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Television & MoviesEdit

  • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, television debut on PBS series Independent Lens, April 5
  • Sesame Street season 43, September 24

International Television & MoviesEdit

  • The Muppets is released in Australia, January 1
  • The Muppets is released in New Zealand, January 1
  • The Muppets is released in Dominican Republic, January 5
  • The Muppets is released in Slovenia, January 5
  • The Muppets is released in Costa Rica, January 6
  • The Muppets is released in Panama, January 6
  • The Muppets is released in Serbia, January 11
  • The Muppets is released in Argentina, January 12
  • The Muppets is released in Czech Republic, January 12
  • The Muppets is released in Hungary, January 12
  • The Muppets is released in Colombia, January 13
  • The Muppets is released in Iceland, January 13
  • The Muppets is released in Romania, January 13
  • The Muppets is released in Uruguay, January 13
  • Die Muppets is released in Germany, January 19
  • The Muppets is released in Hong Kong, January 19
  • The Muppets is released in Bulgaria, January 20
  • Muppety is released in Poland, January 20
  • The Muppets is released in Vietnam, January 20
  • The Muppets is released in Croatia, January 26
  • The Muppets is released in Slovakia, January 26
  • The Muppets is released in Indonesia, January 27
  • The Muppets is released in South Africa, January 27
  • The Muppets is released in Greece, February 2
  • The Muppets is released in Portugal, February 2
  • The Muppets is released in Switzerland, February 2 (German)
  • I Muppet is released in Italy, February 3
  • The Muppets is released in Spain, February 3
  • The Muppets is released in Switzerland, February 3 (Ticino)
  • The Muppets is released in The Netherlands, February 8
  • The Muppets is released in Ireland, February 8
  • The Muppets is released in the United Kingdom, February 10
  • The Muppets is released in Belgium, February 15
  • The Muppets is released in Malta, February 15
  • The Muppets is released in Korea, February 16
  • The Muppets is released in Turkey, February 17
  • The Muppets is released in Sweden, March 16
  • The Muppets is released in The Philippines, March 21
  • The Muppets is released in Ukraine, March 29
  • The Muppets is released in Russia, April 12
  • The Muppets is released in Lithuania, May 18
  • The Muppets is released in Japan, May 19
  • Sesamstrasse season 40, October 1
  • The Muppets All-Star Comedy Gala, December 24 (Canada)

International CommercialsEdit

  • Fisherman's Friend, January (Germany)
  • Cravendale, February 6 (United Kingdom)

AppearancesEdit

  • Abby Cadabby on The Sunny Side Up Show, January 4
  • Cookie Monster and Elmo on Good Morning America, January 5
  • Kermit the Frog on Sex, God, Rock ‘n Roll with Stuart Davis & Kandyse McClure, January 12
  • Miss Piggy on Project Runway All-Stars, January 19
  • Kermit and Miss Piggy at the 84th Academy Awards, February 26
  • Oscar the Grouch on Jimmy Kimmel Live, February 26
  • The Swedish Chef on Walmart online video, March 8
  • Kermit, Miss Piggy and Walter on Good Morning America, March 13
  • Miss Piggy on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, March 13
  • Kermit and Miss Piggy on The View, March 14
  • Kermit on The Colbert Report, March 14
  • Miss Piggy on Anderson, March 15
  • Kermit and Walter on Entertainment Tonight, March 19
  • Miss Piggy on The Talk, March 21
  • Statler and Waldorf on The Soup, March 21
  • Miss Piggy on Entertainment Tonight, March 21
  • Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem on Jimmy Kimmel Live, March 21
  • Miss Piggy on Fashion Police, March 30
  • Cookie Monster on The Chew, April 2
  • Kermit and the Swedish Chef on The View, April 12
  • The Puppet Up! cast on The Celebrity Apprentice, April 15
  • Kermit, Miss Piggy and the Muppets on The Bachelorette, May 21
  • Grover and Telly Monster on Fox & Friends, May 31
  • Elmo and Rosita on Coming Home, June 1
  • Elmo on Today, June 7
  • Murray and Ovejita on Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi, July 5
  • Elmo, Grover and Abby Cadabby on Today, August 9
  • Elmo and Kevin Clash on Barefoot Contessa, August 18
  • Grover on Good Afternoon America, August 22
  • Miss Piggy on E! News, September 12
  • Kermit and Miss Piggy on Best in TV, September 18
  • Elmo, Big Bird, Murray, Grover, Bert, Abby, Rosita, Oscar, and Cookie Monster, with Carol-Lynn Parente, Good Morning America, September 19; Maria, and the letter J both appear in a pre-taped segment
  • Elmo, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, September 19
  • Cookie Monster, Fox & Friends, September 20
  • Elmo, The Talk, September 20
  • Elmo, Extra, September 20
  • Big Bird and Roscoe Orman (Gordon), The Wendy Williams Show, September 21
  • Elmo, The Chew, September 21
  • Elmo, E! News, September 21
  • Elmo, Today, October 2
  • Cookie Monster, The Chew, October 23
  • Elmo, Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, WNYC radio, October 30
  • The Muppets on Good Morning America, November 27
  • The Muppets on The Voice, November 27
  • The Muppets on Christmas in Rockefeller Center, November 28
  • The Muppets on Cee Lo's Magic Moment, November 30
  • Kermit on 30 Rock, December 6
  • Elmo on Michael Bublé: Home for the Holidays, December 10
  • Kermit on VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live, December 14

Live AppearancesEdit

  • Grover at Qualcomm's Consumer Electronics Show 2012 keynote, January 11
  • Carmen Osbahr and Pam Arciero, Westport Cinema Initiative screening of Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, January 28
  • Elmo at the Drama League of New York gala, February 6
  • Scooter at TED2012, February 29
  • Statler and Waldorf at The Secret Policeman's Ball, March 4
  • Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Pepe, Walter, and Sweetums at The Hollywood Walk of Fame to receive The Muppets' star, March 20
  • Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Gordon at The White House Easter Egg Roll, April 9
  • Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and Pepe at the NYC & Company Visitor Center in Midtown Manhattan to become the official 2012 NYC Family Ambassadors, April 13
  • Characters from Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas appear at the Jim Henson's Musical World concert at Carnegie Hall, April 14
  • Kermit and Miss Piggy at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 24
  • Cookie Monster at TEDMED2012, April
  • Elmo at Jamie Lynn's Kitchen, May 20
  • Elmo, Rosita, Gordon, and Matt Rogers on the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, May
  • Eric Jacobson and Super Grover 2.0 at San Diego Comic-Con, July
  • Miss Piggy at New York Fashion Week, September 6
  • Gordon at South Street Seaport Children's Day, September 30
  • Big Bird on Saturday Night Live, October 6
  • The Muppets appear with Cee Lo Green in his Las Vegas show, October 10
  • Elmo and Gordon at New York Comic Con Kids Day, October 14
  • Kermit and Pepe at Disney Store Times Square, November 27

International AppearancesEdit

  • Kermit the Frog & Miss Piggy at Die Muppets premiere press conference in Germany, January 18 (live appearance)
  • Miss Piggy at Michael Michalsky's studio for Berlin Fashion Week, January 18 (live appearance)
  • Statler & Waldorf on Upps - Die Muppets sind los!, January 19
  • Kermit on Radio Energy Berlin, January 19
  • Kermit & Miss Piggy on SAT.1 Frühstücksfernsehen, January 20
  • Kermit & Miss Piggy at Los Muppets premiere press conference in Spain, January 23 (live appearance)
  • Kermit at the National Television Awards, January 25 (YouTube), (YouTube)
  • Kermit & Miss Piggy at The Sun, January 26 (live appearance)
  • Kermit & Miss Piggy at The Muppets premiere press conference in the United Kingdom, January 26 (live appearance)
  • Miss Piggy on neoParadise, January 26
  • Kermit, Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy on The Chris Moyles Show, January 27
  • Kermit & Miss Piggy on The Jonathan Ross Show, January 28
  • Kermit, The Swedish Chef, Statler & Waldorf on Albert Heijn commercials, January & February
  • Miss Piggy & Kermit on Verleihung der Goldenen Kamera, February 4
  • Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Rizzo the Rat & Beaker on T4 Muppet Takeover, February 5
  • Kermit on Daybreak, February 10
  • Miss Piggy hosting the red carpet at The Orange British Academy Film Awards, February 13 (taped February 12)
  • Statler and Waldorf at The Secret Policeman's Ball, March 9
  • Pferd, Wolle, Carsten Morar-Haffke and Martin Paas on DAS!, March 20
  • Ernie on Kikaninchen (KIKA), May 28
  • Oscar the Grouch at the Philippine Pediatric Society's annual convention, May
  • Kermit & Pepe the King Prawn on Daybreak, June 11
  • Kermit & Pepe the King Prawn on Loose Women, June 11
  • Kermit & Pepe the King Prawn on Heart Breakfast, June 12
  • Kermit & Pepe the King Prawn at the HMV Oxford Circus, June 13
  • Kermit & Pepe the King Prawn on Magic 105.4 FM, June 13
  • Kermit & Pepe the King Prawn on OK!, June 13
  • Kermit & Pepe the King Prawn on Empire Podcast, June 15
  • Elmo & Cookie Monster on The Project, July 2
  • The Muppets at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, Canada, July 26
  • Elmo, Grover & Abby Cadabby on This Morning, August 9
  • Abby Cadabby on Milkshake!, August 10
  • Elmo on Kikaninchen (KIKA), September 3
  • Ernie & Bert on Krömer - Late Night Show, September 22
  • Ernie (Martin Paas) & Bert (Carsten Morar-Haffke), Horst Janson and Samson at 40 Jahre Sesamstrasse exhibition opening night launch party in Berlin, Germany, December 12 (live appearance)

BooksEdit

  • Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet: Clash of the Class Clowns, spring
  • Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet: The Good, the Bad, and the Fuzzy, summer
  • The Muppets: The Doodle Book, September 18
  • Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal, November 7
  • The Wider Worlds of Jim Henson, November 26

StorybooksEdit

  • Grouchy Hugs, January 3
  • Up, Down, Around Town: A Book About Opposites, January 10
  • The Muppets: Lights, Camera, Action! Fact File, February 6
  • Bert and Ernie Go Camping, February 14
  • Cookie Monster's Busy Day, February 14
  • The Muppets Read-Along Storybook and CD, March 13
  • Elmo's Mommy, March 27
  • Miss Piggy in the Spotlight, April 3
  • Green and Bear It, April 3
  • Simple Science Experiments with Elmo and Friends: Water and Earth, April 19
  • Elmo Goes to School!, June 5
  • The Sesame Street Learning Library, June 21
  • Elmo and Ernie's Joke Book, June 26
  • Is My Face Red!, June 26
  • Over on Sesame Street, June 26
  • Kermit's Costume Caper, summer
  • Firsts!, July 24
  • Starry Songs, August 1
  • Elmo's Rockin' Rhyme Time!, August 7
  • Get Moving with Elmo!, August 7
  • Presto, Gonzo!, September 18
  • Circle of Friends, September 25
  • Elmo's Christmas Hugs, October 2
  • Sesame Street Holiday Gift Set, October 16
  • The Twelve Days of a Muppet Christmas (and a Chicken in a Pine Tree), October 16

Home VideoEdit

  • Elmo's World: Favorite Things!, February 7
  • The Muppets, March 20
  • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, April 3
  • Big Elmo Fun, April 3
  • Elmo's Magic Numbers, July 10
  • Elmo's Alphabet Challenge, August 14
  • Best of Friends, September 4
  • Making Friends, October 2
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol Blu-ray, November 6
  • Sesame Street: Old School: Volume 3, November 6
  • A Special Sesame Street Christmas, November 6

International Home VideoEdit

  • Eine Möhre für Zwei DVD 1: Der Arztbesuch, March 16
  • Eine Möhre für Zwei DVD 2: Alles meins!, March 16
  • Los Muppets, March 23
  • Os Muppets, March 28
  • Les Muppets, le retour, May 2
  • Die Muppets, May 24
  • I Muppet, May 30
  • Los Muppets, June 6
  • Eine Möhre für Zwei DVD 3: Immer nur Möhren, June 8
  • Eine Möhre für Zwei DVD 4: Haarige Zeiten, June 8
  • 布偶历险记, July 10
  • ザ・マペッツ ブルーレイ, August 22
  • The Best of Red, August 27
  • Eine Möhre für Zwei DVD 5: Der schönste Beruf, September 14
  • Eine Möhre für Zwei DVD 6: Pferd ist fernsehkrank, September 14

​Video GamesEdit

  • LittleBigPlanet level pack, January
  • Disney Universe add-ons, March
  • Elmo's Musical Monsterpiece, June 15
  • Kinect Sesame Street TV, September 18
  • Just Dance: Disney Party; "The Muppet Show Theme" from The Muppets is one of the featured songs, October 23

ComicsEdit

◾Fraggle Rock Classics Volume 1, January 3 ◾Die Muppet Show Band 3: Auf Tour, January 12 ◾Die Muppet Show Band 4: Familientreffen, February 9 ◾Die Muppet Show Spezial 2: Muppet Robin Hood, March 8 ◾Die Muppet Show Band 5: Gruselgewusel, May ◾The Muppet Show Comic Book: The Four Seasons, July 4 ◾Die Muppet Show Spezial 3: Muppet Schneewittchen, September ◾Fraggle Rock Classics Volume 2, October 16

MerchandiseEdit

◾The Muppets PEZ dispensers, January ◾Muppet puppets (Build-A-Bear) ◾Disney Racers, spring ◾The Muppets Collectible Figures, spring ◾Muppet vinyl figures ◾Classic ABC/123 Wood Blocks & Cart featuring Kermit the Frog block, summer ◾ Popcorns Vinylmation Kermit figure, fall

Music videosEdit

◾"Share It Maybe" ◾"Do It Anyway" with Ben Folds Five ◾"All I Need is Love" with Cee Lo Green

PeopleEdit

◾Judy Freudberg dies, June 10 ◾Jerry Nelson dies, August 23 ◾Kevin Clash resigns from Sesame Street, November 20 ◾Frank Oz retires from Sesame Street, November 20 ◾Emily Squires dies, November 21 ◾Diana Birkenfield dies, November 22

BusinessEdit

◾The Jim Henson Company ends its partnership with Chick-fil-A, July

Attractions and EventsEdit

◾Jim Henson's Fantastic World ◾The Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria, Queens, NY), January 1 - March 4, 2012

◾ToonSeum presents "Animating Haring!", featuring art by Bill Davis, created for Keith Haring-inspired animation on Sesame Street, October 22, 2011 - February 26, 2012 ◾"Man or Muppet" wins the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 84th Academy Awards, February 26 ◾The Muppets receive a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, March 20 ◾The Case of the Stolen Show, interactive Muppet game debuts aboard the Disney Fantasy during its maiden voyage, March 31 ◾Jim Henson's Musical World concert at Carnegie Hall, April 14 ◾40 Jahre Sesamstrasse anniversary exhibition ◾Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen (Berlin, Germany), December 13, 2012 - April 7 May 5, 2013 (extended)

◾ 3 & Under, a Sesame Street-themed exhibit at the new National Children's Museum at National Harbor, Maryland, December 14

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