The decision to part ways was a difficult one which was made in... Read more
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