Disney has access to so many different intellectual properties, from Fox to Star Wars, Pixar to Marvel, it’s easy to lose track of them all.
Perhaps one of the most overlooked and underappreciated, and dare we say, hidden gems of the Disney IP portfolio is The Muppets.
The Muppets have 10 feature films, five seasons of a variety show, an animated series, and some exclusive Disney+ features. And that doesn’t include the expanded Muppet family, like Sesame Street, Bear in the Big Blue House, and Dinosaurs.
The Muppets are an ensemble cast of puppet characters known for corny, sketch-style comedy. Created by Jim Henson in 1955, the Muppets have infiltrated American pop culture through television, film, and music. The Jim Henson Company sold the rights of the Muppets to the Walt Disney Company in 2004 under CEO Michael Eisner.
Throughout their almost seven decades in the entertainment industry, we’ve laughed with them, cried with them (mostly from laughing too hard), and even been inspired by them. So, we’ve compiled some of the best Muppet quotes throughout their long and illustrious career.
“I don’t care what you think of me, unless you think I’m awesome. In which case, you are right.”
“Beauty is all about loving who you are. And if you have a problem with that, may I suggest you try loving who I am?”
“There’s only one Miss Piggy, and she is moi!”
“I’m a pig, and as a pig, I have always stood out.”
“Express your feelings all of the time unless you’re trying to hide something.”
Kermit the Frog
“Life’s like a movie. Write your own ending.”
“Just because you haven’t found your talent yet, doesn’t mean you don’t have one.”
“It’s nice to be important, but it’s important to be nice.”
“Forget the map, roll down the windows, and whenever you can, pull over and have a picnic with a pig.”
“Here’s some simple advice: always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously. And beware the advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament.”
“I’ve got a dream too, but it’s about singing and dancing and making people happy. That’s the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with.”
“Never worry about failure. It’s gonna happen. But that’s OK: Go ahead, take chances… and you might just find that what feels like failure isn’t failure at all, it’s what inspires you to dream even bigger.”
“He’s one of us. And no matter what happens, no matter what obstacles we face, we never forget one of our own.”
“Movin’ right along, footloose and fancy-free. Getting there is half the fun, come share it with me.”
“We were hugging because that’s what friends do! Friends do not spy!”
Rizzo the Rat’s ‘Rat Scmat’ has got to be my favorite.
I’ve always loved Kermit. I never liked that pig though, she’s not good enough for Kermit.