One Muppet. One Voice. [savethemuppets.com]: "In September 2005, the Muppets Holding Company, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, held open auditions to cast 'alternate performers' for the ten main Muppet characters, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Gonzo.
Disney's plan is to replace the Muppeteers %u2015 artists who have performed these classic characters for decades %u2015 with a production line of part-time puppeteers. It's cheaper and quicker to use young, unknown performers %u2015 they don't ask as many questions or hold things up by insisting that the characters remain consistent."
Yes, there are maybe more important concerns in the world. But, come on. It's the Muppets.