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Discussion in 'Muppet Babies' started by erniebert1234ss, Jul 23, 2004.
that's quite alright.
I'm kind of looking forward as well.
Though nothing is certain until a show is actually announced, there are a number of assumptions we can very safely make about a CGI Muppet Babies production:
* No-one will feel any obligation to cast either the classic Muppet performers or the original voice artists from Muppet Babies in the new show. Odds on, they'll get a bunch of professionals who we've never heard of, but who are all based in the one place. Simpler and cheaper that way.
* No-one will feel any obligation to replicate the exact character line-up of the previous show. The target audience for this kind of show will be toddlers and young children who probably won't remember the earlier series. Even if that kind of audience does get accustomed to repeats, they're less fussy than us fan types.
* We shouldn't assume that the central conceit of the previous series -- long excursions into the babies' imaginations -- will be maintained. All that film integration work would make the show more expensive, so it could well have more conventional storylines. (This is more of a speculation than the other two points.)
One of the factors that makes a new MB series likely is that kids who grew up watching the show are now parents themselves. Lots of other 80s cartoon series have experienced a revival, so MB is definitely a possibility. But most parents will have little more than a vague nostalgic memory which might make them more likely to push their own offspring in the direction of the new MB. And as for us obsessives? We'll watch the show regardless of how it changes, so why worry too much about us?
I've actually wondered about this as far as how a new line-up would look. I would of course prefer the original group but it wouldn't surprise me if they did change it. I figure Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo, Piggy, and Animal are all safe bets. As far as the other three spots, who knows? I would love for Rowlf to be on the show, but it wouldn't shock me if he, Scooter, and Skeeter were dropped in favor of some of the new batch. Pepe I figure would be a likely replacement.
I'd love it if it was true. It would be so cool if Rizzo joined the gang as a baby he's one of my favorite Muppets along with Gonzo. I think it would be so quit if they had the whole buddy, buddy thing going on between the two like they do in the Muppet movies/show. Also I'd love it if they expanded on the Skeeter/Gonzo relationship thing I'm probably crazy and am the only one here possibly who believes in that relationship but I think it would be quite if they were to become a couple in the possible series. My username is after my two favorite Muppet characters Gonzo and Rizzo just spelt the rats name wrong dang it.
They redid Care Bears in CGI. So it's not a surprise, they'd try to update Muppet Babies in the same way.
I mean, who knows...it could be better.
I quite like the idea of a CGI show. It shows Disney has plans!!
The Care Bears look fantastic CGI, and move fairly naturally too.
CG Muppet Babies?! Good lord...
I am all for a new endeavor involving the integration of CG and puppetry, but why bring the Muppet Babies into it? Playing off name recongition? Come on people...
If this were to be an entirely new project, fine, I'd be interested. But to rehash the Muppet Babies in this form seems utterly ridiculous. Perfectly in line with the downward spiral Muppet productions have been taking.
I think this is a perfect example of a time to ask yourself WJDT?: Would Jim Do This? I have to think absolutely not. I'm praying that this becomes little more than an MC rumor.
Well, unless they use the Waldo technology, and make this a puppet/CGI blend, I wouldn't mind too much... but since you seem concerned this is no more than a rumor that's all bark and no substance. Nothing came out of it either way, so this probably will not happen at least anytime soon...
BTW, these plans have been around even before the Disney deal, and other than the oz movie, no other pre-Disney deal has hit yet....
That honestly SCARES me. I like Pepe okay, but oh...oh, gosh. To replace Scooter and Skeeter...with...PEPE!?!?!? That's almost as bad as if we took the level of Care Bear's CGI and made Muppet Babies exactly the same way. I watched that Care Bear's CGI hour-movie thing...
I had to stop watching after 20 mins. I couldn't stomach anymore of the outlandishly pre-schooler humor, and the horrible CGI animation.
--- Has anyone also noticed how pre-schooler's TV has changed, with the advent of Blue's Clues and Dora the Explorer ?? WAY too much repetation. Not enough morals.
You can't just go around replacing muppet babies! I admit the Scooter and Skeeter were not my favourites, but it wouldn't be the same without those guys!
I agree, but it wouldn't shock me to see it happen.
So babies got to go
I back the idea for a CGI show!
You can expect it to look something like that in The Book of Pooh. They used puppets, but also CG.
But then, of course... Muppet Babies was a wonderful, imaginative kid's cartoon, whereas Care Bears were just the creation of some greating card company to make a thrown together show so they could sell Care Bear Merchandise..... 80's animation, man... gotta love it.
Personally, IF this project were ever to take shape, I'd hope they could get back most of the writers. I mean, I know Jefferey Scott is still around... just hope Dragon Tales doesn't influence this that much.
The only real advantage I see to a new MB series is the oppertunity to make baby versions of Muppets they didn't use the first time around (wouldn't mind Skeeter being replaced by baby Janice). I mean, there was a good gag in their with a Baby Dr,Teeth having only one tooth where his gold tooth now is.
Um.....Skeeter must stay. But that Tooth gag is hilarious! He could have a phobia of loosing it!
The whole thing with pepe i see like they did with robin maybe have him guest star in a epp but have to be in bowl since how small he would be.
So, any news boys?
Baby Newsman: "This just in, oops...er, where was I?"
Baby Beau: "In the nursery..."
Baby Janice: "Like you take things too lit-rully..."
Baby Beau: "But I didn't take anything!"
Baby Lew: "Look, I'm Lew Geemand with by fably flying ants..."
Separate names with a comma.