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NEWS

Sesame Street Season 45 premieres Monday September 15

Muppets star in Toyota Super Bowl ad campaign

"Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular" airs Thanksgiving

Frank Oz, Brian Jay Jones honor Jim Henson on The Today Show October 15

Muppet tech master and puppeteer Franz "Faz" Fazakas dies at 95

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MERCHANDISE

"The Great Muppet Caper" and "Muppet Treasure Island" coming to Blu-ray December 10

"Jim Henson: The Biography" releases on September 24

"The Muppet Movie" anniversary edition arrives on Blu-ray

Video: "The Muppet Movie" coming to Blu-ray in 2013

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2000 Archives

Surprising us all, German Media Company, EM.TV buys the company from the Henson family for $680 million. The outlook was optimistic on reviving the Henson franchise, but by the end of the year EM.TV was experiencing financial trouble. They sold the rights to the Sesame Street characters to Sesame Workshop for $180 million.

Muppets may be sold to highest bidder
December 18, 2000

Sesame Workshop gains character control from EM.TV
December 4, 2000

Kirch will acquire minority of EM.TV on Monday
December 3, 2000

Muppet Monster Adventure ships to retail
November 7, 2000

Muppet Central named Delphi's Forum of the Month
November 1, 2000

JHC owes Intraware Software 5.75 million
October 24, 2000

Time Life brings The Muppet Show to video
October 19, 2000

Dark Crystal dolls planned for 2001
October 18, 2000

Love to Dance Bear named Toy of the Year
October 11, 2000

Brian Henson will direct Jack for CBS
October 10, 2000

Muppet RaceMania debuts in the USA
October 4, 2000

Jim Henson Interactive releases latest MuppeToon
September 4, 2000

Disney debuts Beaker plush
September 1, 2000

Jim Henson sculpture released
August 28, 2000

Donna's Day season premiere stars Muppets
August 25, 2000

EM.TV swaps Odyssey for Crown Media
July 26, 2000

EM.TV opens offices at JHC in London
July 24, 2000

New Muppet Show to be taped in England
July 15, 2000

Bear renewed for Season 4
July 14, 2000

Bear prepares for Broadway-quality tour
July 12, 2000

Kermit statue unveiled at new LA studio
June 23, 2000

CTW changes name to Sesame Workshop
June 5, 2000

Midway finalizes Muppet Monster Adventure
June 1, 2000

Kermit's V-Chip campaign is underway
May 16, 2000

Bear wins two Emmy Awards
May 15, 2000

Bad Andy debuts for Domino's Pizza
May 11, 2000

Production begins on The Hoobs
May 8, 2000

Fox Family acquires The Fearing Mind
April 26, 2000

Henson's early works released on CD
April 1, 2000

MuppeToons premiere on Muppetworld.com
March 22, 2000

EM.TV plans for 26 new Muppet episodes
March 6, 2000

For EM.TV, a Muppet mission accomplished
February 27, 2000

Elmo In Grouchland wins a Grammy
February 24, 2000

Henson and Rivkin send note to employees
February 22, 2000

Germany's EM.TV buys Henson for $680 million
February 21, 2000

EM.TV expected to take over Henson
February 20, 2000

EM.TV announces press conference
February 18, 2000

Farscape creatures get a redesign
February 17, 2000

German firm pursues Henson ownership
February 15, 2000

Henson family buys Chaplin lot
February 12, 2000

Muppet Monster Adventure coming to PlayStation
February 9, 2000

Oz wants to direct the next Muppet film
February 1, 2000

No Prequel planned for Dark Crystal
January 31, 2000

Cinar and JHC settle out of court
January 19, 2000

O'Bannon hints at Farscape movie
January 15, 2000

Sesame Street Live tours with three new shows
January 5, 2000

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