He’s the most lovable frog around and has been delighting kids with his shenanigans for decades. And now, he’s got a brand-new voice. Puppeteer (or should we say, muppeteer) Matt Vogel made his debut as Kermit's new voice in a “Muppet Thought of the Week” video on YouTube earlier this week.
It was announced in July that Vogel would be taking over the iconic character’s voice from former puppeteer Steve Whitmire, after he and Disney (owners of the Muppets Studio) had a falling-out. Vogel is only the third person to ever voice the beloved green muppet.
In the clip, Kermit the Frog imparts some words of wisdom about how to follow your dreams (well, sort of). Listen to Kermit’s new voice below. (It sounds a lot like the old Kermit to us. Ribbit, ribbit.)