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Any mascot by Henson?

Will the Philadelphia 76ers mascot be Muppet Wiki eligible? Or is it the facial puppetry element that qualifies Goleo? -- Zanimum 18:21, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

It depends on what they come up with, and what aesthetic category he falls in (Muppet vs. Creature). Facial puppetry had nothing to do with Goleo, but if it is merely a *suit*, that might change how we cover it (i.e. whether a page for the team as the client, like we do on commercial work, or for the character, or just on the list of Creature Shop jobs). Right now, it's all a "We'll see," since it's just a press release so far. No need to worry about it until/if it happens. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 18:45, December 12, 2011 (UTC)
Just an update, the vote ends two hours from now, apparently. -- Zanimum 01:24, December 14, 2011 (UTC)


A new contributor added this page... Does this actually have anything to do with the Muppets/Henson? -- Danny (talk) 20:35, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

It does, which is why I haven't deleted it. It's just badly done. I've checked, and it's definitely a Henson creation, though articles seem to disagree on whether it was Jim Henson's Creature Shop or just "Jim Henson Company" in general. Mak Wilson lists it on his resume as a "FIFA/Henson" project, and that he served as choreographer. Now, there's a puppet soccer ball/football too, Pille, which oddly is not Henson in the least. So it is relevant, just a weak article right now. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 20:39, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
The Martin Paas article says that Goleo is "controversial", which is intriguing... -- Danny (talk) 20:52, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
Not so much controversial as "less popular than expected," "ridiculed," and "potentially pushed one licensee into bankruptcy." There's a lot of scattered details, which I hope to eventually put together. The first priority was to confirm whether it was in fact a Henson collaboration and just an assumption, but apart from the fact that it's mentioned so many places, the official FIFA website and Mak Wilson's CV feel pretty authoritative to me. I don't know if we want to call him a Muppet or a Creature. He doesn't quite fit either, but he's closer to creature. Here's one of the better articles on the subject, from the Taipei Times. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 21:00, 19 November 2006 (UTC)


thats why I added it. HI! I'm the founder/adopter of JudaismWiki and Kitsch and other oddities, I just swung by cause I saw the wiki was at a high rank.


to back that up, the German Football association or someone like that SAID he was a muppet, and the henson corp. was involved, or something... cchristian (again)

reasons why he is controversial

  • he dosn't wear pants.
  • he's a furry
  • the Lion has nothing to do with germany itself, It iss however, the bavarian mascos symbol.

hope someone can add this... cchristian

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