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CGI Muppet Babies Show?

Discussion in 'Muppet Babies' started by erniebert1234ss, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. Whatever

    Whatever Active Member

    Hear, hear!
  2. McFraggle

    McFraggle Active Member

  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Personally, I still say the Muppet story began when Little James M. Henson discovered the Medium of Television. and began doing a short local program. He later made a puppet out of a green coat who would become Kermit the Frog.

    >>Has anyone seen that new Christmas movie out on DVD? The one that uses the classic disney characters? It's in CGI and looks pretty cool. I'd love a muppet babies show done like this. They could even make the babies look like puppets by adding fur and stuff. I think this new movie shows that Disney likes CGI and will use it<<

    I disagree... mainly because Huey, Dewy, and Louie look absolutely horrid! :eek:
  4. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

    I agree, the style of animation used in this special was great. Some characters did look slightly different but the charm and story was still there and it did look awesome.

    It was not about the revolutionary CGI to make it look "real" (yet it did not look cheap or cheezy), it was about keeping true to the classic animation. I am sure the muppet babies would look awesome in this style. :excited:
  5. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

    Muppet Babies does not fit into the "Muppet TimeLine", but it was not ment to. It was based on the "what if.." dream in Muppets take Manhattan...it is just a fun, entertaining, "what if"...not true Muppet history.

    Remember Muppet Babies was the first successful show to take characters and put them togeather as babies/children. Looney Tunes Babies, Flintstone Kids, a Pup Named Scooby-Doo, and so one were all in the wake of Muppet Babies!
  6. christyb

    christyb New Member

    Your forgetting the ever popular Rugrats (which is a complete copy of MB), Jungle Cubs (based on the characters in The Jungle Book), and ohhh I could go on and on.....
  7. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

    Yeah there were a lot more. Rugrats was slightly different; as the baby version came first followed by a grown up version. But it was still based on the idea of the "baby cartoon", something Muppet Babies reinvented and made popular.
  8. I think the CGI style will look good if they try to make them look like puppets with texture. If not, it won't really be all that bad. Turning 2d cartoons into CGI seems to be the thing to do now. It's happening to Popeye (spelling?) for a new movie coming out soon. It's really not that bad of a mix. It's the same look only bumpier. We've all seen 2d cartoons in a 3d style when we see action figures. I guess that's why it's not that much of a shock.
  9. McFraggle

    McFraggle Active Member

    It grows on you. But the Disney movie characters do look pretty good.
  10. christyb

    christyb New Member

    CGI might not be such a bad idea if they do it right. Like what Mcfraggle says look at Disney and Pixar. They seem to have the formula down right.
  11. Bubbadog

    Bubbadog Member

    Yes, I agree. The true origins are that in a nutshell.
    Otherwise the rest is up to you. Write your own ending....
  12. Disney is actualy doing Toy Story 3 WITHOUT Pixar. I wonder how that will turn out.
  13. christyb

    christyb New Member

    Ack, awful. After all it's Disney's fault they lost Pixar (ok so I'm a little against Disney.)
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The movie is out NOW. It's a direct to video release!

    >>Disney is actualy doing Toy Story 3 WITHOUT Pixar. I wonder how that will turn out.<<

    I'd like to say what it could be like, but I'd get banned from the site! Absolutely attrocious! I hope Pixar files suit, or requests an injunction to stop this thing from getting made.
  15. christyb

    christyb New Member

    Where is it avalible??? I didn't know it was already out.
  16. Why are some of you against other forms of animation? There are different forms and there is room for all of them.
  17. Pixar does not own the rights to the characters I think. Disney owns Toy Story 2 and I think that includes the characters in it.
  18. christyb

    christyb New Member

    Huh?? :confused: Do you mean CG animation or the classic disney style (drawings by hand) actually I'm a big fan of CG. I was saying that I don't think that Disney could do as good of a job on the toy story characters and storyline without pixar behind it. The only type of animation that I don't like is the japense style (I think it's called anime).
  19. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I'm looking foraward to CG muppet babies
  20. My post was in response to earlier ones. I didn't know they were from earlier until I posted though. Sorry about that. :sympathy:


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