Saturday, January 15, 2022

Muley Reads: Super Circus

Muley Reads: Super Circus!  This book is based on a show from the 1950's and features many of the same popular characters: Nicky, Cliffy, Claude Kirchner, Mary Hartline, and Scampy.


At the Super Circus, clowns Nicky and Cliffy create an act that leaves little clown Scampy out!  When he realizes this, he disappears!!  Where has he gone? What will he do if he can’t be in their act?  When we get left out because we’re not “big enough,” should we just give up?  Let's read the book to see what we might do instead of giving up.

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Muley the Mule assisted by Kevin L. Williams Music is Crazy Chicken by David Fesliyan, DONATE. Muley Reads is a series of videos starring Muley the Mule reading some of his favorite books - and we hope some of yours - wishing to inspire a love of reading, learning, imagining, and creation in children of all ages! And, as always, we love the books that communicate about people, animals, environment, love, and friendship. Some of Muley's special friends may even pop in to request a book. "Reading is fundamental!" Books add the fun, Muley adds "da mental!" Grab your family together, grab a snack or two, and sit back to relax while Muley Reads!!

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Kids Congo: Muley Message "Pure Imagination"

 Happy All Holidays to EVERYONE!!

On December 12, 2021, Muley the Mule and Friends visited First Congregational Church of Memphis to share a program and song dedicated to using your "pure imagination" to make the world a better place for everyone!  

First Congo meets each Sunday morning in person and online at 10:30 am Central Time.  


CAST

Narrator: Anakin Wade
Buford the Dog assisted by Martheus Wade
Missy Mule assisted by Janet Wade
Roy Duck assisted by DaMarco Randle
Muleton Mule, Jr. assisted by Kevin L. Williams

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www.firstcongo.com

MUSIC

Intro Music “Eye Laugh”
by
David Fesliyan Studios
www.fesliyanstudios.com

"Pure Imagination"
by
Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
from
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Musical

"Siyahamba"
A South African Zulu Hymn
Performed by First Congo Choir

Pianist
Jason Eschhofen

Drums
Chris Burgess

Musical Direction
Tammy Holt and Elicia Curry

PHOTOGRAPHY/SOUND
by
First Congregational Media Team

EDUCATIONAL ADVISOR
Steve Garcia

WRITTEN, PRODUCED, DIRECTED
by
Kevin L. Williams


Thursday, October 21, 2021

Muley Reads: Little Donkey

 Ever feel like you're big enough to do something, only to learn that you're really not?  Guess what: THAT'S OK!  Even if you're not very big right now, one day you WILL be - and then you get a chance to help people smaller than you.  As a matter of fact, even now you can probably help someone smaller than you are, so why not do that thing?  

After we read the book "Little Donkey," of course!



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Muley the Mule assisted by Kevin L. Williams
Music is Crazy Chicken by David Fesliyan.

Muley Reads is a series of videos starring Muley the Mule reading some of his favorite books - and we hope some of yours - wishing to inspire a love of reading, learning, imagining, and creation in children of all ages!  And, as always, we love the books that communicate about people, animals, environment, love, and friendship.  Some of Muley's special friends may even pop in to request a book.

"Reading is fundamental!"  Books add the fun, Muley adds "da mental!"

Grab your family together, grab a snack or two, and sit back to relax while Muley Reads!!

Thursday, August 19, 2021

The Great Muppet Caper 40th Anniversary

 Hi-ho!  Kevin the Human here, and today I'd like to share something that I love very much.  One of my favorite mystery films of all time, with excellent performances and show-stopping songs:

The Great Muppet Caper!

2021 marks the 40th Anniversary of the film, so I had to go see it in theaters - the first time I've seen it on the big screen since I saw it during its original release in 1981.  This company set it up in theaters:


You need to see this movie if you haven't already.

So, my pal Zach Haumesser literally winged-in from Buffalo, NY, to go hang out and watch this movie, bringing with him his Kermit the Frog.  We celebrated The Great Muppet Caper with some skits we threw together, nothing scripted, all improv - created as we went along.  

Keep checking back in here for more photos and videos as time moves forward and more is shared.


Speak of 'checking back' we put together a video of Kermit and Fozzie looking at their checklist 


We also shot this video to wish a kid, James, quick recovery after breaking both of his arms:


So, the checklist out of the way and the ticket bought, Kermit and Fozzie GO TO THE MOVIES!!

There were Trivia Cards before the movie started:









And, then, the first of a series of songs from the film: Hey, A Movie!

Second song is a bit of "Happiness Hotel!"

Third song is some of "Steppin' Out With a Star!"

Here is the last song we did and the final video, "The First Time It Happens" with a VERY SPECIAL TWIST ENDING!!!  WHO COULD IT BE!?

More photos will come soon, too, so check back!

Hope you have fun with these and I look forward to hearing from you about how much you (hopefully) like it!!

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Muley Reads: Daniel's Good Day

Daniel knows everyone in the neighborhood, and on his way to grandma's and back home learns what makes other people's days great for them. What makes a good day for you? What do YOU love to see happen to make it a great day?


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Music is Crazy Chicken by David Fesliyan.

Muley Reads is a series of videos starring Muley the Mule reading some of his favorite books - and we hope some of yours - wishing to inspire a love of reading, learning, imagining, and creation in children of all ages!  And, as always, we love the books that communicate about people, animals, environment, love, and friendship.  Some of Muley's special friends may even pop in to request a book.

"Reading is fundamental!"  Books add the fun, Muley adds "da mental!"

Grab your family together, grab a snack or two, and sit back to relax while Muley Reads!! 

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Muley's Kids Sermons: Holy Cow, It's Muley! (Issue 1)

 You can now own the 2011 kids' messages presented by Muley the Mule at First Congregational Church!  Including 24 pages of high quality full color photos and art, this easy to carry and read comic book style publication shares the biography of Kevin L. Williams' puppetry in church and an introduction by Pastor Cheryl Cornish.  It's a great addition to any collection, all based in a message of LOVE - for each other, for the planet, for the animals, and for YOU.

CLICK HERE to purchase!