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Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Fozzie Bear, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    So how do you plan to translate it? Will you be dubbing DVDs or have a website where we can download subtittle episodes or will you just do it in script form?
    Just saw it will be guide form.Thanks.
  2. Vector

    Vector Member

    Here it is Muppets TV #2!

    I'd be glad to help you about the cultural notes.
  3. mrsieve

    mrsieve Well-Known Member

    I've watched the video. And in one scene (towards the beginning of the video approx 3mins 38-41 seconds in, when the guest star is about to walk thru two yellow swing doors. You can see the puppeteers head (follically challenged puppeteer). Then again at 7 mins 23sec (approx.). These are just two examples from the Muppets TV - 02 - Semoun & Sinclar esp. gotta love that.
  4. Dprogo

    Dprogo New Member

    Guide Form - Explanation

    To elaborate a bit, I thought I'd start by translating the script, broken down scene by scene so that the less French capable audience would be able to follow along. Then, add cultural notes and explanations.
    Finally, if someone wanted to take this and (probably re-work the script a bit) either subtitle or dub it, that'd be up to them. I'd be glad to help, but as it stands, I don't know oodles about video-editing, though I could do it, given the time and enough help with the voices. (I can do a passable Kermit, and that's about it.)

    So, I think I'll start with the script in French, then translate. After that, we'll see.
  5. Dprogo

    Dprogo New Member

    Cultural Help

    Much appreciated!

    I'll let you know.
  6. Punch'n'Judy

    Punch'n'Judy Well-Known Member

    Jim and co were just as guilty of that at times, especially on the early stuff.
  7. Da Dogster

    Da Dogster Active Member

    I agree I would love to see the all new muppet show over here in america.
  8. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    I think we all would but only with a good writter for sure!:flirt:
  9. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    Yeah, right now I don't think we're ready for a TMS until we find good writers who actually KNOW the Muppets!
  10. Vector

    Vector Member

    Goodies available in France:
  11. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

  12. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    Do you know if Disney is even looking for writiers who know the Muppets?
  13. Vector

    Vector Member

    I'm afraid I have bad news about the french show.

    They taped so far 10 episodes, and TF1 doesn't plan to continue the show in january, because of lower ratings than the previous show at that hour (sunday afternoon). :smirk:

    They should have put this show at decent hours in the beginning of prime time, later in the day. Doesn't sound good for any US adaptation. :confused:
  14. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    not good..not good at all..:boo:
  15. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    C'est la vie.

    Funny, on one hand, everyone was angry abou thte show, now those same people will be furious about the cancellation no doubt.

    Still this is really going to give Disney more incentive to look into doing more with them. :rolleyes:
  16. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Bother! Why dont the Muppets seem to being having much luck lately.
  17. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    I blame the old gypsy woman who put a curse upon the show!:o :concern:
  18. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I thought it might be the Phantom of The muppet Theatre!!
    I wonder if Disney France will now drop the project, or review it and find out why people werent watching it, make changes and give it a go on another TV Network if TF1 dont want to give it another go.
  19. SurfPark

    SurfPark Well-Known Member

    Well I never thought there was something wrong with the French show. They can't reproduce the characters 100% accurately, but they are still entitled to have a French-speaking version of each character, as long as they're kept up in the same spirit, right? Its a shame the show has been so short-lived. I never thought the French really were in tune with American or British humor in the first place. I can see how the show could have tanked after the initial "wow, talking puppets" novelty wore off.
  20. Vector

    Vector Member

    News updated today by Cauet about the TV show:

    The actual agreement was about only 10 episodes. So the show was planned to stop in december since the start.

    So about the future, there are 3 levels to pass to continue the show:

    -Disney level: they must now watch the show and grant Cauet to continue.

    -TF1 level: they didn't say that ratings were too poor to continue the show (45% of childen and 30% of adults which is pretty good for a puppet show).

    -Cauet level: he stated that Muppets TV is a big big work! If Disney & TF1 want to continue the show, Cauet will have to hire more people for a full time production.

    So now, we have to wait Disney's answer, then TF1's answer and Cauet's answer. These 10 episodes were only a test. So nothing is lost at this state!


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