Tag: kermit

EVEN THOUGH IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN, SPLITTING TIME BETWEEN THE MAGIC KINGDOM AND HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS ISN’T SO BAD

Somewhere in the middle of a swamp, on May 9th, a small tadpole was born. No, not the tadpole mentioned above, exactly. Because this tadpole could eventually talk, sing, dance, and even report the news. When he first rose out of the swamp, I have it on good authority that he yelled “Hi, Ho!!!” And he named himself “Kermit”.

Arguably Jim Henson’s most famous creation, Kermit grew up with thousands of siblings and has talked occasionally about other members of  his brood His childhood adventures were chronicled in the 2002 direct-to-video film Kermit’s swamp years.  

Henson began working as a puppeteer in college. In 1969, he worked as a producer on Sesame Street, and eventually created The Muppet Show, with Kermit the MC, in 1976. 

In 2004, the Henson Company sold the rights to The Muppets and The Bear in The Big Blue House to The Walt Disney Company, who controls the rights to the subsidiary The Muppet Studio. The price of the sale is undisclosed – but is said to be under 200 million.

The most famous Kermit song, Rainbow connection

The song most recently debuted on American Idol, in a performance by Maddie Pop, on the finale: 

Rainbow Connection
Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what’s on the other side
Rainbows are visions
But only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we’ve been told
And some choose to believe it
I know they’re wrong, wait and see
Some day we’ll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers, and me
Who said that every wish
Would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that
And someone believed it
And look what it’s done so far
What’s so amazing
That keeps us stargazing
And what do we think we might see
Someday we’ll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers, and me
All of us under its spell, we know that it’s probably magic
Have you been half asleep?
And have you heard voices?
I’ve heard them calling my name
Is this the sweet sound
That called the young sailors?
The voice might be one in the same
I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it
It’s something that I’m supposed to be
Someday we’ll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me
La da da di da da dum da duh da da dum di da ohhh
Songwriters: Paul Williams
Rainbow Connection lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Walt Disney Music Company
Look for Kermit the Frog and Friends in Hollywood Studios, busy in the middle of production in their own MUPPETVISION Studio. 
You can also find him in The Magic Kingdom, in Liberty Square, discussing American History. 
 

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH PRINCESS TIANA: OTHERWISE ENTITLED, IT AIN’T EASY BEING GREEN

Can Frogs cook? Just ask the ninth official Disney princess, Princess Tiana.

Disney’s first African American Disney Princess can tell you all about being green because she has actually spent life as a frog. Her Disney character is based loosely on The Brother’s Grimm “Frog Prince” and another story, “The Frog Princess” by E.D. Baker. 

Tiana can be found at the Magic Kingdom in Princess Fairytale Hall and at Tiana’s Riverboat Ride, an ice cream social which we still haven’t tried. 

At roughly $50 for adults and $30 for children the ride seems kind of pricey to meet the princess and have ice cream(three different types of Edys ice cream), cupcakes, and cookie sandwiches. (The ride does not take the Disney Dining Plan). 

Princess Fairytale Hall is a fast pass must. Tiana can be found directly across from the carousel. While she is couples with Rapunzel, we are hoping they give her her own New Orleans style meet and greet real soon. 

Now, we’ve never stayed at Disney’s Port Orleans resort.

Without knowing exactly what is there, I really think that Disney should add more of a New Orleans style restaurant to the Magic Kingdom.  New Orleans food is amazing!!! Why stick Princess Tiana with an ice cream social when New Orleans is so famous for its cuisine? And Princess Tiana came from a family with a restaurant? Does this make sense to anyone else? 

There are so many real life New Orleans locations in The Princess and The Frog that could be capitalized on: The French Quarter, Cafe du Monde, St. Louis Cathedral, Steamboat Natchez, the riverfront, the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, the Bywater, Marigny, and Treme neighborhoods, the Garden District, Lafayette Cemetery number one, Audubon Park, the Audubon Zoo, Bayou St. John and City Park. 

New Orleans has always been on our bucket list. If Disney could create more of a world for Tiana I would consider checking it off.

Louisiana’s culture, music and food are something to be celebrated. 

While we can’t all visit Louisiana,  here are some questions you should consider asking Princess Tiana if you run into her in the Magic Kingdom: 

  1. How high did you jump as a frog? 
  2. What was it like being a frog? 
  3. What did you like to eat as a frog? 
  4. What was your favorite part of being a frog?(you get the idea..)
  5. What’s your favorite food to cook as a princess?
  6. What was your family’s favorite food to eat? 
  7. Was it hard being a waitress? 
  8. Who was the president of the United States when you were a frog? (I believe it’s Wilson)
  9. Would you like to dance? 
  10. Do you cook as a princess? 

 

ENJOY!!!