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Muppet Kids is a franchise created by Jim Henson, that ran throughout the 1989 to the 2000s

Like Muppet Babies, the series featured the young version of the Muppets consisting Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal, Gonzo, Fozzie, Bean Bunny, Rolf, Janice, Skeeter and Scooter (especially their designs are modeled after Muppet Babies), but appeared as child/pre-teen versions.


Muppet Kids initially produced as a children’s book series from 1989 to 1996, published by Golden Books and Muppet Press.


In 2002, a direct-to-video feature film Kermit's Swamp Years featured the kid version of Kermit.

Muppet Kids Reading and Thinking Series

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Muppet Kids
Genres Edutainment
Developers Jim Henson Interactive
Publishers Brighter Child
Creators Voldi Way
Louise Gikow
Diane Mangan
Bonita Ferraro
Lauren Attinello
Artists Rob Buchanan
Matt Bozon
Composers Mike Hooker
Voldi Way
Ed Neicikowski
Platforms Windows, Macintosh
First release Letters: Capital & Small
Latest release Sorting & Ordering

Muppet Kids Reading and Thinking Series is a series of educational video games based on the Muppet Kids series, developed by Jim Henson Interactive, published by Brighter Child and distributed on some CDs by Encore Software. The games were released in both US, UK and France. The games were reissued in 2004 and included video clips from The Muppet Show.


  • Volume 1 - Letters: Capital & Small
  • Volume 2 - Beginning Sounds: Phonics
  • Volume 3 - Sound Patterns: Phonics
  • Volume 4 - Thinking Skills
  • Volume 5 - Same & Different
  • Volume 6 - Sorting & Ordering


In 1989, McDonald's produced the series of toys for the Happy Meal line-up, which depicted the Muppet Kids riding on tricycles, for limited time.

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