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2000 Edit

Television & Movies Edit

International Television & Movies Edit

Appearances Edit

  • May 22 - Bad Andy debuts in Domino's Pizza commercials.

Business Edit

  • February 12 - Charlie Chaplin Studios is purchased by Henson family and leased to the Jim Henson Company.
  • February 21 - EM.TV buys the Jim Henson Company.
  • June 5 - Children's Television Workshop changes its name to Sesame Workshop.
  • July 26 - EM.TV sells The Jim Henson Company's stakes in Odyssey Network and The Kermit Channel to Crown Media Holdings.
  • December 4 - EM.TV sells The Jim Henson Company's rights to the Sesame Street Muppets to Sesame Workshop.

Videos Edit

Video Games Edit

Parades Edit

  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade features Big Bird balloon, and a Sesame Street float (4th version).

2001 Edit

Television & Movies Edit

International Television & Movies Edit

International Channels Edit

  • June 4 - The Kermit Channel was shut down in Asia and Latin America.

Live Appearances Edit

  • February 7 - Kermit the Frog, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, and Sweetums at the opening ceremony of Muppet*Vision 3D at Disney's California Adventure.

Events Edit

Videos Edit

Books Edit

  • Jim Henson's Designs and Doodles

Stage Shows Edit

  • "Sesame Street Live!" presents Everyone Makes Music.

Parades Edit

  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade features Big Bird balloon (2nd version), and a Sesame Street float (4th version).

2002 Edit

Television & Movies Edit

International Television & Movies Edit

  • "Sesame Stories" begins airing in the Middle East (Israel and Palestine).

Appearances Edit

  • November 28 - Al Roker interviews Kermit and Miss Piggy for the occasion in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Videos Edit

Action Figures Edit

  • Spring - Beaker (Invisible) Action Figure (Industry Giveaway)
  • Spring - Beaker (Vanishing Cream) Action Figure (Wizard World Chicago / Palisades Collector's Club)
  • Spring - Dr. Bunsen Honeydew Action Figure
  • Spring - Dr. Teeth Action Figure
  • Spring - Kermit Action Figure
  • Spring - Kermit (Tuxedo) Action Figure (ToyFare / Toys"R"Us)
  • Spring - Miss Piggy Action Figure
  • Spring - Muppet Labs with Beaker
  • Summer - Fozzie (Invisible) Action Figure (San Diego Comic Con / Palisades Collector's Club)
  • Fall - Crazy Harry
  • Fall - Electric Mayhem Stage with Animal
  • Fall - Fozzie Action Figure
  • Fall - Fozzie (Vacation) Action Figure (ToyFare / Musicland)
  • Fall - Floyd Pepper Action Figure
  • Fall - Gonzo (Crash Helmet) Action Figure (EB Games / Palisades Collector's Club)
  • Fall - Gonzo (Stuntman) Action Figure
  • Winter - Kermit (Holiday) Action Figure (Industry Giveaway)

Events Edit

Video Games Edit

Music Videos Edit

  • May 14 - "Keep Fishin'" from Weezer's album "Maladroit".

Muppet Character Debuts Edit

Parades Edit

  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade features Big Bird balloon, a Sesame Street Around the World float (5th version), and Kermit the Frog balloon (2nd version).

2003 Edit

Television & Movies Edit

International Television & Movies Edit

Videos Edit

Events Edit

Video Games Edit

Action Figures Edit

  • Spring - Animal (Tour) Action Figure (Palisades Collector's Club)
  • Spring - Beaker (Mega) Action Figure (Industry Giveaway)
  • Spring - Kitchen Playset with Swedish Chef
  • Spring - Lew Zealand Action Figure
  • Spring - Rizzo (Black Jacket) Action Figure
  • Spring - Rowlf Action Figure
  • Spring - Rowlf (White Tux) Action Figure (Industry Giveaway)
  • Spring - Scooter Action Figure
  • Spring - Scooter (Superhero) Action Figure (ToyFare)
  • Spring - Zoot Action Figure
  • Summer - Animal (Mega) Action Figure (Industry Giveaway)
  • Summer - Julius Strangepork Action Figure
  • Summer - Kermit (Koozebane) Action Figure (Target)
  • Summer - Link Hogthrob Action Figure
  • Summer - Rizzo Action Figure
  • Summer - Sam Arrow Action Figure
  • Summer - Statler and Waldorf (Vaudeville) Action Figures (Wizard World Chicago / Palisades Collector's Club)
  • Summer - Swedish Chef (Culinary Catastrophe) Action Figure (San Diego Comic Con / Palisades Collector's Club)
  • Fall - Gonzo and Camilla Action Figures
  • Fall - Janice Action Figure
  • Fall - Newsman Action Figure
  • Fall - Pepe Action Figure
  • Winter - Clifford Action Figure
  • Winter - Fozzie (Patrol Bear) Action Figure
  • Winter - Kermit (Koozebane) Action Figure (Glow-in-the-Dark Version, Palisades Collector's Club)
  • Winter - Pepe (Vacation) Action Figure (ToyFare and Musicland)
  • Winter - Rizzo (Holiday) Action Figure (Palisades Collector's Club)
  • Winter - Statler Action Figure
  • Winter - Swinetrek Playset with First Mate Piggy
  • Winter - Waldorf Action Figure

Business Edit

  • May 7 - EM.TV sells the Jim Henson Company back to the Henson family.

Stage Shows Edit

  • "Sesame Street Live!" presents Out of this World.

Parades Edit

  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade features 2 Sesame Street balloons (Super Grover and Big Bird), a Sesame Street international float, and Kermit the Frog balloon.

2004 Edit

Television & Movies Edit

International Television & Movies Edit

  • March 1 - "Play Along with Ollie" premieres on Nick Jr. in Australia.
  • October 10 - The Japanese co-production of "Sesame Street" begins airing on TV Tokyo.
  • November 1 - The UK co-production of "Play with Me Sesame" begins airing on Playhouse Disney.

Appearances Edit

  • February 1 (Super Bowl XXXVIII) - The Muppets and Jessica Simpson in a Pizza Hut commercial
  • April 11 - Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Pepe the King Prawn appear on "The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour.
  • September 6 - Johnny Fiama, Sal and Bear on The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon.
  • September 19 - Kermit and Miss Piggy at the Emmy Red Carpet Coverage (The 56th Primtime Emmy Awards) on ABC.
  • December 15 - Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Statler and Waldorf, and Penguins on Good Morning America.
  • December 18 - Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzie and Animal appears with Robert DeNiro on a Christmas-themed episode of Saturday Night Live.
  • December 25 - Kermit, Miss Piggy and Gonzo on Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade

Events Edit

Videos Edit

Action Figures Edit

  • Spring - Beauregard Action Figure
  • Spring - Captain Smollett (Kermit) Action Figure
  • Spring - Frog Scout Robin Action Figure
  • Spring - Johnny Fiama Action Figure
  • Summer - Marvin Suggs Action Figure
  • Summer - Phil Van Neuter Action Figure
  • Summer - Sam the Eagle Action Figure
  • Summer - Scooter (Usher) Action Figure
  • Fall - Backstage Playset with Rowlf
  • Fall - Fozzie (Steppin' Out) Action Figure
  • Fall - Lips Action Figure
  • Fall - Pops Action Figure
  • Fall - Swedish Chef Action Figure

Other Merchandise Edit

  • May - The Muppet Show Beans (Animal, Bunsen Honeydew, Fozzie, Gonzo, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Swedish Chef) - Sababa
  • June - Monopoly: Sesame Street Collector's Edition

On the Web Edit

Business Edit

Attractions and Events Edit

Parades Edit

  • Kermit, Miss Piggy and Gonzo co-host the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade (filmed in November). A preview spot for "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz" is shown for the first time during the parade on December 25.
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade features 2 Sesame Street balloons (Super Grover and Big Bird), a Sesame Street float (6th version), and Kermit the Frog balloon.

2005 Edit

Television & Movies Edit

International Television & Movies Edit

  • February - "Rruga Sesam" (Albanian) begins airing on RTK in Kosovo.
  • February - "Ulica Sezam" (Serbian) begins airing on RTK, TV Herc, TV Most, and TV Puls in Kosovo.
  • April 14 - "Sisimpur" begins airing on BTV in Bangladesh.
  • October 22 - "5, Rue Sésame" begins airing on France 5 in France.
  • December 13 - "Sabai Sabai Sesame" begins airing Aspara TV-11 in Cambodia.

Appearances Edit

  • February 6 (Super Bowl XXXIX) - The Muppets' Pizza Hut commercial debut.
  • March 6 - The Muppets appear in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
  • March 7 - The Muppets appear in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - How'd They Do That?.

Events Edit

  • Kermit the Frog celebrates his 50th anniversary.
    • October 14 - Kermit visits Kermit, TX.
    • October 15 - Kermit visits NASA's Johnson Space Center (Huston, TX).
    • November 4 - Kermit visits the Rockettes (New York, NY).

Videos Edit

Action Figures Edit

  • Fall - Super Grover Action Figure (Palisades Collector's Club Exclusive)

Other Merchandise Edit

Stage Shows Edit

  • Sesame Street Live! presents Super Grover! Ready for Action

On the Web Edit

Business Edit

  • March 15 - The Jim Henson Company its 50th anniversary.
  • June 3 - The London branch of the Jim Henson's Creature Shop closed.

People Edit

  • September 26 - Jerry Juhl dies.

Parades Edit

  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade features 2 Sesame Street balloons (Super Grover and Big Bird), and a float.

2006 Edit

Television & Movies Edit

International Television & Movies Edit

  • August 15 - "Galli Galli Sim Sim" begins airing on Cartoon Network and Pogo in India.
  • October 29-December 31 - "Muppets TV" (10 episodes / only season in France) airs on TF1.
  • December 15 - "Rechov Sumsum" begins its second run on Hop! in Israel.

Appearances Edit

  • February 5 (Super Bowl XL) - Miss Piggy and Jessica Simpson's Pizza Hut commercials debut and Kermit the Frog's Ford Escape Hybrid commercial is also debut.
  • March 22 - Kermit and Miss Piggy on the TV Land Awards.
  • April 9 - Kermit the Frog on Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

Events Edit

  • January 21 - "Return to Fraggle Rock" screening held (Dallas, TX).
  • February 25-26 - Jim Henson Legacy Screening with Heather Henson (Austin, TX).
  • May 19 - Muppets and Mechanisms exhibit opens at the Smithsonian Institution with puppets from Sam and Friends.
  • September 22 - Jim Henson: Performing Artist is launched; Jane Henson discussion panel

Videos Edit

Books Edit

  • September 5 - Before You Leap

Stage Shows Edit

  • "Sesame Street Live!" presents Elmo Makes Music

On the Web Edit

Parades Edit

  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade features 2 Sesame Street balloons (Super Grover and Big Bird), and a float.

2007 Edit

Television & Movies Edit

International Television & Movies Edit

  • May 15 - "Shara'a Simsim" begins airing on Ma'an Network in Palestine.
  • October 10 - The Japanese co-production of "Sesame Street" ends on TV Tokyo.
  • October 29 - "Vila Sésamo" programming block launched on TV Cultura in Brazil.
  • "Play with Me Sesame" Season 3 (final season) airs internationally except for the United States.
  • November 3 - "Tar ag Spraoi Sesame" begins airing on TG4 in Northern Ireland.

Appearances Edit

  • January 7 - Kermit the Frog on the Climate Code.
  • April - Kermit the Frog makes a brief appearance in a Ford commercial.
  • August 21 - Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal, Beaker and Chickens on America's Got Talent.
  • September 2-3 - The Muppets and Bear on the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon.
  • November 9 - Kermit the Frog makes a special appearance on Deal or No Deal.

Videos Edit

Books Edit

Albums Edit

  • October 30 - "Fraggle Rockin': A Collection" 3-disc CD set released.

Action Figures Edit

Stage Shows Edit

  • "Sesame Street Live!" presents When Elmo Grows Up

On the Web Edit

  • January 10 - October 24 - The Skrumps (1 music video / 19 blog videos) at the Yahoo Kids website.

Attractions Edit

  • Muppet Mobile Lab
    • February 13-March 4: Disney's California Adventure (Anaheim, CA)
    • August-February: Epcot (Bay Lake, FL)
  • Muppets, Music & Magic: Jim Henson's Legacy
    • March 30-April 3: The Brattle Theatre (Boston, MA)
    • April 17-24: Wexner Center (Columbus, OH)
    • June 21-July 1: The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA)
    • August 10-12: The Cinema Arts Centre (Huntington Long Island, NY)
    • November 26-December 23: George Eastman House (Rochester, NY)
  • Jim Henson's Fantastic World
    • September 7-November 25: Arkansas Art Center (Little Rock, AR)
    • December 15-March 9: Arizona Museum for Youth (Mesa, AZ)

Parades Edit

  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade features 1 Sesame Street balloon (Abby Cadabby), 1 Sesame Street float and Kermit the Frog balloon.

2008 Edit

Television & Movies Edit

International Television & Movies Edit

  • February 18 - "Jalan Sesama" begins airing on Trans7 in Indonesia.
  • April 5 - "Sesame Tree" begins airing on BBC Two Northern Ireland in Northern Ireland.
  • September "Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures" debuts internationally (Asia, Australia, Denmark, Germany, India, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom).

Appearances Edit

  • May 21 - Kermit and Fozzie appear to promote the 3rd season of the Muppet Show's DVD releases on "The View".
  • October 1 - Miss Piggy on "The View".
  • October 28 - Pepe the King Prawn on "The Late Late Show".
  • November 13 - The Muppets, under leadership of some Whatnots take over the Today Show.
  • December 16 - Kermit the Frog on "Dr. Phil".
  • December 17 - Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet / Miss Piggy on the Today Show / Pepe the King Prawn on the Bonnie Hunt Show.

Live Appearances Edit

  • November 13 - Kermit, Pepe, and Gonzo on the Whatnot Workshop.

VideosEdit

Books Edit

  • September 2 - Jim Henson's Doodle Dreams
  • October 28 - It's Hard Out Here for a Shrimp
  • December - Farscape comic books (1-2)
  • December 26 - Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street

Misc. Merchandise Edit

  • October 22 - The Muppet Whatnot Workshop opens at FAO.com
  • November 13 - The Muppet Whatnot Workshop opens at FAO Schwarz in New York City.

Stage Shows Edit

  • Sesame Street Live! presents Elmo's Green Thumb

On the Web Edit

  • February 1 - Muppets.com relaunches on Disney Xtreme Digital.
  • March 10 - Sam Plenty
  • March 29 - The Skrumps: Red Hot Skrumpy Drummer game at the Yahoo Kids website.

Attractions Edit

  • Muppet Mobile Lab
    • February 16: Hong Kong Disneyland (Penny's Bay, Lantau Island, HK)
  • Jim Henson's Fantastic World
    • March 29-June 22: Louisiana Art and Science Museum (Baton Rouge, LA)
    • July 12-October 5: International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.)
    • October 25-January 18: Atlanta History Center (Atlanta, GA)

Parades Edit

  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade features 1 Sesame Street balloon (Abby Cadabby), 1 Sesame Street float and Kermit the Frog balloon.

2009 Edit

Television & Movies Edit

International Television Edit

  • "3, 2, 1 Let's Go" airs internationally.
    • June 22 - Latin America: Discovery Kids
    • Summer - Bangladesh: BTV (as part of Sisimpur Season 5)
    • September 8 - Canada: Treehouse
  • October 22 - "Sesamgade" begins airing on TV2 in Denmark.

Appearances Edit

  • September 29 - Kermit and Miss Piggy in Los Angeles to help announce the Give a Day. Get a Disney Day. campaign.
  • December 1 - Kermit and Fozzie at United States Postal Service press conference.

Videos Edit

Books Edit

  • January 27 - The Diva Code
  • March 25 - The Muppet Show comic books (Meet the Muppets / The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson / Pigs in Space) were released.
  • March - Farscape comic books (3-14)
  • May 21 - Kermit Culture
  • May 27-Sepember 9 - Muppet Robin Hood
  • October - Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street
  • Fall - Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street (second edition)

Stage Shows Edit

  • "Sesame Street Live!" presents 1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo and Friends

Attractions Edit

  • Jim Henson's Fantastic World
    • February 7-May 3: Orange County Regional History Center (Orlando, FL)
    • May 23-August 16: Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum (Seattle, WA)
    • September 5-November 29: James A. Michener Art Museum (Doylestown, PA)
    • December 19-March 14: Mississippi Museum of Art (Jackson, MS)

Parades Edit

  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade features 1 Sesame Street balloon (Abby Cadabby), 1 Sesame Street float and Kermit the Frog balloon.

See Also Edit

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