Happy birthday! Muppet Central is now 16 years old. Sweet 16! The site debuted 16 years ago on January 28, 1998. Back when the site first started The Jim Henson Company still owned all of their original properties including the Muppets and Sesame Street. Two new feature films were in development simultaneously, Muppets From Space and Elmo in Grouchland. The Children's Television Workshop was gearing up for their upcoming 30th anniversary and The Jim Henson Company was developing an ambitious sci-fi series that would eventually become Farscape. Even though many changes have occurred throughout the EM.TV and Disney years, we’ve been honored to be a small part of it and to provide a place for fan discussion and interaction. We want to thank all of the staff, past and present who have given so much of their time and giftings to make Muppet Central a great place. Every member here is a vital part of what makes Muppet Central special. Thanks for doing your part in keeping Jim Henson’s vision of the Muppets alive. We believe great days are ahead. While we’re celebrating sixteen years, we are also looking towards the future. What do you think the future holds for the Muppets especially with their eighth (!) feature film on the horizon for March 2014? Sesame Street has rebounded well from a challenging year with the departure of two beloved veterans in Kevin Clash and Jerry Nelson in 2012. Fraggle Rock is even on the upswing with the premiere of the new Doozers show and classic merchandise. What is your prediction for 2014? Let us know! Share your opinions in this discussion and let us know what you think will happen with the Muppets in this upcoming year.