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1998 Archives

Sesame Street turns 30 with a year-long celebration of merchandise and television appearances. The new Muppet movie goes into production in North Carolina. Over the course of the year, three different directors are announced for the movie. Jerry Juhl shockingly resigns as head writer over creative differences months before the movie is filmed.

The Muppet Movie to be re-released on video
December 31, 1998

Odyssey expands for Spring launch
December 7, 1998

TV Guide honors "Muppet Christmas Carol"
November 26, 1998

"Muppets From Space" begins filming
November 25, 1998

"Jack Frost" in theaters Dec. 11
November 18, 1998

Henson Stamp Campaign begins
November 13, 1998

"Brats" removed from Kid's WB
November 1, 1998

Miss Piggy's perfume "Moi" debuts
October 30, 1998

Filming for "Muppets From Space" delayed
October 27, 1998

"Scary Scary Monsters" book premieres
October 25, 1998

JHC begins new theme park projects
October 23, 1998

MuppetZine comes to an end
October 12, 1998

Jeff Moss dies of colon cancer
September 25, 1998

Sesame named in the "top 20"
September 24, 1998

More "Bear" videos coming December 1
September 21, 1998

Bennett and Kermit sing on new CD
September 16, 1998

JHC wins big at the Emmy Awards
September 1, 1998

Dan Clark gives fans a "sneak peak" at "Brats"
August 31, 1998

Juhl resigns from new Muppet movie
August 27, 1998

"Sesame Street" still growing up at age 30
August 22, 1998

"Sesame Street Unpaved" coming this fall
August 19, 1998

"Farscape" name changes again
August 17, 1998

"Brats" undergoes name change
August 15, 1998

18 Emmy nominations for JHC
July 24, 1998

Sesame trailer at Loews theatres
July 23, 1998

Halmi wins International Emmy Awards
July 21, 1998

"Bear" videos on track for September release
July 6, 1998

New merchandise at the Henson Store
July 4, 1998

Kermit Channel coming to the States
June 30, 1998

UPN picks up "Home Team" for mid-season
June 29, 1998

New Henson merchandise coming this fall
June 28, 1998

Henson takes the stand in "Pinocchio" trial
June 11, 1998

More Muppet movies under development
June 5, 1998

New Henson show on Kids WB
June 1, 1998

Henson named most influential of this century
May 31, 1998

Elmo In Grouchland begins filming on Monday
May 30, 1998

Muppets "in" Space jars from Welch's
May 21, 1998

Muppets From Space films in September
May 20, 1998

Is Kermit worthy of the Kermit Channel?
May 19, 1998

One more issue of MuppetZine
May 17, 1998

New Henson videos coming in September
May 16, 1998

American plans for Kermit Channel "premature"
May 15, 1998

Farscape is becoming a reality
May 14, 1998

Henson and Hallmark form the Kermit Channel
May 13, 1998

Henson Store back on-line
May 8, 1998

CTW and Nickelodeon form new cable channel
May 5, 1998

Kermit on Good Morning America
May 1, 1998

Animal Farm to break all records
April 24, 1998

Special effects in "Lost in Space" make movie
April 9, 1998

Muppets build a bridge of peace
March 26, 1998

Muppets return to roots with Maryland exhibit
March 13, 1998

"Sesame Street" renewed for four more seasons
March 3, 1998

Elmopalooza receives low ratings
March 2, 1998

Henson buys new Muppet movie story
February 13, 1998

JHC sweeps Writers Guild Association nominations
February 7, 1998

"Bear in the Big Blue House" renewed for 39 episodes
February 1, 1998

Tim Curry stars in new Henson show
January 30, 1998

The new movie is "Muppets In Space"
January 25, 1998

Neverwhere becomes official
January 11, 1998

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