Kermit The Frog Finding A New Voice After 27 Years

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There's a frog in a lot of throats across the country as news has circulated that Kermit the Frog is getting a new voice.

Deadline reported that, according to a Muppets Studio spokeswoman, Whitmire is being replaced by Matt Vogel. For instance, Whitmire's characters weren't being used in recent Muppets Thought of the Week videos. Kermit was the original Muppet created by American puppeteer Jim...

He will be making his first appearance on "Muppets Thought of the Week" next week, though it is unlikely you will be able to spot any difference to the actual voice.

Muppet site Tough Pigs was the first to report the news. He'd also portrayed several "Fraggle Rock" characters and appeared in Henson movies "Labyrinth" and "The Dark Crystal".

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Whitmire had worked on the Muppets since 1978, also voicing Ernie of the Sesame Street double act Bert and Ernie.

Muppets performer Matt Vogel will take over from Whitmire. Little is known about the reason for his departure, but at 57-years-old, perhaps he just fancied an early retirement.

Longtime Muppet performer Steve Whitmire will reportedly no longer be with the famed group. The news has only recently been confirmed with Disney by ToughPigs. He has already voiced Kermit's imitator Constantine in the film Muppets Most Wanted.

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