Give the Muppets a break
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.