The Muppets were honoured with their own star on the storied Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, right outside the theatre where their recent movie was made and premiered.
Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and the rest of the puppet gang gathered in front of the El Capitan Theatre, opposite Graumman’s Chinese Theatre at the centre of Hollywood’s tourist district. “We are really happy to be on Hollywood Boulevard, joining some of the greatest names in show biz,” said Kermit as the Muppet star was unveiled on the stellar stretch of sidewalk visited by millions of tourists.
Although Kermit the Frog, Muppets creator Jim Henson Jim Henson and Big Bird already have stars on the Walk of Fame, this is the first one for the entire group.
Earlier, Henson’s daughter Lisa added, “The Muppets have truly arrived with their own star on Hollywood Boulevard in this amazing location which also happens to be very near my father’s star and Kermit’s star.”
“As The Muppets once sang, ‘Look at us, here we are, right where we belong’. Yes they do belong here, thanks to the lovers, the dreamers and you the fans,” she said, paraphrasing lyrics from the sentimental ballad “The Rainbow Connection” from The Muppet Movie.
Key scenes from their recent movie The Muppets were filmed at Disney’s El Capitan theatre, where its world premiere was held followed by festive season screenings of the film preceded by an in-theatre Muppet show.
The unveiling of the 2,466th Walk of Fame star came on the same day as the 2011 film The Muppets became available on DVD and Blu-ray.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 22nd, 2012.
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