How The Muppet Movie Inspired My Childhood, and How It’s Saving My Endangered Imagination Today

Today is Kermit the Frog’s 56th birthday!

I just found out, and I’m surprised. Because I just finished a series of blog posts about Kermit and his extraordinary big-screen debut, The Muppet Movie.

The more I replay The Muppet Movie in my mind (I memorized the movie word for word when I was a kid), the more I realize how much it has influenced my life. It’s kind of a miraculous little movie.

I’ve just written a two-part account of what the movie means to me. It’s published at Good Letters, the blog of Image journal. Here’s…

I hope you enjoy it. And if you haven’t seen The Muppet Movie recently, you should.

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