Give the Muppets a break

MuppetsSome may argue that those responsible for changing that tax breaks for movies made in the UK are a bunch of Muppets, but now the real Muppets have been hit by the changes.

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, which has been responsible for special effects in dozens of movies as well as the Muppets, looks set to close its doors due to the uncertainty over film tax, as well as a weak dollar.

The company’s 23 permanent staff have been told they could face redundancy if a review finds that shutting the Shop is the best way forward.

TS imagines the poor workers are about as happy as Marvin, the paranoid android created by the company for the recent Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie. Perhaps they simply need Miss Piggy to take a trip down to the Treasury to sort things out. A few hiii-ya’s on Gordon Brown and the tax situation would be resolved in no time.

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