American Kermit the Frog gets a new voice after 27 years
The American voice of the in the fifties invented pop Kermit the Frog is after 27 years by a new voice actor voice.
Steve Whitmire took over the role of Kermit and Sesamstraats Ernie on after the unexpected death of The Muppers-creator Jim Henson in 1990.
In 2004 he wore the Ernie over to a successor, to focus more to be able to focus on his work for The Muppets. According to Deadline, the news about the departure of Whitmire announced, is the reason of his retirement is not clear.
Kermit will get next week a new puppeteer: Mike Bird. He was previously responsible for Constantin, Kermits criminal doppelganger in the film Muppets Most Wanted from 2014.