Empire is a British magazine published monthly by Bauer Consumer Media. It was published by Emap since its establishment in 1989 and talks about movie premieres in the United Kingdom.
The February 2012 issue, the "Amazing 2012 Preview", features a section about the "Muppets Special", promoting the British release of The Muppets.
Kermit the Frog and Pepe the King Prawn appeared on the Empire Podcast episode #16 on June 15, 2012 to promote the British home video release of The Muppets. During the interview, they poke fun at Elmo and does impressions of him.