LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The Muppets were honoured with their own star on the storied Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, right outside the theatre where their recent movie was made and premiered.

Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and the rest of the puppet gang gathered in front of the El Capitan Theatre, opposite Graumman’s Chinese Theatre at the centre of Hollywood’s tourist district. “We are just really happy to be on Hollywood Boulevard today, joining some of the greatest names in show biz,” said Kermit as the Muppet star was unveiled on the stellar stretch of sidewalk visited by millions of tourists. Muppets creator Jim Henson’s daughter Lisa added: “The Muppets have truly arrived with their own star on Hollywood Boulevard in this amazing location.”