Kermit the Frog gets a new croak after 27 years

Kermit the Frog's longtime puppeteer has left The Muppets

Matt has worked with The Muppets Studio since the 1990s, performing as an assistant puppeteer for Sesame Street favourite Ernie alongside Steve.

Whitmire had been the voice of Kermit since Jim Henson died in 1990.

Steve Whitmire, who has voiced the iconic Muppets character since 1990, has been replaced by fellow Muppets performer Matt Vogel, according to reports.

There's a frog in a lot of throats across the country as news has circulated that Kermit the Frog is getting a new voice.

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He has also portrayed Rizzo the Rat, as well as several Fraggle Rock characters. Moreover, he appeared in Henson movie projects as The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. No reasoning for Whitmire's departure has been announced.

Longtime Muppet performer Steve Whitmire will reportedly no longer be with the famed group.

Vogel's first footage as Kermit debuts next week in a "Muppets Thought of the Week" video. Both The Muppets Studio and Whitmire himself have either declined or have been unavailable for comment. The news has only recently been confirmed with Disney by ToughPigs. He lends his voice to other classic characters such as Floyd Pepper, Lew Zealand, Uncle Deadly, Big Bird and Count von Count. So that's Whitmire you hear as everyone's favorite "tea lizard" in The Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppet Treasure Island, Muppets from Space, Jason Segel's The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, and ABC's short-lived The Muppets.

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