Disney made another Muppet movie. I hope its a good one. What Jim Henson did, Henson never pandered to the children, he never needed to because Henson simply never lost his inner child.
His Kermit the Frog was a gentle, lovable, lead character. Rawlf the Dog, and Big Bird too. PBS really knows how to pick a winner. What Henson did was right. First he made Sesame Street scheduled for after school, then he went prime time and the Muppet Show was a hit on commercial television attracting the great stars of the day, then he made the Muppet Movie, the Dark Crystal, Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller, Labyrinth, Farscape, and more. He succeeded in the major technology medias of the day. He united Rock ‘n’ roll with Classical, Jazz (Rowlf the dog), Broadway musics, and more musics. He united science (Dr. Bunsen Honeydew) with art. He did drama and comedy with intelligence and insight, and it was always kind-hearted and topical for children, and sometimes topical for adults. His vision was unique among his contemporaries, he saved television, saved the movies, and the saved USA from becoming completely jaded during difficult times. He was a real hero.
“This led to “The Muppet Show” (1976). It initially struggled both in the ratings and in the search for guest stars, but in the second season it became a smash hit and would eventually become the most widely watched series in television history.”