Here’s the new Kermit voice— NOPE.
by Curt Sandvig
Well Disney has finally released a new video with the new Kermit voice actor and I can sum it up with four words- I DON’T LIKE IT.
It is very different then Jim Henson’s and also Steve Whitmire’s…and in my humble opinion it just isn’t good. I do have to admit it was very smart of Disney to push back this video letting the anger surrounding Steve Whitmire’s firing settle down but Muppet fans don’t forget and Muppet fans will definitely have opinions on this change. Not only was the voice surprisingly different it just didn’t feel like Kermit for me. I was really hoping that the mouse would change its mind and bring back Steve Whitmire (perhaps a more humbled, more inviting Whitmire) but that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen, next month The Muppets take the Hollywood Bowl and all things point to Vogel voicing my favorite frog.
Its not easy being green and its not easy doing Kermit’s voice apparently.
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