Introducing Kermit's New Voice

Matt Vogel's version heard publicly for first time
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2017 11:25 AM CDT

If you weren't sure how you'd feel about Kermit the Frog having a new voice, now you can finally decide. Every week, the Muppets release an official "Muppet Thought of the Week" on the official YouTube channel, and this week's video features, for the first time, puppeteer Matt Vogel in the role of Kermit. The AV Club deems Vogel, the third person to voice Kermit, "perfectly competent at hitting the character's froggy tone," and USA Today says it "sounds a lot like old Kermit." Gizmodo notes that while the voice isn't exactly what we're used to, "it's also clearly still Kermit, and really that's the most important thing." Muppets creator Jim Henson voiced Kermit first, followed by Steve Whitmire, who was recently let go after much drama. (More Kermit the Frog stories.)

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