I just read that there will be a Muppet Character Encyclopedia coming out February 7, 2014. Although Muppet Wiki is likely a better encyclopedia, I am very excited about this. It will be released by DK, which has released many great visual guide books for many properties, including Disney and Looney Tunes (I have those two, and they are awesome), as well as Star Wars and many superheroes (I wouldn't be surprised if they have also put out a Star Trek guide, but I don't know if they have). I've read that this will be 200 pages. So it'd better be filled with characters. The description at Muppet Wiki (which currently has it on the "Upcoming Muppet books" page, but I feel this should be its own article) says that each page profiles a different character, which makes me wonder if it's just 200 characters (or 100, depending on if the profiles are two-page spreads) or if there'll be pages spotlighting many characters as well as individual pages for the main characters. I hope Disney knows that it owns the Jim Henson Hour characters now*. I also wonder if this will include characters like P.J. and Kai-Lee, Angelo, the original characters from Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony, anybody from Muppet Meeting Films, Little Muppet Monsters, Muppet Time, or Mr. Willoby's Christmas Tree, or Lindy from two of the Sing-Alongs. I wonder if it'll have one-shot characters who only appeared in one sketch on any Muppet series (I can see characters who only appeared in one movie being included). I wonder if The Electric Mayhem will all be covered in a two-page spread or if they'll all get their own pages (I can see Animal getting his own page AND a page for the whole band, though I wouldn't do it that way). I wonder if we'll learn the official names of any characters we don't know the names of (like each member of The Gogolala Jubilee Jugband, the Solid Foam Drummer, or even the drummer from Inner Tube). I also wonder if this will have behind-the-scenes info, such as mentioning the performers for each character. Considering that in the past few years Disney has avoided having the performers appear as themselves in behind-the-scenes stuff and bonus features, I wouldn't be surprised. I also wonder if there'll be much info on any non-Disney productions that have featured Muppets. I can see it mentioning Kermit's role on Sesame Street, and various Muppet guest appearances on non-Disney/non-Henson shows, but I wonder if it would acknowledge, say, Rowlf's hosting gig on the Dog City special or Kermit's now-edited-out cameos in Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas and The Christmas Toy. *In 2010 the writer of Muppet Snow White wanted to include characters from The Jim Henson Hour, but was told that Boom couldn't include them. I'm not sure if Disney thought they didn't own the rights to the characters or if Boom's license was limited to specific Muppet productions.