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9/24 - Jim Henson: The Biography Book and Jim Henson: The Biography Audio CD

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2005 NEWS HEADLINES | 2005 MERCHANDISE HEADLINES

Disney disappoints

In 2005, the Muppets' Wizard of Oz debuted on ABC with mixed reviews from fans. The projects that appeared positive, Kermit's 50-stop world tour and a new Christmas special were both canceled due to a management shakeup within Disney's Muppets Holding Company.

HEADLINES 

DATES TO REMEMBER 

Disney cancels Kermit's world tour and new Christmas special
December 15, 2005

Kermit meets the Rockettes on world tour
November 5, 2005

Kermit's world tour launches into space
October 19, 2005

Kermit starts world tour in Kermit, Texas
October 15, 2005

Beloved Muppet writer Jerry Juhl dies at 67
September 30, 2005

Jim Henson wall sculpture unveiled at television's hall of fame
September 29, 2005

Kermit celebrates 50 years with a 50-city world tour
September 27, 2005

Fraggle Rock film in development
September 20, 2005

"Kermit's Christmas Capers" to air this holiday season
September 17, 2005

"America's Next Muppet" mini-series in development
September 5, 2005

TV special planned to commemorate Kermit's 50 Years
August 30, 2005

London's Creature Shop officially closes
July 1, 2005

Statler and Waldorf review films at Movies.com
June 25, 2005

House rescinds cut in Public Broadcasting
June 24, 2005

Breakfast with Bear begins June 20
June 6, 2005

UK's Creature Shop faces closure over taxes
June 3, 2005

Sesame Street sets a world record with 101 Emmy wins
May 25, 2005

Disney's plan to relaunch the Muppets
May 19, 2005

Henson planning Dark Crystal sequel
May 13, 2005

Martin Baker hired as a consultant for MHC
May 5, 2005

Muppets.com nominated for Webby Awards
April 14, 2005

Sprout channel to launch on Comcast September 1
April 4, 2005

Muppets' Wizard of Oz to air Friday May 20
March 31, 2005

The Muppets and Macy's bring Oz to Herald Square
March 23, 2005

World premiere of Muppets' Wizard of Oz at Tribeca Film Festival
March 22, 2005

The Jim Henson Company celebrates 50 years
March 15, 2005

Sesame Place theme park celebrates 25 years
March 13, 2005

Sesame Street nominated for 13 Emmy Awards
March 3, 2005

New series, Breakfast with Bear, to air in June
March 1, 2005

Henson has gone on a book-buying binge for TV and film
February 22, 2005

The Muppets on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" March 6
February 20, 2005

Sesame Street's 36th season begins April 4
February 10, 2005

Ernie and Bert travel the world in a one-hour prime-time special
February 6, 2005

Muppet reality pilot taped last summer
January 30, 2005

Muppets reunite with Pizza Hut for another Super Bowl commercial
January 26, 2005

JHC may produce more Fraggle Rock
January 13, 2005

Henson and WB to adapt Witch's Children
January 9, 2005

 

NOVEMBER

11/4 - Kermit's World Tour in New York

OCTOBER

10/14 - Kermit's World Tour in Kermit, Texas

10/15 - Kermit's World Tour in Houston, Texas

SEPTEMBER

9/1 - Sprout channel to launch on Comcast

JUNE

6/20 - Breakfast with Bear premieres on the Disney Channel

MAY

5/20 - Muppets' Wizard of Oz airs on ABC

APRIL

4/4 - Sesame Street Season 36 begins on PBS

MARCH

3/6 - The Muppets on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

FEBRUARY

2/6 - Muppets Pizza Hut Superbowl Commercial Premieres

 

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